The word “sovereign” implies one that is powerful, first in rank and power. Here are some things that are said of Jesus Christ: “For he in his own time will reveal who is the blessed and only Potentate, the Kin of kings and Lord of lords who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion!” (1 Timothy 6.15). He is “the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God” (1 Timothy 1.17). He “sits enthroned above the cherubim…and he is exalted above all the peoples” (Psalm 99.1-2). “His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his rule is from generation to generation” (Isaiah 37.16). The Sovereign God is King with an eternal dominion (Daniel 4.3). He reigns over all the earth and must be feared for who he is (Psalm 47.2-3). No one or thing can be compared to the Lord God all powerful (Psalm 89.8). Therefore, he is only worthy to be glorified, he “who alone has immortality, dwelling in light which cannot be approached, whom no one of men have seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting” (1 Timothy 6.16).
God’s sovereignty must be recognized by his authority as God. Today the church is the kingdom of God, over which Jesus Christ reigns. He was announced by the prophets (Isaiah 9.6). The prophet Daniel said that the God of heaven would raise up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, but it will remain forever (Daniel 2.44). The Son of God came to fulfill God’s plan and establish his kingdom, to gather it it the saved, so his voice must be heard (John 18.36-37). After being resurrected, he received all authority (Matthew 28.18), and then ascended to heaven to sit on his throne, to begin to reign as Master and Lord, as the apostle Peter said in the first sermon of the gospel: “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2.36). Jesus was foreordained to reign over his church (Ephesians 1.19-23), having been proclaimed sovereign King (Revelation 1.5-6). God is almighty, so when he speaks, we must follow his instructions without hesitation, as Abraham did when he was called (Genesis 17.1). The greatness of God is incomparable and fearsome (Job 37.23). Only he deserves praise in heaven and on earth (Revelation 4.8). Let us remember that the Lord God Almighty Sovereign King will return to bring his own by his side.
“I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending,” says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.