Monday, August 22, 2016
The Eternal King
“LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. ” (Psalm 93:1-2)
God created the entire universe, using power mankind can only imagine. He set the world in orbit and nothing less than God himself has the power to even alter that orbit. He has the final say in everything that happens on earth. Satan attempted to seize God’s power, and throughout history, mankind has tried to replace God’s authority with human authority. Even today false teachers quote Judges 17:6 and 21:25 to prove a strong human power is needed in an effort to justify their usurping authority over the church. In I Samuel 8, Israel demanded a king, even though, as Samuel told them in I Samuel 12:12, “…the LORD your God was your king.” In I Samuel 12:17, Samuel told them, “…I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king.” It is sin for them even to want someone else to be their king or ruler.
God established his authority in creating the world, and he is the eternal God. There will never be a need for anyone else to replace him. Exodus 15:18 states, “The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.” When Jesus Christ sets up his earthly kingdom, it will be as coregent, not as replacing God the father.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.” (Psalm 93:3-4)
Once it starts, it nearly impossible to stop a flood, although one can sometimes divert it around a particular area. Even a realatively small stream can knock a person dowm or sweep a car off the road, and larger ones can destroy strong, well built buildings or sweep away mighty dams that were designed to control them. God’s powere is greater than even the flood that carved the Grand Canyon or buried the dinosaurs and created most of the landscape we see today. No tsunami or tidal wave even approaches the power he has.
“Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.” (Psalm 93:5)
People often make commitments they are powerless to fulfill when the time comes. Because God’s power is infinite, he is able to make what he promised happen regardless of the situation. As a result we can depend on his statements absolutely, He is incapable of lying and wouldn’t if he could. His holiness is a characteristic of God, and it is what we would expect of those who claim to be his children.