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Good Thing God Reigns

Psalms 139:12: Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Hebrews 4:13: Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

God knows everything. By comparison we know almost nothing. Receiving Jesus is an eye-opener. He gives us opportunity to see and learn things that we could not without Him. One very important truth that we can learn is that God reigns. Period. Whether we like it or not, He reigns. Unsaved people do not fully know that God reigns and they do not want Him to reign.

We should also learn that before we received Christ we were rebels. We should learn that we have two natures. Our flesh is carnal and rebels against God and our spirit obeys Him. The Apostle Paul had the problem and so do we.

Romans 7:25: I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Unsaved people do not recognize that they are rebels and they are unwilling to stop being rebels. We were all in that same condition. We did not want God ruling and reigning over us either. Our rebelliousness is spoken of in the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah 53:6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

When we receive Christ we become more like Ezra who wanted the Lord to reign and to show him and his people the right way.

Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Ezra learned what we need to learn. He knew that God knew better than he did. He knew that if God knew better than he did, he had better go the way that God wanted him to go. As we grow as Christians we will also know that God knows things that we cannot. We will know that there are pitfalls and problems that He sees that we cannot. We will know that we need Him and His guidance. God is omniscient. That means He knows everything.

When we grow as Christians the fact that God reigns will be more and more precious to us. We can learn that God*s reign over us is good for us. We can learn that we need Him to reign over us. We can learn to love His reigning. We can learn to enjoy His reigning. We can learn to desire His reigning. We can ask Him to reign more fully over us. We can and should be grateful that He reigns. We can ask Him to overcome and overrule rebelliousness of our flesh.

When we receive Christ our rebellion should begin to slow down and dissipate. Our recognition that His reign is good should grow. One day He will totally eliminate our rebelliousness.

1 Corinthians 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

In Heaven we will not be rebellious against God. In that perfect place His will shall be done perfectly. The Garden of Eden was perfect until Adam and Eve sinned. Heaven will be perfect forever. It will be perfect because God will reign.

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