“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” Matthew 28:18 –

The Almighty Christ commands absolute power and authority. He reigns over creation with perfect righteousness. He has conquered death and evil… and is in control of our world and our lives. One day He will abolish evil forever. He alone is worthy of all our praise.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over all creation

“Jesus Christ… has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.” 1 Peter 3:21-22

At the cross, the prophesied plan of salvation unfolds. Satan believes that the death of Jesus will bring to an end His mission on earth. The will of the Father will be thwarted. Yet God is sovereign. What He purposes will come to pass.

Jesus’ mission is accomplished. His death and resurrection are the culmination… crushing Satan’s rule. Jesus establishes His eternal power and authority. He reigns forever in glory over heaven and earth. All creation is under His rule and control.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over death

“Our Savior Christ Jesus… has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality.”  2 Timothy 1:10

The Man Jesus proves His divinity at the Transfiguration. He is truly the Son of God. Yet only through dying could He completely conquer Satan’s ultimate weapon — death. Jesus’ resurrection establishes His absolute power over death and His authority to be King of kings.

Death no longer has power over us as believers. Jesus defeated sin and death for us at the cross. We have been granted eternal life. We need not fear death, for in Christ we have overcome and will live forever with Him.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over all evil

“When He had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.” – Colossians 2:15

During Jesus’ time of ministry on earth, evil is especially active. He amazes everyone with His power to drive out demons. The oppressing demons call out to Him… acknowledging Him as the Christ… the Son of God… the Holy One. They recognize that He is the promised Messiah with absolute authority over them.

Wherever Jesus was present, Satan and his demons were defeated foes. The same is true today. Jesus won the epic battle on the cross triumphing over the powers of evil. Satan and his evil ones are now disarmed. Christ is the Almighty One… the powerful Lion. All enemies flee in light of His great power.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over the world

“He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.” – Ephesians 1:21

Evil permeates this world… allowed by God for a time until the Almighty Christ returns. Satan, the prince of the world, holds sway and dominion over all who are not in Christ. He rules the unbelieving world. In this fallen world, the enemy seeks the same destruction for all mankind as he will face at the end of time.

Yet Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. He controls nations, leaders and world events. He is sovereign… matchless in might… overseeing all with His divine wisdom, purpose and power. News may seem frightening… events may appear out of control… the future may look bleak and without hope. Yet our hope as believers lies in Christ the King. He will win the ultimate victory.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over our lives

“Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.”  Romans 14:9

Jesus is our Lord… and our only security in this world. He rules supremely over every detail of our lives. Satan may be prince of the world. Yet believers are no longer under his sway. His power to enslave and destroy us has been defeated by Christ. We have been redeemed by our Savior.

Jesus is far more powerful than any forces of evil that come against us. The enemy may try to deceive us and lure us away from Christ. Yet Jesus is the One who disarmed evil at the cross. He will rule our lives and overrule all evil as we stay united with Him.

†   We praise You, Jesus, that You have power and authority over the future

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.” – Revelation 11:15

We have no need to fear the future because Jesus holds the future. The King of kings is seated victoriously upon His throne in heaven. He has overcome the power of the prince of the world by opening the kingdom of heaven to all who believe.

Only Christ conquered sin, death, Satan and evil… so only He can be trusted with the future. In the final days, Christ the Lion will abolish all evil. Satan will be cast into the lake of fire, destroyed forever. Evil will no longer permeate the earth. The Almighty Christ will reign in glory with all power and authority for eternity. We, as believers, have this blessed hope.