Two Thrones At War (continued)
God is the Great King - a Universal Ruler
He is King in the realm of the spiritual
Psalm 95:3: "For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods."
He is King in the realm of the earthly and temporal.
Psalm 47:2: For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
He is the King over all the earth.
He is the Universal King
Psalm 72:8: He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
There is no other than God, the Creator, who is or has the right to be King, for He is the King eternal.
Psalm 10:16: The Lord is King for ever and ever.
Psalm 29:10: The Lord sitteth King forever.
He is the King of Glory
Psalm 24:10: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
The King Has a Kingdom
The King must have a sphere over which He rules with absolute authority. As God is the King, then the kingdom must be the kingdom of God. So naturally the kingdom would be the manifestation of the nature of the King. So Scripture with crystal clearness reveals it to be.
As the King Is Eternal, So Is the Kingdom.
Psalm 145:13: Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
Daniel 4:34: Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation.
As He Is the Universal King, so Is His Kingdom Universal
Psalm 103:19: His kingdom ruleth over all.
A King has a kingdom and a kingdom has a throne. The King's dominion and authority is to be manifested and exercised from His throne.
2 Samuel 7:13: I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever.
"The Throne" is the seat of the sovereign King. Only a King could have a throne; it is the symbol of kingship and of royalty.
1 Chronicles 29:23: Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king.
The throne is the symbol of Sovereignty.
The throne stands for regal authority and sovereign power, requiring both the homage and the obedience of all subjects.
1 Chronicles 29:23: And all Israel obeyed him. The throne stands for an established kingdom.
1 Kings 2:12: Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.
The throne stands for justice and judgment.
Psalm 89:14: Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne.
Psalm 9:4: Thou satest in the throne judging right.
Justice in judgment is the basis of all God's proceedings. The government of His throne rests upon the stability of righteousness.
God, the great King, has a throne. Where? His seat of government must be where He is. God is in the highest heaven. So that is where His throne is.
Job 22:12: Is not God in the height of heaven?
Psalm 11:4: The Lord's throne is in heaven.
Psalm 103:19: The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens.
God is Sitting upon His Throne
Isaiah 6:1: I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up.
Matthew 23:22: And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
What could reveal more clearly the supremacy of the uncreated God over all His creation: the sovereignty of the Creator over all created beings and things?
(continued with # 43)