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Absolute Sovereign God

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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         "Who has given to Me that I should repay him?
          Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine."
              God speaking, in Job 41:11 (NASB) 

The Lord God Almighty is absolute sovereign God over all things whatsoever. He created the heavens and the earth: everything whatsoever that exists. He has power over all things. He gives whatever He chooses to whomever He pleases. Nothing exists or occurs without His permission.

       
    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
     (Genesis 1:1 KJV)

    "All things were made by him; and without him was not
     anything made that was made." (John 1:3 KJV)
       
    "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
     for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
     and were created." (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

    "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
     create evil: I the Lord do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7 
     KJV)     

    " . . . whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine."
     (Job 41:11 KJV)

    " . . . for all the earth is mine." (Exodus 9:15 KJV)

    "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon
     a thousand hills." (Psalms 50:10 KJV)

    " . . . for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof."
     (Psalms 50:12 KJV)
        
    "And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked
     shall I return thither: The Lord gave, and the Lord hath
     taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." (Job 1:21 KJV)
       
    "And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and
     he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among
     the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say
     unto him, What doest thou?" (Daniel 4:35 KJV)

    "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with
     mine own?" (Matthew 20:15a KJV)

    "Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say
     unto him, What doest thou?" (Job 9:12 KJV)

    "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked
     for the day of evil." (Proverbs 16:4 KJV)

    "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any
     thing too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:27 KJV)
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For His own reasons, He permits good and evil to exist side-by-side on earth. Blessings occur amidst tragedy. Good and evil are intermixed everywhere we look. Satan and all his evil works exist only by God's permission. These facts are illustrated by The Parable Of The Tares Of The Field.
                 Parable Of The Tares Of The Field
       
       MATTHEW 13:24-30 (KJV)
        24
               Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The
               kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good
               seed in his field:
        25
               But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
               the wheat, and went his way.
        26
               But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
               then appeared the tares also.
        27
               So the servants of the householder came and said unto him,
               Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from
               whence then hath it tares?
        28
               He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants
               said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them
               up?
        29
               But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye
               root up also the wheat with them.
        30
               Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time
               of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together
               first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
               but gather the wheat into my barn.
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       MATTHEW 13:36-43 (KJV)

        36
               Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the
               house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare
               unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
        37
               He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good
               seed is the Son of man;
        38
               The field is the world; the good seed are the children of
               the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked
               one;
        39
               The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the
               end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
        40
               As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the
               fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
        41
               The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
               gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them
               which do iniquity;
        42
               And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be
               wailing and gnashing of teeth.
        43
               Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the
               kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him
               hear.
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Why is this? Why does God do things this way? We don't know at this time. His thoughts are not our thoughts. We have only limited understanding of His methods and purposes. Later, we will understand it all, when He is ready for us to have this understanding.

       ISAIAH 55:8-9 (KJV)
       
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        8
               For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
               ways my ways, saith the LORD.
        9
               For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
               ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your
               thoughts.
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      "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now
       I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."
       (1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV)
       

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.


     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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