God’s Sovereignty is Your Sanity
From a sermon on SermonAudio.com – Jack Lannom
Purpose: to learn the meaning of the Sovereignty of God to understand the doctrine and for Christians is the only source for sanity.
Daniel 2:21 No Sanity in secondary causes
Job: 1:17-21 1st cause: God – Only sanity is in 1st cause 2nd cause: Chaledans
Job 1:1-12; Job 2:10; Job 42:11
“Bondage of the Will” by Martin Luther written in 1525.
Rev: 4:11; Isa 46:9-11; Romans 11:36
Does the plan have a cause outside of God? Or is the plan an eternal plan? A necessary plan?
Comes out of the nature of God/Attributes of God: Grace – Mercy – Wrath – Justice
God’s eternal attributes: What do all these attributes pre-suppose: Evil
2 Tim: 2:13; John 8:50;
Outworking of the nature of God – God is manfestive Glory – display of God
John 1:18 – Jesus came to declare God
Crosswork of Christ is an eternal plan
Isa: 46:9; 1 Samuel 2:6-7; Dan. 4:35-36
Work act/evil of all human history-Christ – God Almighty on the cross.
Acts 4:27-28; Malachi 3:6; Acts 2:23
Acts 1:16-…this Scripture had to be fulfilled…
Ep. 3:10-11…according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus.
Rev 13:8…Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world.
Ecc 3:15; Isa 57:15; Ex 3:14
No time in the mind of God – no succession of moments. God has never had a new thought
Ps. 135:6; Prov. 16:9; Prov. 16:33; Prov 19:21; Prov 20:24; Gen 1:8; Gen 50:19-21;
1 Thess. 5:19; Ps. 139:16
Understanding – the only logic – is that God is Sovereign. God alone is the sole cause behind all things
Joh 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Job 42:7 And so it was, after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
Isa 47:8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
Psa 93:2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
Psa 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
Rev 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Eph 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
Eph 1:12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Rom 11:36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
Pro 16:4 The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.
Dan 4:35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?”
1Ch 29:11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.
1Ch 29:12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all.
Psa 148:8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
Rom 9:10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac
Rom 9:11 (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),
Rom 9:12 it was said to her, “THE OLDER SHALL SERVE THE YOUNGER.”
Rom 9:13 As it is written, “JACOB I HAVE LOVED, BUT ESAU I HAVE HATED.”
Job 23:13 “But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does.
2Ch 20:6 and said: “O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?
Psa 115:3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
Psa 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and
Job 36:23 Who has assigned Him His way, Or who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?
in all deep places.
Job 42:2 “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
Eph 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Pro 21:30 There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.
Psa 33:15 He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.
Php 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Eze 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.
Act 17:25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.