The Authority of Jesus

Matthew 28:18

When Jesus claimed “all authority in heaven and on earth,” He meant that there is no one or thing with power to limit His freedom of action (cf. Matthew 8). It is significant that this affirmation is linked with the command that we “go” and make disciples of all nations. How often Christians hesitate to witness to others. How much we need to remember that nothing—no hardness of others, no ridicule, no hostility of government or ruling power—can limit the power of the Gospel or prevail against those who obey Christ’s command.

Richards, L. O. (1991). The Bible reader’s companion (electronic ed., p. 629). Wheaton: Victor Books.