above [huperano] all [pas] principality, [arche] and [kai] power, [exousia] and [kai] might, [dunamis] and [kai] dominion, [kuriotes] and [kai] every [pas] name [onoma] that is named,
[onomazo] not [ou] only [monon] in [en] this [touto] world, [aion] but [alla] also [kai] in [en] that which is to
come: [mello] KJV-Interlinear
above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is
named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. NASB
Far above, 'huperano,' means infinitely above, greatly exhalted. Jesus Christ is elevated not equal to the heights of angels or humanity, not to some point just above these creatures, but He was placed, promoted, exalted to such a high position that second place is infinitely below His position.
Principality, 'arche,' means the highest of possible positions or ranks. It means the beginning, pre-eminence, rulers, magistrates and so forth. The highest of all creature possible positions. Jesus Christ has been placed in a position that is infinitely higher than even the highest possible creature positions.
Power, 'exousia,' means position or privilege, jurisdiction, control, and comes to mean that Jesus Christ as been given authority over all jurisdictions, all privileges.
Might, 'dunamis,' means force, ability beyond the seemingly miraculous, strength. Jesus Christ possesses might beyond the omnipotent, if that were possible. There is no force or power, even in black holes, that could even begin to match that of Christ. Man and angel cannot even begin to challenge His might.
Dominion, 'kuriotes,' means master or mastery, rule, and comes to represent the Lordship of Christ. He is Lord and master over all that is. There is nothing in heaven or on the earth that is over Christ.
Every name that is named, means every creature, every rank from the smallest of particles like germs of single celled organisms, or whatever is smaller and the smallest, to the highest of ranks, be it man or beast or angel. He is over all ranks and categories of creation.
And not only in this current world or existence, but also in the next world, the new universe and heaven combined when they are re-created and joined at the end of our current history.
Our current history will end someday, just as your personal physical life will someday come to an end, just as each twenty-four hour day comes to an end, just as the seasons of the year come to an end, just as each year comes to an end. All are certain events that will occur. And one day, they will all come to their final termination.
And then, Christ will use that power, which we have been studying for the last few verses, and it will be used to completely destroy our current universe, out of total existence, leaving no residue, no dust, no particles whatsoever, and then He will create again, out of nothing, a totally new universe, the attributes of which we will not know until that occurs.
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