“All authority … ”
All … 3 simple letters … not a difficult word. All means the whole of, the greatest possible, every, entire … simply all … totally inclusive … nothing left out.
Authority … its root word is author … enlarger, founder, master, leader … creator, originator … the power inherent in authority is the result of ownership through creation.
In Matthew 28:18, Jesus says, “All authority has been given to me.” It’s easy to read right through those words and miss the weightiness of that thought. All authority … Jesus is the creator of the universe … he is the author who spoke the world into being. He spoke all of it … all of it is under his dominion.
The revelation is … all means me. He has all authority in me. I am his workmanship, created in him to do good works … those good works that he prepared in advance for me to do.
He authored me … wrote me in to “his” story! From the first page to the last – he has all authority … I am his.