The greatest transfer of wealth. EVER. But why?
The King had accumulated His wealth through trillions of years of creativity, ingenuity, integrity, good leadership, and management. He owned everything that exists because everything came from Him.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18 NIV). But… Why would God give everything away?
In the rebellion, Satan the Accuser influenced us to turn against God. “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1 NIV).
He actually wants us to accuse God for holding out on us! To say that we know better or that God has messed up in some way. To believe that God is somehow unjust. If I’m sinful, it is because God made me do something wrong. Therefore God is to blame.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Satan points an accusing finger at God, saying that now he deserves to be the prince of this world because we stewards prefer his leadership to that of God the Father. So God no longer has the right to own it.
To keep our family name sacred, God does the unthinkable. He gives everything away to Jesus. Jesus certainly is righteous. No sin can be found in Him.
Therefore Satan no longer has a case that God cannot own everything. Because He doesn’t! The Father has given it all to the Son. Something that evil would never do. Our family honor is preserved completely from even the most flimsy accusations of wrongdoing.
And some day there will be a wedding feast in which the Son gives all back into the hands of the Father. With our family complete in every way. And to God the Father, His family means more than everything.