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Matthew 28:18 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

18. And Jesus came and spake And as he came and spake in the fulness of his power, all shadow of doubt disappeared from every mind.

All power is given unto me His death had finished the old dispensation. It had brought in the new. Thereby the kingdom of God had come with power. Jesus, returning from paradise, came in the glory of his kingdom. All power is given unto him. Eleven disciples had not tasted death until they had seen him come in his kingdom, endowed with “all power.” See note on Mat 16:28. This was the completion of the First Coming, or Advent. The second will be his Advent to judge the world. See on Mat 10:23; Mat 16:27. But the coming seen in vision by Daniel (chapter vii) is not his coming to our world. It is a scenic picture of his endowment with “all power” by his Father in heaven. His ascension put him in complete possession of that kingdom; or, rather, this his coming as seen by his apostles, and that his coming as seen in vision by Daniel, are different glimpses of the same great coming. Of that coming the part seen by the apostles is rather at or after his resurrection, when he came from hades and the grave to the world. That seen by Daniel is rather the completing part at his ascension to the presence and right hand of God. As Paul says: “He raised him from the dead, and set him… far above all principality,” etc. Eph 1:20-21. “He became obedient unto death… wherefore God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name,” etc. Php 2:8-9. “Peter standing up with the eleven… said… Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Act 2:14; Act 2:36. “To this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.” Rom 14:9. “He hath raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come,” etc. Eph 1:19-20. Of this last passage, Dan 7:13, is a visionary, pictorial, prophetic representation. These and other texts prove that Christ’s resurrection and ascension were a full coming in his kingdom.

It seems to me the plain doctrine of Scripture, that at the death of Christ his kingdom came with power, and by his resurrection, he came in his kingdom. Mat 16:28.

Consult other comments:

Matthew 28:18 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 28:18 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 28:18 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 28:18 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Matthew 28:18 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 28:18 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 28:18 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 28:18 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Matthew 28:18 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 28:18 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 28:18 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 28:18 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 28:18 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Matthew 28:18 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 28:18 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 28:18 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Matthew 28:18 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 28:18 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 28:18 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 28:18 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Matthew 28:18 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Matthew 28:18 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 28:18 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Matthew 28:18 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 28:18 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Matthew 28:18 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 28:18 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 28:18 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 28:18 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 28:18 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Matthew 28:18 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 28:18 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments