Jesus has God's authority

A selection of verses showing that Jesus spoke with God's authority.

Jesus tells his disciples and fellow Jews that he has God's authority:

Matthew 28 verse 18

18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 

John 3 verse 35

35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 5 verse 22

22  For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgement to the Son, 

John 5 verses 26 - 27

26  For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. 27  He also gave him authority to execute judgement, because he is a son of man. 

Jesus says he has God's power in a prayer:

John 17 verses 1 - 2

1 Jesus said these things, then lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you; 2  even as you gave him authority over all flesh, so he will give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 

The apostle Peter has the same message when talking to a Roman centurion about Jesus:

Acts 10 verse 42

42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead.

These chapters have links to this theme: