God is the Supreme Ruler, Magistrate, Master, Lord and King over all His creation. Mankind is His created subjects. The very first Commandment God gave His chosen people establishes this Truth.
All other Commands and the total authority of God over His subjects are based on the first Commandment. Above all, God establishes His Lordship over all He has formed and created.
The struggle and war that has existed in creation in both Heaven and Earth, in eternity past and in time, has always been over “who is in authority,” or “who rules.” This was Lucifer’s downfall and ultimate demise when he tried to exalt himself above God. And God ultimately cast him out of Heaven.
The same spirit of pride and rebellion against authority that ruled in Lucifer’s heart was passed onto mankind in the Garden of Eden and has ruled the hearts of mankind since the fall. You can read the entire third chapter of the Book of Genesis to get a full account of the story of the fall of mankind.
The question is not, nor has it ever been, whether God is God, or whether God is the Supreme Ruler. God has already established over and over again that He is Lord and that He rules Supreme over His creation. The question is whether we, His creation, accept, embrace, believe in and live under His ruler-ship, authority, and dominion.
He is Head over all things to the Church.
All mankind has turned from the dominion of God and has gone astray walking his own way.
Part of coming back to God through Jesus Christ’s Redemptive Work is choosing also to come under the authority and governance of the Supreme, Eternal God. Jesus is the Way that leads us back to the Father, back to place of fellowship and union with the Creator, back to our origin, back to walking under His Kingship and Authority. This is accomplished by choice in time, but it will be accomplished by force in eternity upon those who have not bowed their wills and confessed the Lordship and Authority of God in time.
We love God by obedience.
We know God through obedience.
We are blessed with happiness by obedience.
True and sincere acts of obedience to the Authority and Lordship of God in the believer’s life are an act of worship that flows from a heart of gratitude.
Giving of ourselves in obedience is our reasonable service or act of worship.
Obedience is better than sacrifice.
At the end of all of Solomon’s searching for wisdom and understanding, he came to a very sobering conclusion.
The ultimate end of the ministry of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is to bring down all rule, all authority, and all power of mankind. All these things are considered enemies to God and His Kingship.
The message Jesus Christ will reveal to creation upon His second coming is the re-establishing of His Kingly authority and Lordship over His creation. All creation will eventually and ultimately be brought back into obedience to the creator and God shall, once again, be ALL in all!!
Many people have Jesus in their hearts and know him as Savior, but few ever accept Him as Master, Lord, and Ruler of their lives. It is our choice to do this or not, and it is His desire that we do. This pertains to, and is all about, our personal love relationship with Jesus Christ.