So That God May Be All in All [1 Corinthians 15:20-28]
20But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming, 24then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 28When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.
As we ponder these verses today notice the key things that are said about Christ and about the Father.
- Christ has been raised from the dead
- in Christ all will be made alive
- He must reign until He puts all His enemies under His feet, the last enemy being death
- when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be subjected to God the Father
God, the Father:
- He is the God and Father
- Christ will hand Him the kingdom
- God put everything in subjection to Christ
When all of the gospel is complete - it will be so God may be all in all. As we celebrate this season of remembering our Lord's birth, keep these thoughts in mind. We are in the season of every enemy of Christ's being put under His feet but the fullness of the kingdom of God is yet to come!