Wednesday, 10 January 2018

God's Dominion -part 2

Psalm 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. From this verse, we see God's dominion is everlasting. And Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not... unchanging. I could go so far with this because while there aren't lots of other verses to do with dominion, God's character is revealed in His dominion. So without going to Bible verses here is a quick list of some of God's character traits: Love, Liberty, Joy, Peace, Mercy, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Patience, Righteousness, Goodness, Meekness, Temperance, Graciousness, the Way, Truth, and Life! These all are seen in His dominion.

Another place to find more of an idea of God's dominion is to look at where He exercises it from: the throne. Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Notice it is the water of life; the same of which Jesus said if you drink of this water you'll never thirst again(John 4:14). God's dominion is life-giving!

One more characteristic of the throne is it has a rainbow around it. Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like an emerald. I can't say God's reason for the rainbow, but it reminds me of the covenant He made back just after the flood. Genesis 9:11,13 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth. 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 

A final and beautiful picture of God's dominion is in the recurring parable of Jesus our Shepherd. There are quite a few verses but they are so amazing I want to share them all.

John 10:10,11,14 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Here we see again God's dominion is life-giving.

Isaiah 40:10,11  Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
The very beginning sounds like a stern ruler, but He is so gentle.

Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
He is merciful. This next verse I find so exciting, I want to go home with my Shepherd. 

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


  1. Loved this post! Hey, have you ever heard or met Clinton Anderson? I personally think he's awesome.

    1. Thanks, Lexah. Yes, I've heard of Clinton, but I've never met him because he lives in America. He does seem to do some pretty cool stuff. But on the other hand I've also seen a video of him whipping a horse with all he had in him to develop 'partnership'. I don't think that is right.
      Thanks for your comment!!

    2. Yes I agree that doesn't seem right. Oh, I thought he lived in Australia.

    3. He is originally from Australia, and still calls his horsemanship Down Under. I was confused for awhile too!

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