Does Jesus have preemminance over his enemies?
Jesus is first in my life. Jesus is preeminent. Jesus comes before anything else. Let it be so!
The word preeminence is the Greek word proteuo, which means “to be first in rank or influence.” It comes from the word protos, meaning “foremost in time, order, or importance.” We see this word in the English word prototype—“the first type or model of something.” It is therefore the idea of being first, and in that sense, holding the number one position in the order of things.
Now, preeminence simply means that the Messiah, as the head of all the disciples, should be held in the highest esteem in my life. As I think about His exalted status, there ought to well up within me an appreciation for His supreme position in the universe. In the priority structure of everything, He is in first place. He is the preeminent One.