5. Those who are of the church cannot doubt that the Lord is the God of heaven, for He Himself taught,
That all things of the Father are His (Matt. 11:27; John 16:15; 17:2).
And that He hath all power in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18).
He says "in heaven and on earth," because He that rules heaven rules the earth also, for the one depends upon the other.# "Ruling heaven and earth" means to receive from the Lord every good pertaining to love and every truth pertaining to faith, thus all intelligence and wisdom, and in consequence all happiness, in a word, eternal life. This also the Lord taught when He said:
He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life (John 3:36).
I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth on Me, though he die yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall never die (John 11:26, 26).
I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
# The entire heaven is the Lord's (n. 2751, 7086). He has all power in the heavens and on the earths (n. 1607, 10089, 10827). As the Lord rules heaven He rules also all things that depend thereon, thus all things in the world (n. 2026, 2027, 4523, 4524). The Lord alone has power to remove the hells, to withhold from evil and hold in good, and thus to save (n. 10019).