The Roman government tried to intimidate Him. False religion tried to silence Him. The Devil tried to kill Him. All failed. Even “death was no match for Him”. Jesus, whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it (Acts 2:24), has unimpeachable authority. He was not kidding when He declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). Jesus is the command center of the universe. He occupies the heavenly “Oval Office”. He called a coin out of the mouth of a fish (Matt 17:27). He stopped the waves with a word (Matt 8:26-27). He spoke, and a tree withered (Matt 21:19). He spoke again, and a basket became a banquet (Matt 14:15-21). Economy. Meteorology. Botany. Food supply. “All things have been handed over to Him by His Father” (Matthew 11:27). That includes Satan. The devil was soundly defeated by Christ on the cross. Jesus outranks him in every situation. He must obey Jesus, and he knows it. Prayers offered in the name of Jesus have “divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Cor 10:4). Demolish! Not damage or hamper but demolish! The weight (power and authority) of all is on His shoulders!