Matthew 28:18 NASB (After Jesus has risen from the dead & meets His disciples again):
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
There is already a question on SE on what this authority is. My question is when this authority came to Christ — the way this phrase is placed makes it seem like Jesus received this authority because of His resurrection/triumph over death, but as God eternal He must have had authority over everything since the beginning. This made me wonder whether there are different aspects of authority and Jesus is referring to a new one He gained after bearing the sins of the world? Perhaps (in light of the following verse) He is referring to now having a “right” over all the earth again because He has redeemed His people back to Himself? Or this was an authority that only the Father has until Jesus “earned” it on the cross? Are there Scripture passages that speak to Jesus receiving a new authority/power after His resurrection?