All Things

All Things

All things is everything. And all things come from the Father.
“There is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things” (1Cor 8:6).
The Father is “the great Source of all” (Desire of Ages p. 21).
God the Father is the Ancient of days,
“the Source of all being, and the fountain of all law” (Great Controversy p. 479).
The Father is also the great Giver, Who “gives to all life and breath and all things” (Acts 17:25) “according as His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2Peter 1:3).

Psalm 8:4 “What is man?…Thou hast put all things under his feet.” Adam was given dominion over all the earth. And the second Adam, who is the Son of God “from heaven” (1Cor 15:47), “was made flesh” (John 1:14) and became the Son of man, and was also made “a little lower than the angels,” crowned with glory and honor by “God, even the Father” (1Cor 15:24) Who has “put all things under his feet” (Psalm 8:6, 1Cor 15:27).

“God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father.” Ellen White 8T p. 268. Peter agrees. “God has made this same Jesus ...both Lord and Christ” Acts 2:36.

And how did the Father make His Son equal with Him? By giving His Son all things.
“For the Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hands” (John 3:35).
“The Father loves the Son and shows him all things that Himself does” (John 5:20).
Jesus confirmed this. “All things are delivered unto me of my Father” (Matt 11:27).
“Father,...You have given [thy Son] power over all flesh.”
“The Father had given all things into his hands” (John 13:3).
All things that the Father has are mine,” Jesus said (John 16:15).
All things whatsoever You [Father] have given me are from You” (John 17:1,2,7).
“All mine are thine, [Father,] and thine are mine” (verse 10).

The Son received everything from his Father&emdash;his name (Heb 1:4), his wisdom (Col 2:4), his power and authority (Matt 28:18), even his life (John 5:26). The Father appointed him “heir of all things, by whom also He [the Father] made the worlds” (Heb 1:2). Thus the Father “created all things by Jesus Christ” His Son (Eph 3:9). “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible” “He is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Col 1:16,17). “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell” (verse 19). That’s everything!

And the Son of God delights in giving all things to us! “For all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you” (John 15:15). Not only to the disciples, but also to us will he make known. When he is sent into our hearts (Gal 4:6) as the Spirit of truth, he will “teach you all things” (John 14:26) even as “the Spirit of Christ” was in the prophets “when it signified and testified” (1Peter 1:11) “for the Spirit searches all things” (1Cor 2:10). “He that is spiritual judges all things” (verse 15). “For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22) who, of course, is spiritual even as his Father “is Spirit” (John 4:24). For “that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6).

Thus, everything that the Father has is given to His Son, even the glory of his Father’s character.
“And the glory which You [Father] have given me, I have given them” (John 17:22).
The Son of God, like his Father, gives us all things. He gives us not only his Father’s glory, but also his Father’s grace (1Cor 1:4), his “new name” (Rev 3:12), his “Spirit of life” (Rom 8:2), “himself for us” (Gal 2:20), and his love that we “might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Eph 3:19) “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with him also freely give us all things!” (Rom 8:32). “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things” (Romans 11:36).

Grace and peace be unto you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Father in truth and love. 2 John 3

Gary Hullquist