By Peter Kennedy
“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” – Ephesians 1:22-23.
In “The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ,” Dr. Norman Geisler wrote the following:
“Unique in the Resurrection. The crowning miracle of Jesus’ earthly mission was the resurrection. It was not only predicted in the Old Testament (Psalms 2, 16), but Jesus himself predicted it from the very beginning of his ministry: He said, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ … But the temple he had spoken of was his body’ (John 2:19, 21; Matthew 12:40-42; 17:9). Jesus demonstrated the reality of his resurrection in twelve appearances over forty days to more than 500 people.
Unique in the Ascension. Just like his entrance into this world, Jesus’ departure was also miraculous. After commissioning his disciples, ‘he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them’ (Acts 1:10). Contrary to the view of some, this was not a ‘parable’ but a literal bodily ascension into heaven from which he will return in the same literal body to reign in this world (Acts 1:11; Revelation 1:7, 19-20). The great Christian creeds clearly emphasize the miraculous bodily ascension of Christ.”
Jesus stands alone; no one is like Him. Today in prayer, give thanks to Christ that He is Lord of all.
“If ever man was God or God man, Jesus Christ was both.” – Lord Byron.
God’s Word: “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” – Colossians 1:18-19.