In Ephesians 1:20-23 Paul talks about 'he' and 'him & his' In these verses who is 'He" And who is 'Him & His"?

(Ephesians 1:20-23) 20 which he exercised toward Christ when he raised him up from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above every government and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named, not only in this system of things but also in that to come. 22 He also subjected all things under his feet and made him head over all things with regard to the congregation, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills up all things in all.

For context, review Ephesian 1:3 & 17

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  • 5 months ago

    It talks about God (the Father), of course.  According to St. Paul, Jesus is not God, but one of the Lords, or lesser divine beings.

  • Ralph
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The fact of the matter: He is God The Father,who wrought in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, when he who is God The Father, raised him from the dead who is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and set him, who is  Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior at  his right hand in the heavenly places. Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is at the Fathers right hand. Through the power of God The Holy Ghost raised up Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and set him at the right hand of God The Father

    Source(s): King James holy bible
  • 5 months ago

    "He" is the Father. "Him" is Christ.

  • 5 months ago

    The antecedents for those begin in v. 17, 20.

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  • 5 months ago

    These words refer to God Almighty our heavenly Father and Creator, His beloved and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit - for example, it was Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead (Romans 8:11) so where it says in Ephesians 1:20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead - it means which God worked in Christ when He, (God the Holy Spirit) raised Him (Jesus Christ) from the dead

  • 5 months ago

    The "he" who did all this is God the Father.  The "him" or "his" to whom it was done is Jesus the Son.

  • oh! OH! Here we go again with the Witnesses from Watchtower?

    Let's see what Jesus says in John:

    John 10:17-18.

    For this the Father loves me; for I lay down my life to take it up again. 18 No one takes it away from me; but I lay it down from me. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it back.

    Jesus said he has the power to give his life, and he has the power to take his life again, didn't Jehovah say, can he give me life?

    Jesus resurrects Martha's brother, Lazarus:

    ohn 11:23-27.

    Jesus said to her, "Your brother shall rise again. 24 Martha answered him, "I know that he will rise again on the last day. 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live; 26 whoever lives and believes in me will not die forever. Do you believe this?" 27 He answered him, "Yes, O Lord, I believe.

    Why did Jesus tell Martha, I AM, the resurrection and life? Was he supposed to say out of respect for his Father, Jehovah is, the resurrection and life?

    Or are there two Gods? There is only one God, in his own Deity.

    So, you use biblical passages at your convenience? 

    Jesus has 2 natures, one human, and the other Divine, because he is the Same Deity of God! 

    Jesus has 2 natures, one human, and the other Divine, because he is the Same Deity of God!

    And then, get this, Jehovah said:

    John 3:16-18.

    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    HOW? HOW? JEHOVAH SAID TO BELIEVE IN JESUS SO THAT HE DOESN'T PERISH?

    SO HOW DARE JESUS TELL LIES, AS YOU DID WHEN HE SAID. ( I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE)?!?

    Matthew 28:18-19.

    18 When Jesus came near, he spoke to them, saying, "All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

    Among other things, Jesus declared the Deity of God when he told his disciples to go out into the whole world and, baptizing the converted, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

     One cannot be baptized in the name of three unidentified objects, the word of God says: Father, Son, Holy Spirit!

    By the way, not everyone is a believer, even if they read some things in the Holy Scripture, this does not justify them being the antichrist!

  • 5 months ago

    Any time I see the word "system" in a passage, that's a dead giveaway that some JW is asking a question of which he or she could care less about finding a truthful answer, but only is using the forum to promote JWism propaganda.

    JWs will call Jesus the "Son of God" and the "Prince of Peace" based on Isa 9:6, but refuse to also call him "Everlasting Father", which is how one knows they're not dealing with someone who is intellectually honest about the Bible, but rather just a parrot of some Warwick whack jobs in NY state.

    If the apostle Thomas was a JW, he'd be shunned faster than you can say "shinola" for daring to call Jesus "My Lord and my God" (ref Jn 20:28).

  • 5 months ago

    God, the Father. As with all of us, Jesus is a child of God. However, Jesus was given all power and authority from the Father and is the Father's only begotten Son in the flesh.

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    “YOU must not let people call you ‘leaders’—you have only one leader, Christ!” (Matthew 23:10) With these words, Jesus made it plain to his followers that no man on earth would be their leader. Their one Leader would be heavenly—Jesus Christ himself. Jesus holds this position by divine appointment. Jehovah “raised him up from the dead and . . . made him head over all things to the congregation, which is his body.”—Ephesians 1:20-23.

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