The Father built His kingdom, power, and authority through infinite years of creativity, ingenuity, integrity, good leadership, and management. He owned everything that exists because He put it all together.
Then, following His death and resurrection, Jesus proclaimed, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18 NIV).
But… Why would God give everything away?
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 keep it.
To demonstrate the honor of our family name, God does the unthinkable. He gives everything away to Jesus. Jesus certainly is righteous. No sin can be found in Him. Even Satan cannot deny that!
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
And someday soon there will be a wedding feast in which the Son gives everything back into the hands of the Father, making our family complete in every way.
So what better way could there be to conclude our prayer?
“…for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”