He’s got it all in control

Dominion belongs to God. He is the one who holds the ‘Key of David.’ When He opens a door, no one can shut it and when He shuts a door no one can open it.

This devotional is based on the song “God’s on His Throne.” It is from the series – Portraits of His Majesty.

SONG: GOD’S ON HIS THRONE

God’s on His throne

His mighty throne

He reigns in power and might

God’s on His throne

His righteous throne

He’s always doing right

Manifesting wisdom

With loving kindness, He’s so just

God’s on His throne

His mighty throne

In Him I place my trust

 

He’s King

He’s God

He’s Lord  of everything!

El Shaddai

Adonai

He’s Lord of everything!

Lord of Hosts

To the Utmost

He’s  Lord of everything!

 

God’s on His throne

His mighty throne

He reigns in power and might

God’s on His throne

His righteous throne

He’s always doing right

Manifesting wisdom

With loving kindness, He’s so just

God’s on His throne

His mighty throne

In Him I place my trust

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Bible Reading:

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.”  1 Chronicles 29:11 (NASB).

 “ I know oh Lord, that You can do all things, and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 (NIV)

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”  Rev 3:7(NIV).

King David  spoke the words “Yours is the Dominion,” as part of a prayer of praise. According to Webster’s dictionary, dominion means supreme authority or sovereign power. The antonyms of dominion are powerlessness and impotence.

David knew first hand what it meant to have supreme political power. As king, his word was law, and his power was unfettered. He was pretty sure of remaining on the throne until he died. He was free to choose his successor. Despite his exalted position, King David recognized that he was accountable to “the King of Kings”. He knew that the country over which he had charge was part of God’s dominion. Even today, although it remains a mystery to us exactly how or why He does it, God is involved in appointing rulers. He even refers to them as His servants.( Romans 13:1-6)

God’s throne is a mighty throne. His kingdom is unshakeable, beyond challenge and impossible to overthrow. It’s also a righteous throne – His decisions are just and right. (Psalm 89:14)

I wrote the song” God’s on His Throne” during a time when I was perplexed by certain political events.  In that season, hope rose in my heart because I realized that ultimately, the dominion belongs to God.  He is the one who holds the ‘Key of David’ – a Biblical symbol of authority. When He opens a door, no one can shut it and when He shuts a door no one can open it. When He asked His disciples to go to the ends of the earth to teach others all they had learnt from Him,  He reminded them that all authority in heaven and earth belonged to Him. His authority would back them wherever they went  ( Matthew 28:19-20). He has the final say in any situation, and regardless of how grim things may sometimes look, no one can keep His servants from carrying out the task that He has entrusted to them.

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