A most striking icon of the Lord Jesus Christ from 1670 made in the Armory School in Moscow which was started and headed by the famous and influential Russian iconographer Simon Ushakov. The term Pantocrator is Greek and means the “Ruler of All” for Christ is set to rule over all of Heaven and Earth, for as it says in the Acts of the Apostles, “Heaven is My throne, and the earth is my footstool.” (Acts 7:49)
We pray as the Lord Himself taught us that “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven....” for the Will of God is perfectly expressed and loved without hesitation in the Heavenly Realms as it is the perfection of Love and is Grace-filled towards all those who dwell there. Our life on earth is the preparation to learn to love that perfect and blessed Will which only does that which is truly Good and Holy, even if our limited worldly understanding cannot fully understand this now. As we are remade into His image and likeness, becoming “partakers of the Divine nature” (2 Pet 1:4) then all contrary will will bow down in love of Christ and the Holy Trinity, and towards all who have worshiped Him in faith and love.