He is the image of the invisible God. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. He is also the firstborn of all creation. Paul is saying that Jesus Christ is very God by whom all things were created in heaven and on earth, invisible and visible, whether thrones or rulers or dominions or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. Christ is before all things and in him all things hold together. He is not only God the creator but also God the sustainer. How majestic and supreme and divine is the power and wisdom of not only God the Father but also God the Son. Now in terms of God’s redemption in Christ, Jesus Christ is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning of the church and the firstborn from the dead.