And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
WHO SAID SO?
When I was a kid, young messengers were always challenged with “Who said so?” We wanted to verify whether the message came from an adult with authority or just a whim of a younger brother. If it was an adult (especially Dad), then there was a 99% chance that the message was going to be obeyed (or at least considered). If it was a little brother, fat chance! One of the reasons the Great Commission is so great is because of “Who said so” — Jesus! The One who purchased our souls with His blood. The One who loved us to death. The One who had just conquered death! This same Jesus is the One who now has all authority in heaven and earth. The One who will judge the nations. The King of kings and Lord of lords. That’s Who said so! Are you listening yet?