Jesus’ Representatives on the Earth

20 that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. ~ Ephesians 1:20–23

When Jesus was raised from the dead, He was seated in the heavenly places at the right hand of God the Father. The right hand of power. He was given a name above all names and is exalted above all rule and authority and all power and dominion and above every name that is named, not only then, not only now, but throughout all eternity. Nothing in all of creation will ever overcome His rule. All things are forever put under His feet. All things are subject to Him. And the good news is, the Father has given Him, Jesus, His beloved Son, to the Church, which is us, His body. The Body of Christ.

Therefore, if Jesus is given to us, and we are His body, and not just His body, but the fullness of Him who fills all in all. In other words, there is no one greater, so then whom shall we fear? There is none who is more powerful. And there is none who loves us more. Everything He has, we have access to. When Jesus came as a man, putting aside His Godhood, and refused to use any of His own divine powers, He relied on the Holy Spirit. Why? To leave us an example that if He could do it as a man, we could do it as well.

Think about it. We are His very representatives here on earth now that He is gone. Is it His will that we look weak and pathetic? No! He has empowered us to do even greater miracles than He did, by His own words. Why do we not see them? Because we do not believe the way the early Church did. They had a real relationship with Jesus as both God and close friend. See, when Jesus was taken up into heaven, they did not preach a Gospel that said miracles and signs and wonders all ceased when Jesus was taken up. No! They carried on where He left off with healing the sick. Even their shadows healed, something that Jesus did not do.

They did not say, “Be healed if it is Jesus’ will.” No! They said, “Silver and gold I do not have but what I do have, give I unto you, in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk.” And many other miracles like these they did because they believed they were His representatives here on the earth.

Father, please help us to believe and understand that we are Your representative here on the earth and that You have given us authority to use Your great and mighty name. Help us to serve You wholeheartedly and without doubt or fear of what people say or how they ridicule us. But that we will be obedient only to You that we might bring you glory and honor. In Jesus’ Name, we pray, amen.

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