Today the Father wants you to focus on Jesus and His PREEMINENCE over ALL THINGS!
Give all your worries and cares to Him for He is pleased to be Alpha and Omega. He loves being the First and the Last for you!
He is the One who was dead but is alive forever more, the One to whom the enemy must bow! Cast all your cares upon Him who loves you! He has the LAST WORD!
“Beloved. Fear not, for I AM with you; Be not dismayed, for I AM your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
“When you start to worry, lift up your eyes to the Author and the Perfecter of your faith. Let your heart be comforted by the One who has preeminence over all things. I AM the Firstborn over ALL creation; things visible AND invisible.
“Nothing is hidden from Me, My Child. I know the schemes of the evil one. I AM over all things that you are aware of and those things you are not. Trust in Me, My Child. I see even the things in your future.
“I have all knowledge and all power. My Spirit dwells within you. As your thoughts dwell upon Me, I will show you things to come. For it is My Good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
“Don’t fear the storms, but speak to them. Do not fear evil tidings but believe My Report. Let your heart remain steadfast, trusting in your Savior. Fear no. I AM BEFORE ALL THINGS!
“Yes, My Child. This is My Word. I AM the First and the Last, I AM He who was dead and now I AM alive forever more and I hold the keys of death and hell.
“I love being First for you, Beloved. It was for the JOY of your salvation that I endured the Cross. Therefore, do not be shaken.
“I have chosen you, I have taken you from the ends of the earth, and called you from its farthest regions, will I not also sustain you? Oh yes, Beloved.
“Those who contend with you, those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, The LORD your God, hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”
PREEMINENCE: To be first; Superiority, especially in noble or excellent qualities. What is over and above, excellence, exceedingly greater than all. Superior in authority. Surpassing all others.
“That in all things He (Christ) might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18). Preeminence Greek word. πρωτεύω, prōteuō, prote-yoo’-o “philoproteuon” translated “who loves to have the preeminence,” or literally “who loves to be first.” (Bible Tools).
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17He is before ALL THINGS, and in Him all things hold together. 18And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He may have PREEMINENCE. 19For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, 20and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross. 21Once you were alienated from God and were hostile in your minds because of your evil deeds. 22But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence,” Colossians 1:15-22.
“For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever 7He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries,” Psalm 112:6-8.
“9You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: 10Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 11“Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. 12You shall seek them and not find them. Those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing. 13For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” Isaiah 41:9-13.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry