Daniel 7:14 & the dominion of our Lord.
Jesus has total & absolute dominion over everything - over all of it.
All means ALL & that should provide us with tremendous comfort.
Nothing is exempt from "ALL". Because all really does mean every single thing.
Daniel 7:14 (Amplified) -
And to Him (the Messiah) was given dominion (supreme authority), glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and speakers of every language should serve and worship Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.
Daniel 7:14 (King James) -
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Jesus has reigned, does reign, and will continue to reign over all things.
Philippians 2:9-11 (Amplified) -
For this reason also (because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself), God has highly exalted Him and bestowed upon Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW (in submission), of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess and openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (sovereign God), to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 (King James) -
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The verse from Daniel is completely clear on this point: the Messiah was GIVEN dominion (complete authority).
Here's the thing about being given something...whether it's an inheritance or a gift or a throne. That which was given can be taken from the recipient only by someone who is stronger / more powerful / wiser & there is absolutely no force in the universe stronger, wiser, more powerful than Jesus. Nobody's nobody can take His dominion & complete authority from Him. He will never abdicate His throne or His authority! (Martin Luther said that even the devil is God's devil...and that's a pretty amazing truth to think about, isn't it?)
Our Lord is THE Lord. What has been given cannot be taken away from Him.
John 15:16 (Amplified) -
"You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name (as My representative) He may give to you."
John 15:5 (Amplified) -
"...apart from Me you can do nothing."
Jesus' statement that we had not chosen Him but He has chosen us is tremendously important.
The one who does the choosing - the CHOOSER - is the key figure, not the one who has been chosen. Jesus chose us. He appointed us and placed us and purposefully planted each one of us. Does that sound like He desires for us to live willy-nilly, random, find-a-need-and-fill-it lives? Or does it sound as if He who chose and appointed and purposefully planted us has a call for each of us that He would like us to fulfill? He says clearly that He wants us to bear fruit and keep on bearing - fruit that remains. Fruit that lasts.
To me, this sound more like "Hear the Lord's call & obey it" than "Find a need & fill it."
Daniel 7:14 says we are called to serve and worship the Messiah. Do that by seeking His call, which is His purposeful planting of you in this world, and then obeying that call. And expect to see His sovereignty play out in ways you have never even dreamed of!
If you want to see more of God's sovereign hand in your life, you need to do life His way.
You will discover your call from the Lord by abiding - not by striving.
With abiding comes fruit bearing.
With abiding comes powerful answers to prayer.
Abiding is better by far.
Jesus is Lord. He is Sovereign. What He has been given cannot be taken away and will not be given away.
His work and role for your life in this world is solely up to Him - it is not in the least random or left to chance or even left to logic.
You have been planted on purpose for a purpose, which is to serve and worship Jesus. A big part of that is learning how to be an active abider.
The dominion of our Lord & King will never, ever end.
And that means none of His power is lost on your current circumstances.
He has dominion.
You are going to be A-Okay.
Keep believing that God's promises - they are for you!
Go through your life grabbing as much of the gusto (the promises of God) as you possibly can. Don't leave anything on the table!
Lord bless you today!
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