Before we rattle our sabers too much, we should look at the context. The great apostle Paul explains that God exalted Jesus because Jesus chose to humble himself, even to the point of becoming a servant. Here is the lead up to those power verses I quoted earlier.
“ 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,[a] 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,[b] 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[c] being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name…”
This is a different way, and this paradigm is not just a religious fantasy. It works. Jesus was a strong leader. He had thousands of followers that he ministered to personally and through his group of disciples. Jesus also taught that the purpose to leadership was service. When done well, this type of leadership is self perpetuating. People love to follow leaders they trust and who have their followers best interests at heart. That’s why Jesus still commands a vast and growing following today. His ways are different and wonderful. I think that beats following the owner of the Darksaber or striving to ascend a golden step ladder every time.