These verses teach us so much about who Jesus is and the authority that He has. We can see from reading the gospels that most people wouldn’t have described Jesus as someone with great authority, especially in the way of earthly kingdoms and power. However, these moments remind me of the authority that Jesus innately carries, being fully God — over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:6). Shortly after these verses, Jesus appoints the twelve in order to be with Him and to be sent out, “to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” (Mark 3:14-15) Not only does Jesus possess all authority, but through grace, He has equipped US with the power to do the same as He did. In circumstances that can feel lost, hopeless, or difficult, let’s be encouraged that what we have been called to in Christ, through grace, has the power to bring His light and HOPE into every situation.
“For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him. Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, ‘You are the Son of God.’”
“There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope when you were called — one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”