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All Authority Belongs to Him

June 25, 2018

“He has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” Revelation 19:16

Even the greatest king in the Old Testament, David, failed in his calling and found himself hanging on the mercy of God. This is the position every true Christian leader is always in.

So, in the fullness of time, God sent his Son. Because he is “God with us,” he carries all authority in himself. In his humility, Jesus does not come riding into Jerusalem on a great horse; he comes into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. And this king, because he is God, is also the priest who, on the cross, makes himself to be the sacrifice for our sins to reconcile us to God. And because he is God with us, he rises from the dead, because death cannot keep a hold on him.

Jesus is the prophet, the priest, the king, and the judge. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mat. 28:18-19).

We are to call people from every nation to become followers of Christ because all authority belongs to him. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

“We are to call people from every nation to become followers of Christ because all authority belongs to him.” Does this motivate your evangelism?

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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