Satan would have you believe he is god. This is not the case. The devil is not equal to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
He would have you believe he is eternal. Again, this would be wrong. Lucifer is a created being. He was spoken into existence like you and me.
Satan would have you believe he is omnipresent. He would have you believe he is here, there, and everywhere. Friends, only God is ever-present. The Adversary has no such divine attribute.
The devil would also have you believe he is omnipotent. He presents himself as the “Dark Force” who holds equal power over the planet. Again, he has no such might. He has some abilities, but not sovereign power.
He would have you believe he is omniscient. Sure, the Accuser knows quite a bit. However, the Prince of Darkness is not bright enough to thwart the purposes of God.
Satan would have you believe he is winning, that momentum is heading in his direction, that Jesus is frustrated, and Christ’s church is going down for the count. Again, The Liar is wrong. All of this is “Fake News.”
So, what exactly is true truth? Where is Jesus today, what is he doing, and how powerful is he?
But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God. (Luke 22:69)
The stoop of humiliation Jesus experienced was planned and foretold. It was always his intention to come, add a human nature, subject himself to men, be rejected, arrested, tried, tortured, blasphemed, crucified, and buried. All of this worked out in perfect accord with his eternal plan.
However, the stoop of humiliation was determined to be very temporary. Following his passion week, things took a different turn. His stage of exaltation began. Jesus magnificently showed himself to his friends on earth. After doing so, he ascended to the heavenly realm before his eyes. There, he took his rightful seat at the “right hand of the power of God.” And ever since, from the throne of God, Jesus has sovereignly ruled and reigned over the universe gifted to him by his Heavenly Father.
Oh, struggling friends, let’s pray that we might really believe this truth. Let’s pray that Christ’s Spirit might grant us greater knowledge, wisdom, and faith. I know you are confused. I know you are hurting. I know you are having a tough time giving thanks this Thanksgiving season, but Jesus really is Lord over …
- Physical health and disease
- Mental stability and disorder
- Life and death
- Marital vibrancy and divorce
- Children following and falling
- Generational blessings and curses
- Ecclesiastical revival and hardening
- Church unity and division
- Religious freedom and oppression
- Economic profitability and depression
Therefore, because Jesus is Lord, there is no need for any arrogance. He is the one working out his plans. When success and blessings come, he is the one making it happen. Let’s not give ourselves or anyone else one iota of the credit deserved by God.
In addition, because Jesus is Lord, there is no need for depression. He is the one working out his plans. When success and blessings do not appear to come, he is the one sovereignly shaking things out behind the scenes. There is no need to blame ourselves or any other created being. Jesus is sovereign, and he does what he wants with the affairs of men, angels, and demons.
Yes friends, let us not look at men and think more highly of them that we ought. Created beings do have some power and influence, but they have all-power and unchecked influence. We are the Lord’s people. We attend the Lord’s church. We have the Lord’s children. We are citizens of the Lord’s nation. We are suffering the Lord’s curse, and we are buffeted by the Lord’s devil, demons, and enemies.
Jesus is Lord. Jesus is sovereign. Jesus is the one at the “right hand of the power of God.” Jesus is the King of kings, he occupies the throne, and this is true truth.