What “ALL” is that?

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16

Have you ever noticed that the ALL things that Paul lists here are all of one group?

Notice first what he does not list.

He doesn't list trees and stars and eyeballs and magnesium.

He doesn't list pizza and olives and cows and oregano.

What he does list is the authority structures of the realms heavenly and fallen.

Thrones
Dominions
Rulers
Authorities

Interesting list, don’t you think?

Then he tells us they are all created not only by Him, but FOR Him.

Simple math tell us then that:

President Obama was made for Jesus.
David Cameron was made for Jesus.
The top man in ISIS was made for Jesus.
Satan himself and all his underlings were made for Jesus.

Good to know.

nora and papa at the table, benSee ya

Ben

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