God is Sovereign
by Dorth Dunbar
And God Said...
To better understand the character of God
it is important to know that first and foremost, God is Sovereign.
Only a Sovereign God can affix power to words, calling forth a
thought that was conceived in the spirituality of His mind to create
a universe filled with billions of stars. Who else can speak a word
and from it call forth life into a lifeless universe.
As He spoke the word, out of the darkness
came a cataclysmic explosion; some call it the big bang but God
called it the beginning. Covering the vastness of space with the
speed of light, hot rock and burning gases that just appeared out of
the darkness from nowhere was hurled through space faster than any
eye could see until they reached the exact place where God wanted
them to be placed.
Then God in His sovereignty gave the
command for each of these giants to “Stop!” And obeying His voice,
these gargantuan, molten, burning masses stood still and began to
spin on their axis and travel a path of orbit that only a Sovereign
God could plan. Suspended in the cold empty vacuum of space God
called them stars, and their colossal mass and weight are held up by
nothing but the power of His Majestic Word.
From the dust of the earth God formed the
first man, intricately designing him to be an exact replica of
Himself—a little god so to speak, with features and character
similar to God. Only a Sovereign God could then breathe His Spirit
into the nostrils of a clay man who then became a living soul—a
living being made of flesh and blood with intricate organs, many of
them with functions that we still do not fully understand.
God is the Proprietor of the entire
universe and He governs without intrusion. Whatever He says is the
way it is, and nobody can oppose Him because God is Sovereign. He
rules all by Himself and He doesn’t need anybody else.
God Has Absolute Authority
Sometimes we forget about the Sovereignty
of God. Becoming diluted and filled with ourselves, we often
visualize the authority that God has given us to rule the earth as
supreme. But our position of authority is not THE authoritative
position; only God has absolute authority because only God is
Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon is a
perfect example of authority with wrong aim. Like Satan, the king of
Babylon was not satisfied with his position of authority, he wanted
to be God. But after having a troubling dream interpreted by the
prophet Daniel it was proven to Nebuchadnezzar that God is
Having built such a miraculous empire
Nebuchadnezzar became diluted with his own thoughts not taking into
account the Sovereignty of God. King Nebuchadnezzar had an image of
gold constructed to be a symbol of his power and authority. Then he
made a decree that everyone should bow down to the image and worship
it. Whoever did not bow down to worship the image, the king
commanded them to be thrown alive into a fiery furnace.
Now there were certain Jews in the
service of the king who refused to bow down to worship the image.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abad-Nego chose to submit themselves to the
will of the Sovereign God of the universe for they said to the king,
“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If
that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from
your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that
we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which
you have set up” (Daniel 3:16-18).
With no higher authority in Babylon, King
Nebuchadnezzar was the sovereign ruler of his kingdom, but he soon
discovered that his rule was not absolutely sovereign. After having
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abad-Nego bound with ropes and thrown into
the furnace for disregarding his command to worship his golden
image, Nebuchadnezzar was humbled as he watched in amazement to see
that these men were not overcome by the fire. Not only did they
survive the fire but their clothes, their hair, nor the ropes that
bound them were not burned and neither did they smell of smoke.
God rules with righteousness and His Kingdom and Throne is
eternal (Psalm 45:6). This incident was one of the many miracles of
God that recorded in the Bible for our reference so we may know and
understand that He is Sovereign. God has the awesome ability to defy
natural laws that govern physics because He is the Creator of
everything and nothing is beyond His power because our God is
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doctrines and traditionalism that the enemy has set
in many churches to
deceive unsuspecting people by conforming them to the
lifestyle of religion rather than the true worship of God.