Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thy God Reigneth

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet
of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion,
Thy God reigneth!"
(Isaiah 52:7)


These words of the Old Testament speak of the day of "the return of the Lord to Zion" (verse 8), and parallel with the message of Revelation. I have been reading the book of Revelation, and if there is one aspect of the book of Revelation that stands out to me more than others just now, it would be the fact that Jesus Christ is King and Conqueror.

"They shall make war with the Lamb,
and the Lamb shall overcome them:
for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings:
and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
(Revelation 17:14)

The fact that "thy God reigneth" covers the pages of this book. His eternality ("who is, and who was, and who is to come"), His power ("the Almighty"), His authority ("ruler of kings on earth"), His once-for-all sacrifice ("they have conquered [satan] by the blood of the Lamb"), and His glorious return in victory all remind me and give me assurance that...

...when times are rough,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...when evil abounds,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...when things seem to go out of control,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...when it looks like the only direction things have left to go is down,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...when you go through the fire,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...though satan attacks with all his forces behind him,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...though the waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof,
THY GOD REIGNETH.
...when all is said and done,
THY GOD REIGNETH.

That gives me courage for a new day. The clouds of approaching trial do not look so deep and overwhelming when I remind the reign and victory of my King. Whatever happens, whatever happens, MY GOD REIGNS, and He will reign, and He will conquer. Nothing is out of control. GOD REIGNS.


Be still, and know that He is God.

2 comments:

Cara said...

Our God is an awesome God!

Rosebud said...

AMEN.