22 And [kai] hath put [hupotasso] all [pas] things under [hupo] his [autos] feet, [pous] and [kai] gave [didomi] him [autos] to be the head [kephale] over [huper] all [pas] things to the church, [ekklesia]KJV-Interlinear
22 And He
put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all
things to the church, NASB
All things under His feet, means that God the Father, has placed all things in subjection to Christ. The feet standing on or over anything, is a symbol of those things being under your total control and authority.
Head over all things, is an expression for total authority and sovereignty.
From the previous verses, we now know that it took power, phenomenal power to accomplish Gods plan, which was directed to this end. That Christ, of whom all of history has rejected, was destined to be the supreme ruler forever, and ever.
But there is one more important item in this verse. And that item is the why. Why was Christ placed as ruler over all things? For certainly Christ as God, who is eternal and has existed since eternity past, was already the supreme ruler over all things, just as the other two members of the Trinity were.
They, all three, are co-equal, co-infinite, and co-eternal. All three members of the Godhead possess the same exact attributes and essence - omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, immutability, veracity, justice, righteousness, love, eternal life, and sovereignty
They all three, already had these things. So what changed?
Well, the church changed, by coming into existence, and becoming the heir and purpose of all of these things.
Christ was made formally the ruler, not for Himself, but for the benefit of the church, which is to say, He was made ruler for the benefit of all believers.
For when creation occurred, the outline of history had to be put into place in order to justify and prove that God is honorable and fair and right, and that given any form of history, there will be those who will reject truth and test or challenge God.
Those in opposition have nothing better to offer, they have only destruction.
So God had to demonstrate both that evil would raise up its head and would fail, and that God had a better plan and is able to deliver on that plan. Therefore, it remains for people to recognize that conflict and outcome, and then make the right decisions throughout their life to make sure that they are on the right side of history so that they benefit as God intends for them to benefit. Namely, spiritual maturity and spiritual production in this current life, making you ready and prepared for the rewards of the next life.
And so as to assure you that you will receive that next life along with those rewards, Christ has been made supreme ruler and sovereign over all things. This eliminates arrogance and evil and all things that would prevent that eternal life and existence.
You have but one decision to make if you are an unbeliever, and that is to believe in Christ.
Once made, then you have many daily and moment by moment decisions to make throughout your life, and that is to study, and confess and learn and function and grow up in your spiritual life. The spiritual life that God has defined. Not a life that you have defined for yourself because your version is more appealing or convenient or reasonable as you see it.
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