And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
After the death of Jesus the disciples were in a mountain in Galilee as they had been told to do by Jesus. Jesus had sent word to the disciples by the women who had seen Jesus at the tomb after He was resurrected that they would see Him in Galilee.
A mountain speaks of a place of power. It is a high place that armies often use to control all the territory in a certain region.
The word Galilee goes back to Gilgal and means to roll or a circuit. It is what the stone did when it was rolled away from Jesus’ tomb. The stone was rolled away and the angel sat on the stone. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” So when something is in the way we can roll that over on Jesus, we can cast it over on Jesus because He cares for us. When something is preventing us from progressing we can roll that over on Jesus and sit on it or rule over it instead of it ruling over us.
That’s what the disciples did. Jesus, the one they had imagined was going to exalt them and let everyone know they were the chosen ones, had been crucified and buried. What darkness and defeat they must have been experiencing to have had their dreams and vision destroyed like that. So in the middle of the disappointment and defeat they roll their cares over on Jesus and climb up on top of the darkness and defeat. They go to a mountain in Galilee. Jesus appears to them in that place and says, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
In the midst of seeming darkness and defeat if we will cast all our cares upon Jesus and place our trust and faith in Him we will meet the Resurrected Christ who has been given all power in heaven and earth.
What else could we possible need other than the Resurrected Christ who has been given all power in heaven and earth?