CHAPTER 11  The Governor and Government of the Kingdom

Christ is the governor of the Kingdom of God as evidenced by the following scriptures:

          1.  Ps. 22:28 "For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations." 

2.  Is. 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." 

3.  Matt. 2:6 "And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." 

The government of the kingdom is established by the King and is governed by his laws, rules, regulations, and authority.  These laws, rules, regulation, and authority is set forth in the New Testament.  Those who are governed by his laws, rules, regulations, and authority are the members of the church.  When they entered into the church they agreed to be governed by his laws, rules, regulations, and authority. 

The nature of the Kingdom is also set forth in the New Testament and especially where the Lord said, "The kingdom of heaven is like…" 

CHAPTER 12  Dominion of God 

As the creator of all things, Christ has dominion over all the earth: 

1.  John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." 

2.  Ps. 8:5 "For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:" 

3.  Ps. 72:7 "In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth." 

4.  Ps. 103:22 "Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul." 

5.  Zec. 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth." 

Nebuchadnezzar declared to us that the Lord's dominion is an everlasting dominion: Dan. 4:34 "And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:" 

The Lord's dominion in the kingdom of heaven is set forth for us in the following New Testament passages: 

1.  1 Pet. 4:11 "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." 

2.  1 Pet. 5:10 "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." 

3.  Jude 25 "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen." 

4.  Rev. 1:5 "And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." 

Obviously, the dominion of Christ is over all in the earth as he is the Great Creator of the Universe.  Yet he has a specific dominion over the inhabitants of the Kingdom of God.  He is over us in a special way so as to refer to us as his people.