The Old Testament prophesies, and the New Testament confirms, that the Messiah would have complete authority from God.
Old Testament Prophecy
Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession. [Psalm 2:8 NIV]
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet: [Psalm 8:6 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [Matthew 28:18 NIV]
For he has put everything under his feet. Now when it says that everything has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:27 NIV]
…which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, [Ephesians 1:20-22 NIV]
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. [Philippians 2:9-11 NIV]
…and put everything under his feet? In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. [Hebrews 2:8-9 NIV]
…who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand–with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him. [1 Peter 3:22 NIV]
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