Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 1:20

toggle collapse
I. AND SET HIM AT HIS OWN RIGHT HAND IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.
A. Not only was Jesus raised from the dead by that mighty power that is available to us as believers, but God has set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.
1. Jesus Christ today is at the right hand of the Father in glory.
a. This was prophesied in the psalms.
PSA 110:1 {A Psalm of David.} The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
b. When the high priest asked Jesus, "Are you the Messiah the Son of the blessed?" Jesus answered,
MAR 14:62 I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
c. At the end of Mark's gospel he tells us,
MAR 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
d. On the day of Pentecost as Peter was preaching to the assembled crowd concerning Jesus, he declared,
Act 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Act 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Act 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Act 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Act 2:29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
Act 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Act 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Act 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
e. We are told concerning Stephen as he was standing before the counsel,
Act 7:55 That he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Act 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
f. Paul tells us that He is there making intercession for us.
ROM 8:34 Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
g. Paul wrote to the Colossians,
COL 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
h. The author of the book of Hebrews writes concerning Jesus,
HEB 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
HEB 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
HEB 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
i. Jesus promised to the overcomers in the Church of Thyatira,
REV 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
II. FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER, MIGHT OR DOMINION, AND EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED.
A. Principality, power, might and dominion are rankings of the spirit world. Much like major, captain, sergeant, corporal.
B. Jesus is far above them all.
1. The Jehovah Witnesses declare that Jesus is Michael the archangel. He is far above Michael.
2. The Mormons teach that Jesus is the brother to Lucifer. He is far above Lucifer.
3. Both Michael and Lucifer were created by Jesus.
a. "All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made."
b.
COL 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
4. The angels were created for Him, so that those that left their first estate, or first principals, are many of them being kept in chains of darkness awaiting the day of judgment.
2PE 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
C. As Paul is speaking of our secure position in Christ, he declared,
ROM 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
ROM 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1. Notice the angels are listed with the principalities and powers.
2. These principalities and powers are divided into two camps.
a. Those who remained true to their first principals as servants of God.
b. Those who joined with Lucifer in his rebellion against the rule of God. The book of Revelation speaks of Satan drawing a third part of the stars of heaven with his tail by which we understand that a third of the angels joined him in his rebellion.
c. These comprise the principalities and powers that seem to be given dominion over certain portions of the earth.
d. When Ezekiel addresses the King of Tyrus, in Ezekiel 28, he goes right into a description of Satan.
e. The angel that was dispatched to Daniel with an answer to his supplication was detained by whom he described the prince of kingdom of Persia for several days. Daniel 10, he then explained how that when he left Daniel he would return to the battle against him, and following him, the prince of Grecia.
D. In Ephesians 3 Paul teaches,
EPH 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
EPH 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
EPH 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
1. He tells us that God, through the church is revealing to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places the manifold wisdom of God.
2. God's infinite love in granting us salvation through the giving of His Son for us is a marvel to the angels.
1PE 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:
1PE 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1PE 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into
E. In the sixth chapter Paul tells us that the real warfare is a spiritual warfare against these principalities and powers.
EPH 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
EPH 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
EPH 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places].
F. Paul revealed to the Colossians that Jesus is above these principalities and powers.
COL 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
1. The head of all, or the authority over all principality and power.
2. Mark tells us that the people marveled because the unclean spirits obeyed Him.
3. The disciples rejoiced that the demons were subject unto them through the name of Jesus.
4. Paul said to the damsel who had a spirit of divination,
Act 16:18 I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
G. Paul taught them that Jesus spoiled these principalities and powers through His death on the cross whereby He triumphed over them.
III. FAR ABOVE EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED.
A. Peter speaking to the counsel declared,
Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
B. Paul wrote to the Philippians,
Phl 2:1 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
Phl 2:11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
C. Psalm 22 is prophetic of Jesus and the Psalmist declares,
PSA 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
PSA 22:28 For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.
PSA 22:29 All [they that be] fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
D. Isaiah prophesied of Jesus saying,
ISA 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
E. Paul quotes this in Romans,
ROM 14:11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
F. The name of Jesus is above all names.
1. It is Greek for the Hebrew name Joshua which is a contraction of Jehovah is salvation.
2. The name Jehovah is a strong tower, the righteous runneth into it and is safe.
3. God proclaimed His name and its meaning to Moses
EXO 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
EXO 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
EXO 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.
G. It is the name of God. God is not a name but a title, there are many gods with many different names, Mammon, Baal, Molech, Ashtoreth, Zeus, Venus, Thor, Jaguar, Lotus, BMW.
1. There is only one true and living God, and His name is Yaweh, in Hebrew and Jesus, in Greek.
2. One day, sooner or later, you will bow your knee to Him and declare that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Better sooner than later.
Sermon Notes for Ephesians 1:19 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for Ephesians 1:22 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for Galatians 1:3 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for Philippians 1 Next Book →
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

View Desktop Site

'View Desktop Site' currently only works on tablets and phones.

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close