Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who's in charge here?!!

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like shouting that out?

....maybe when all your toddlers seem to have control of the house
...maybe when you go to a store to try and get some help and can't seem to find a person who knows how to help you
....maybe at a party that's gotten out of control.

What if that question were asked in the world at large,
how would many people answer today?

I have been studying God's names of authority this week:

Melek Olamim - King of Ages
1 Timothy 1:17
Melek Yahweh Tsabaot - King Lord of Hosts
Isaiah 6:3,5
Marey Malek - King of Kings
1 Timothy 6:15,16
Melek Ha-Goyim  -  King of the nations
Jeremiah 10:6-7
Shaophet TsaddiQ - righteous Judge
Psalm 9:7-8

When you study these name and the corresponding scriptures, you see that God's names of Authority declare that the lord is in charge.  Like his power, God's authority is unlimited and unfettered.  No one elects Him.  Instead, He is the eternal and undisputed ruler of the universe.

Yours, O Lord, 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 yours.  Yours in the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.  1 Chronicles 29:11

Acts 17:25 -27 tells us that the Lord made every nation of mankind, that He allots the times and seasons that they exist, and that He determines the boundaries of their lands.

I don't know about you, but in these times of political uncertainty and economic struggle, these names give me great comfort and hope.


Mocha with Linda said...

Indeed. Great thoughts.

Karin said...

If I didn't know that God was in control, I think I would be freaking out about what is happening in our nation right now. It is so comforting to know that He has everything in His hands.

Christine said...

I couldn't agree more. Thanks, Sara.

Teresa Dawn said...

Great post :) Yes, God is always in charge.

Mimi said...

Great post! I'm off to look some of these up.

2Thinks said...

Well said. I'm in need of being reminded that He is in charge. Usually I think I am.