Alternative View with Dr. Tony Evans Devotionals

Practical biblical application for everyday life... not according to our own agenda


All Things Under Christ

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. - (Ephesians 1:22–23)

God has given the ultimate authority over what happens in history to His Son, Jesus Christ. He has placed all things in subjection to Him.

One of the reasons you might not live in light of this truth is that you could be confus- ing the terms “power”and “authority.”Satan still has power. He still dominates the world in which we live and influences people’s lives in countless ways. He is as powerful now as he has ever been. His tactics and destruction are both real and damaging. But what he doesn’t have is final authority. Authority is the right to use the power that you possess.

For example, on the football field the players are bigger and stronger—more power- ful—than the referees. The referees are older, smaller, and more out of shape than the play- ers. The players can knock you down—power. But the referees can put you out—authority. Satan has power, but the only way he is free to use that power over the lives of indi- viduals, families, churches, or even the broader society is the failure to operate from under the rightful headship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan does not have the authority to use his power when you function under the covenantal covering of Jesus Christ.

Reflection: Does Satan have authority over you? Why is his power over you limited? Thank God that He has both power and authority in your life.

Dear Jesus, You hold the authority over all things. Satan likes to push me around and try to intimidate me with his power, but Your authority trumps his power. Lord, help me to always keep that truth at the forefront of
my mind. Show me how to align my thoughts with Your Word so that I will walk in the authority that comes from knowing You.

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Alternative Views with Dr. Tony Evans provides Christian teachings from one of the leading African American preachers in North America today.  He talks about a wide variety of topics including wisdom, spiritual insight, and many other topics.  Learn more about this daily devotional from Dr. Tony Evans here at Christianity.com.

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