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Jesus Christ, Lord of all creation

Jesus Christ is the Lord of all created things, without exception. Nothing escapes his Lordship; nothing remains outside his control and authority. His Lordship has no boundaries, neither in time nor in space. He is Lord of the earth with all its continents and all that is in them, the soil, the air, the subsoil…, but he is also the Lord of all galaxies and stars, planets, satellites, etc, all that is known to man and all that we discovered.

In a broader way, the Word of God speaks to us through many texts how Christ is Lord of everything and of everyone. Let us look at some examples:
  • Jesus Christ… “Who is above all” (Rom 9:5). In the same Letter to the Romans, Paul asserts that, “The same Lord is Lord of all” (Rom 10:11-13).
  • God the Father “At work in Christ, the power which he exercised in raising him from the dead and enthroning him at his right hand in heaven, far above every principality, ruling force, power or sovereignty, or any other name that can be named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet…” (Eph 1:21-22).
  • In the Book of Acts, Peter said, “God sent his word to the people of Israel, and it was to them that the good news of peace was brought by Jesus Christ —he is the Lord of all” (Acts 10:36).
  • The words of the apostle John are also clear: “The Father loves the Son and has entrusted everything to his hands” (Jn 3:35) and Paul affirms that: “Everything there is comes from him and is caused by him and exists for him” (Rom 11:35), and in a similar way, referring to Jesus Christ, the Word, John adds: “Through him all things came into being, not one thing came into being except through him” (Jn 1:3).
  • Speaking of idols, the apostle says: “Though there are so-called gods, in the heavens or in the earth -and there are plenty of gods and plenty of lords- yet for us there is only one God, the Father from whom all things come and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through all things come and through whom we exist” (1 Cor 8:5-6).
The Word of God, in a particular way, tells us who Jesus Christ is:
  • Lord of Creation: “He is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth; everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers -all things were created through him and for him” (Col 1:15-17). The Word of God reveals that all was created through Christ; all was created by God the Father together with Christ and for Christ. In fact, the Lord Jesus, Alpha and Omega is together with the other Persons of the Trinity, pre-existent to all creation and author of the same, and as such it is natural that he should be its Lord.
  • Lord of the nature, as he did show when a storm arose over the sea, when he was with his disciples in the boat: “And then he stood up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. They were astounded and said, “Whatever kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?” (Mt 8:26-27). Jesus Christ is the Lord of all seas, earthquakes, rains, floods, droughts… In these times when natural calamities do occur all over the earth, we should remember that above them is the All-powerful Lord who controls the entire nature, for nothing occurs without his consent, and who makes all things come together according to his wise and sovereign plans, for his great glory.
  • Lord of heavenly powers: “Who has entered heaven and is at God’s right hand, with angels, ruling forces and powers subject to him” (1 Pt 3:22). All the hierarchies of heavenly creatures are under the Lordship of Christ. Regarding the angels of the Lord, the Evangelist Matthew writes: “When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all thee angels…” (Mt 25:31).
  • Lord and Head of the Church, which is his Body: “And he is the head of the Body, that is, the Church” (Col 1:18), “As he is above all things, the head of the Church, which is his Body, the fullness of him which is filled, all in all” (Eph 1:22).
  • Lord of the History: He is “the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be forever” (Heb 13:8). His are the hours, the days, the years, the centuries and the millenniums.
  • Lord of all the authority and government -that ultimately proceed from God. Jesus told Pilate “you would have no power over me at all if it had not been given to you from above” (Jn 19:11). He is the Lord of all governments and nations on the earth.
  • Victorious over all sorts of evil, as he did demonstrate throughout his public life, exercising dominion over sin, over sickness, over death, over demons and over law as we shall see in the next theme.
  • Lord of humankind -as we shall see within two weeks.
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