All things is a widely used phrase in Scripture. But understanding it in its proper context we too can understand all things. 1st John says we have an unction an anointing from the Holy One and we know all things. Do we know all things?
All things is Central to the theme of the work of Christ. In His final discourse as a man to The Father he said “Father I have come and finish the works You have given me to do. I have given Your words to the people whom You have given me out of the world and they have received them. They now believe that I came forth from You and that I return to You, and that all things have been given into my hands. These have received Your word”, therefore his mission was complete. All Things are “In Christ”.
So when Christ was speaking to the Father, He was speaking about all things from the father. And if the father is Immortal Eternal and invisible, then so too are all things of God that the Son of God possessed that in turn are given to us the heirs of the things in Christ.
It’s like this. Here is a parable. Many people will go into a store that sells items that represent their favorite sports figure or hero. Seeing articles like t-shirts, hats, shoes or posters of this figure, they then purchase them and take them home. However if while being in the store that idolic person walks in, they should take more interest in the figure than they did the posters the hats and the t-shirts.
And this is what the Jews did and what all the law and the prophets represent. They may not be t-shirts or posters or hats, but they are things that are representative of all the things of God. So if that hero or that sports figure is shows up in person, they would be flocked for autographs and handshakes from those who idolize them. And if that figure were to adopt them they would likely go home with him.
So here is the parable the parallel for us to understand today. Christ came forth from the father to do a work. And he did. He gathered up all the hats and all the t-shirts and all the posters and put them away so as not to confuse the would be worshipers. Those fixed items would hold the worshiper spell down for a moment, but having the real figure there before them to spend time with them, to eat and interact with them, the posters that hats and t-shirts should lose their meaning. And the term idol is spiritual adultery, and is referring to this. Christ is the figure all the idols of the old covenant dimly portrayed of the man we call Christ. Scripture says that the man Christ went into the temple and look at all things. Showing that all things in the temple were reflections of himself. These verses from scripture put it this way:
1 Co yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are allthings, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, allthings have become new.
Now allthingsare of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
So we need to place these items that the term “all things” includes, and place them squarely where they belong. Which is? “In Christ” “For in Him dwells the fullness of the of head body,, and we are complete in Him who is the head and ruler of all powers and all principalities.
Here are just a couple more verses of all things to add definition.
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.