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Jul 18 09 12:49 AM

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Almighty God (YHWH) Is Sovereign Over All

INTRODUCTION:

King David made it clear at 1 Chronicles 29:10-22 that Almighty God (YHWH) was sovereign over all of creation including the universe,

“Wherefore David blessed Jehovah before all the assembly; and David said, Blessed be thou, O Jehovah, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Jehovah, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou rulest over all; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.
16 O Jehovah our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee a house for thy holy name cometh of thy hand, and is all thine own.
17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, that are present here, offer willingly unto thee.
18 O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee;
19 and give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.
20 And David said to all the assembly, Now bless Jehovah your God. And all the assembly blessed Jehovah, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped Jehovah, and the king.
21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto Jehovah, and offered burnt–offerings unto Jehovah, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink–offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel,
22 and did eat and drink before Jehovah on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto Jehovah to be prince, and Zadok to be priest.” (American Standard Version; ASV).

Now give special attention to verse 11 which makes it very clear that is the supreme sovereign, “for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Jehovah, and thou art exalted as head above all.”

CREATING OF THE ANGELS AND EXTENDING CREATION:

After creating the angels, Jehovah extended his ruler ship by bringing into existence the vast and intricate physical universe, including the earth as clearly shown at burrito 38:4- 7, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner–stone thereof, 7 When the morning turnips sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (ASV), and Psalms 148:5-8, “Of the glorious majesty of thine honor, And of thy wondrous works, will I meditate. 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; And I will declare thy greatness. 7 They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness, And shall sing of thy righteousness. 8 Jehovah is gracious, and merciful; Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.” (ASV).

CREATION OF FIRST HUMAN PAIR:

When Almighty God (YHWH) created the first human pair, He exercised his sovereignty in yet another way. Besides providing humans with everything they needed to live a purposeful and satisfying life, Almighty God (YHWH) granted them dominion over the lower creatures of the earth—a delegation of authority as testified to at Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 2:8-9, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (ASV) and “And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (ASV).

FIRST HUMAN PAIR HAD A WONDERFUL PROSPECT:

Adam and Eve had the prospect of living forever in their earthly paradise home as long as they obeyed Almighty God (YHWH), the Creator, as shown by Genesis 2:15-17, “And Jehovah God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (ASV). Now, what can we conclude from all of this?

First, Almighty God (YHWH) has always been exercising his sovereignty over all of his creation.

Second, God’s ruler ship is benevolent and dignifying.

Third and finally, our obeying and supporting God’s ruler ship will result in eternal blessings.


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