Sunday, January 23, 2022


Christ is ‘far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come’ (Ephesians 1:21).

There is no title or position greater than his–and he shares this mighty achievement with us! Never again can we say that Satan is ‘on top of us’ or ‘getting us down’.


  • He has brought us near to himself and near to one another (2:13). Through Christ, the barriers that separated us from God and from one another have been removed.
  • He has made us members of his family (2:19). All God’s people now share together in one family as brothers and sisters. Race, colour and nationality are of no further significance.
  • He has made us part of his temple (2:20-21). God’s temple is not made of bricks and mortar–it is a temple built of human beings who combine together to make a dwelling place for the Spirit.
  • He has made us heirs of the kingdom. All the promises that God has made apply to us. We are heirs to eternal life, eternal joy, eternal fulfilment, eternal satisfaction, eternal sharing together in the promise in Christ Jesus.


To read more on this topic see Living in the Image of God, Barry Chant (Miranda: Tabor, 2012 available in eBook and Paperback) from which this edited extract is taken.

Barry Chant

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.

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