REST GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY IN 2013
I originally posted this in June of 2010 but sense strongly in my spirit that as we enter 2013, we need to anchor our hearts and souls and rest in the fact that God is sovereign.
No matter what situation, problem or challenge, you face in 2013, you can rest in the sovereignty of God.
God is Sovereign. He is supreme in authority. He does not need permission or authorization from anyone to act.
In Isaiah 46:10, He says, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”. In other words, what I advise shall be and I will do all that I please!
Proverbs 21:1 states, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it withersoever he will” (KJV).
The NIV version of the bible states, “The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a water-course, wherever he pleases”(NIV).
The word “king” in this verse represents any official, e.g., a king, prime minister, government leader, social leader, boss etc., and the word “heart” refers to the inner-most nature, our deepest thoughts and feelings etc.
This means that the same way that water can be channeled or made to go in a certain direction, God is able to affect the inner-most nature of anyone in a position of authority and cause his or her deepest thoughts and feelings to come in line with His purposes and plans – What a demonstration of His supreme authority!
Isaiah 55:10-11 states, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (NIV)
We can rest assured that every word that God speaks shall do exactly what He purposes for it to do; and all that He speaks shall come to pass exactly as He says. No one or no thing can override what God has spoken and determined to be so.
There is no situation, official or person in authority on earth who has authority over God. No matter how seemingly powerful a person or group of persons, there is no one that can override any of God’s purposes, plans or pleasure for they shall be accomplished according to His Word.
God is sovereign. He is supreme in authority. His purposes shall stand, His Word is sure and He will do all that He pleases. There is no power that is greater than His, absolutely none. He is all-ruling, invincible, unstoppable and supreme.
Revelation 19:6 states, “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of mighty thunderings saying, Allelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent Reigneth.”(KJV) – The Lord God all-powerful rules.
Isaiah 43:13 says, “Yea before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?” (KJV)
The same verse in the NIV version of the Bible says, “Yes and from ancient of days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
In other words, God is saying, when He does something, or purposes that something will happen, nothing and no one can stop it from happening; no government, no boss, no witch, no warlock, no obeah man, no voodoo priestess, no demon, not even satan himself. Whatever God declares and plans shall come to pass for He is sovereign and omnipotent.
II Chronicles 25:8 says that, “God hath the power to help and to cast down” (KJV); the NIV says, “For God has the power to help or to overthrow”.
God has the power to help or to overthrow. This means that no matter how fierce or weak the forces or variables operating in a situation, God has the power to determine the outcome by deciding which of them He will help or which He will overthrow, in fact in Daniel 2:21 the Word says that He even removes kings and sets up kings.
God and God alone possesses this level of power, for He only is the sovereign omnipotent one. What power!
WHATEVER THE SITUATION, PROBLEM, OR CHALLENGE YOU FACE IN 2013, KNOW THAT GOD IS SOVEREIGN.
Be encouraged to trust in Him and rest in His sovereignty.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
(Romans 8:28 – NLT)
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