Do you know that Jesus is omnipotent?
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” – Revelation 5:12
When you think of omnipotent, the following synonyms might come to mind:
There is another that may or may not be on your list and it is the one that we are going to focus on today; pre-eminent. Someone with pre-eminent power has power that is above and beyond the power of all others, but there’s another element to it. The prefix, “pre” means before. So, within the word pre-eminent is an understanding that it is a power that existed before other power.
The omnipotence of Jesus is pre-eminent in nature. It is the power of Jesus which was with Him before the foundations of the world. “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” – John 1:3 (NKJV)
When all of heaven worships Jesus in saying, “Worthy is the Lamb to receive power…,” they are referring to the pre-eminent omnipotence of Jesus. It is a power that has existed from the beginning. It is a power that has no limits, has no end and has no equal.
Christians, why on earth do we rebel against such a powerful Lord? In what other person or thing can we find any power to offer a challenge to the pre-eminent power of Christ? As joint heirs, we can share in that power, if we will only humble ourselves and allow Jesus to be Lord.