Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Absolute Monarch of The Universe

To worship a god whose purpose can be defeated, whose will can be thwarted, whose work can be overturned, and whose grace can be frustrated is to worship an idol. Such a god is no GOD at all!

Jesus Christ our Lord is the unrivaled Sovereign of the universe.  He who is God our Savior does as he will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. He makes one a vessel of honor and another a vessel of dishonor, one a vessel of mercy and another a vessel of wrath, one to show forth the riches of his grace and another to show forth the severity of his justice, exactly as it pleased him from all eternity.

To deny that Christ created all things and rules all things is to deny that he is God. To deny that he is God is to mock him, blaspheme him, and attempt to deny him his glory.

To deny that Christ is God, sovereign upon his throne is to deny hope to needy sinners who look to him alone for grace, salvation, and eternal life.

None but an absolute sovereign Lord can save. None but an absolute sovereign can be trusted implicitly. None but an absolute sovereign will be worshipped. Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, rules all things absolutely.

Jesus Christ is the absolute Monarch of the universe! Our Savior is the great King! Nothing more fully shows forth the unrivaled excellence of Christ than his total sovereignty, "upholding all things by the word of his power."

[Don Fortner]

Matthew 28:18 ... And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
John 17:2 ... As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Romans 14:9 ... For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
Psalm 93:1 ... The 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.

1 Chronicles 29:11 ... Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Hebrews 1:3 ... Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: