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JEHOVAH'S SOVEREIGNTY

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Jehovah’s Sovereignty. Jehovah God is the Sovereign of the universe ("sovereign of the world," Ps 47:9, Mo) by reason of his Creatorship, his Godship, and his supremacy as the Almighty. (Ge 17:1; Ex 6:3; Re 16:14) He is the Owner of all things and the Source of all authority and power, the Supreme Ruler in government. (Ps 24:1; Isa 40:21-23; Re 4:11; 11:15) The psalmist sang of him: "Jehovah himself has firmly established his throne in the very heavens; and over everything his own kingship has held domination." (Ps 103:19; 145:13) Jesus’ disciples prayed, addressing God: "Sovereign Lord, you are the One who made the heaven and the earth." (Ac 4:24, NW; Mo) To the nation of Israel, God himself constituted all three branches of government, the judicial, the legislative, and the executive. The prophet Isaiah said: "Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is our Statute-giver, Jehovah is our King; he himself will save us." (Isa 33:22) Moses gives a notable description of God as Sovereign at Deuteronomy 10:17.

In his sovereign position Jehovah has the right and authority to delegate ruling responsibilities. David was made king of Israel, and the Scriptures speak of ‘the kingdom of David’ as though it was his kingdom. But David acknowledged Jehovah as the great Sovereign Ruler, saying: "Yours, O Jehovah, are the greatness and the mightiness and the beauty and the excellency and the dignity; for everything in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Jehovah, the One also lifting yourself up as head over all."—1Ch 29:11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bible Citations

it-2 pp. 1008-1009 Sovereignty

(Ps 47:9) The nobles of the peoples themselves have gathered together, [With] the people of the God of Abraham. For to God the shields of the earth belong. He is very high in his ascent.

(Ge 17:1) When A´bram got to be ninety-nine years old, then Jehovah appeared to A´bram and said to him: "I am God Almighty. Walk before me and prove yourself faultless.

(Ex 6:3) And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them.

(Re 16:14) They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.

(Ps 24:1) To Jehovah belong the earth and that which fills it, The productive land and those dwelling in it.

(Isa 40:21-23) Do YOU people not know? Do YOU not hear? Has it not been told to YOU from the outset? Have YOU not applied understanding from the foundations of the earth? 22 There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth, the dwellers in which are as grasshoppers, the One who is stretching out the heavens just as a fine gauze, who spreads them out like a tent in which to dwell, 23 the One who is reducing high officials to nothing, who has made the very judges of the earth as a mere unreality.

(Re 4:11) "You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created."

(Re 11:15) And the seventh angel blew his trumpet. And loud voices occurred in heaven, saying: "The kingdom of the world did become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever."

(Ps 103:19) Jehovah himself has firmly established his throne in the very heavens; And over everything his own kingship has held domination.

(Ps 145:13) Your kingship is a kingship for all times indefinite, And your dominion is throughout all successive generations.

(Ac 4:24) Upon hearing this they with one accord raised their voices to God and said: "Sovereign Lord, you are the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things in them,

(Isa 33:22) For Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is our Statute-giver, Jehovah is our King; he himself will save us.

(De 10:17) For Jehovah YOUR God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the God great, mighty and fear-inspiring, who treats none with partiality nor accepts a bribe,

(1Ch 29:11) Yours, O Jehovah, are the greatness and the mightiness and the beauty and the excellency and the dignity; for everything in the heavens and in the earth is [yours]. Yours is the kingdom, O Jehovah, the One also lifting yourself up as head over all.

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