Jesus has authority
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.