“Through His power ALL THINGS were made – things in Heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities ,lords, and rulers. ALL THINGS were made through Christ and For Christ. He was there before Any THING was made, and ALL THINGS continue because of Him.” – Colossians 1:16-17

I was sitting in a waiting room one morning and encouraged as I thought on these truths concerning The LORD JESUS CHRIST and “ALL things;”  What a blessing to be able to meditate on Him! I do hope these truths will encourage your heart and inspire you to Praise and Delight  and Trust in Him as you consider with me, The Lord Jesus and All things.

CONSIDER…
1. ALL THINGS- were CREATED by Him
Col 1:16 – “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: “…who created all things by Jesus Christ: ” {Eph 3:9}. We read of Paul when he came to Athens – and saw all the idols HE came across one alter with the Inscription on it “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.”  And he said “What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you…-{Acts 17:23}
The God who made the world and “ALL THINGS” in it, since He is LORD OF Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all life and breath and ALL THINGS…. In Him we live and move and have our being…”

He made the world and ALL Things in the World and Gives ALL Life and Breath and ALL THINGS.  Flowers and animals, the birds …and fish and the plants and all of Life – Has Life because God gives Life to “ALL THING – Nothing and No One is Alive without His PROVISION AND PERMISSION!!!

2. ALL THINGS – are SUSTAINED by Him
Heb 1:3-4 – “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.” The word “Upholds…” means “to support, to maintain.” It is used in the present tense, implying Continuous action. He by His Word is continually Maintaining the stars, the moon, sun, orbits, the earth and all its inhabitants. He upholds “all things” effortlessly and He is presently intimately involved. Jesus Christ is Pre Eminent over “all things.”
3. ALL THINGS-are in SUBJECTION to Him
 “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” {Matt 28:28-20}.

“ALL Authority.” The word “Authority” speaks of being able to do as one pleases. He has absolute authority to rule and His Rule has no boundaries which prohibit Him. No one can thwart Him. No one can overthrow Him. He is not in a power struggle with satan, as if some  “spiritual tug – of- war” was going on back and forth. “ALL AUTHORITY” has been given to Jesus by His Heavenly Father {Matt 11:27} He has Sovereign rule both in Heaven and on earth.  “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth.” What a blessing and encouragement for those early disciples, having seen the resurrected Lord and now being commissioned to take His message, to know that not only was He God, He had “ALL” authority, no one had more or equal or any apart from Him.
IS THERE A PRESENT DIFFICULTY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN which the Lord Jesus does not have the AUTHORITY over? NO!

4. ALL THINGS- are heading TOWARDS Him
Col 1:16 – ” all things were created by Him, and FOR him: ” The Word “FOR” can also be translated “TOWARD.” Reread the verse with “towards” in place of “FOR.”  “All things” were created by Him and TOWARDS HIM.” “All things,” are Heading towards JESUS. Where is History going? Where is this generation going? To a meeting with the Resurrected Lord.

Every thing was Created by Him and is Heading TOWARD Him. Like a ship heading from N. America to a port in Europe, it moves towards its Destination. Unlike a ship which could crash or sink or malfunction. Nothing and no one can DELAY or DETER or DEVIATE from the DIVINE DESTINATION – JESUS CHRIST, where every Knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of the Father {Phil 2:10-11 }- He is the beginning and He is the end. He has the final say. He is history’s Destination! Every Person whom He has brought into this world , past present or future- will meet Him!

In light of the above 4 realities … that “ALL THINGS” were 
1. – Created By Him, 
2. – Sustained by Him. ALL THINGS are in
3. – Submission  to Him and ultimately are 
4. – Heading Towards Him

THE LORD JESUS IS THE FOCUS OF LIFE., whether we choose to or not, Life is “ALL” about Him, Who He is.  Encourage your heart by meditating on these 4 truth’s and PRAISE Him for Who He is, The Lord Jesus is the Only Creator, Sustainer, Sovereign, and The Omega … and in light of WHO HE IS we can say by the Grace of God, and with great assurance amidst the storms that  “WE KNOW…” In light of these 4 truths, we can view our circumstances, and difficulties with confidence concerning the  Lord Jesus and “All things” and KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt ….“ALL THINGS work together for good to those who LOVE HIM,…” as Romans 8:28 states -” And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to {His} purpose.” “ALL THINGS” – NOT a few things, or some things or even most things but “ALL THINGS” BECAUSE of Who He is- Creator, Sustainer, Sovereign and the Omega…Bless Him for Who He is …THINK on Him…THANK Him,TRUST Him,TELL of Him who is GOD!

Consider THE LORD JESUS and “ALL THINGS,”  in light of these Four Truths concerning Him. And remember dearly beloved of God, “ALL THINGS” – work together for good to those who Love Him and are called according to His purpose including the things you are presently going through as difficult as they may be He is working them and can for good, for He is the God who Created, Sustains, Rules over and with Whom all of History is heading towards… Bless the Lord Jesus the Sovereign – The God of ALL Things!