I grew up watching plenty of cartoons, and the best, by far was He Man, Master of the Universe. I am sure you know exactly who I am on about, but just in case you don’t, He Man was amazing.
Muscles on muscles, a beautiful mop of golden hair in a mullet, and a spandex outfit that enabled him full combat movement when defeating his arch enemy Skeletor and his minions.
He Man had a sword and as a kid watching him summon his power and dispatch the enemies was fantastic. I was in awe, this was He Man, Master of the Universe.
Anyway, the point of this blog series (5 blogs) is to share my discovery of the real master of the universe, let’s go for it.
ONE: Master of the physical universe
In the bible there is a passage that is called the ‘great commission’. Jesus has defeated death on the cross, is alive again and commissions and sends out his disciples. But this is not only for the disciples it applies to all who follow on, to go and be about kingdom business.
He says this ‘all authority on earth and in heaven has been given to me, so go.’
ALL authority, not part or some, all. So this must mean he is the real master of the universe, and I think we can see it in a few ways, the first is he was master of the physical universe.
Read: Matthew 8: 1-4 (also 5-22)
‘A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
“I can only draw one conclusion from this, Jesus had absolute authority over the physical universe we know and understand.”
Jesus deals with physical illness, sickness, disease and even death. He speaks words and lives are instantly and radically set free. People have limbs healed, sight restored and on one occasion, at a funeral, Jesus reaches into the coffin and raises the lad back to life.
I can only draw one conclusion from this. Jesus had absolute authority over the physical universe we know and understand. Even today you hear about prayer for sick people getting answered, but, sometimes prayer for sick people isn’t answered how we hope and they get worse and die.
This is not then suggesting that Jesus will always act, or heal in the ways we expect and that in actual fact this is all on his terms and not ours. It is his power exclusively and there must be reasons why some are healed and others are not, it is an answer I will understand one day.
But, until then, what I can see from the bible is that Jesus didn’t stop showing his absolute authority over the physical universe. No one else in all of history, or in the future has done or will be able do show that power.
Part one over, join me next week for Jesus, master of the Natural universe!
Photo Credit: Bryan Goff