Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | December 20, 2017

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.”

Today’s devotion comes from Daniel chapter 7.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+7&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“9 “I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 “A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened.

15 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.  16 I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this.  So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:  17 ‘These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth.  18 But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’

23 “Thus he said:  ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.  24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise;  and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.  25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law;  and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.  26 But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.  27 Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One;  His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’”  Daniel 7:13-18 and 23-27.

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“Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”  Psalm 2:1-9.

 

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.”  Psalm 103:19.


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