Emanna for 03/15/2019
Transmission of Extraordinary Power to Us
Eph 1:18 ...that you may know... (22) And He subjected all
things under His
feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, (23) Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.
Words of Ministry
Thirdly, the great power that operated in Christ has subjected all things under His feet. For Christ to be far above all is one thing; for all things to be subjected under His feet is another. The former is Christ's transcendency; the latter is the subjection of all things to Him. Here we see the subduing power, the power to subdue all things. Fourthly, God's great power that operated in Christ gave Him to be the Head over all things to the church. It was through God's surpassingly great power that Christ received the headship in the universe. As a man, in His humanity with His divinity, Christ was raised up from the dead, was seated in the heavenlies, had all things subjected to Him, and was given to be the Head over all things. The words "to the church" in verse 22 imply a transmission. Whatever Christ, the Head, has attained and obtained is now being transmitted to the church, His Body. In this transmission the church shares with Christ all His attainments: the resurrection from among the dead, His being transcendent over all, the subjecting of all things under His feet, and the headship over all things. The church comes out of this power. The little word "to" indicates the source of the church. This power, which is transmitted to the church, will accomplish the glory and fulfill our hope.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 143. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/5/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.