The Sovereignty Of GOD

 

The Sovereignty Of GOD may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy (see preceding chapter). Infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth; subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent. GOD does as HE pleases, only as HE pleases, always as HE pleases. None can thwart HIM, none can hinder HIM. So HIS own Word expressly declares: "My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" (Isa. 46:10); "He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand" (Dan. 4:35). Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things "after the counsel of His own will" (Eph. 1:11).

Rightly did the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon say in his sermon on Matthew 20:15:  There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children ought more earnestly to contend than the doctrine of their Master over all creation—the Kingship of God over all the works of His own hands—the Throne of God and His right to sit upon that Throne.  On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by worldings, no truth of which they have made such a football, as the great, stupendous, but yet most certain doctrine of the Sovereignty of the infinite Jehovah. Men will allow God to be everywhere except on His throne. They will allow Him to be in His workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow His bounties.

They will allow Him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the evermoving ocean; but when God ascends His throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth, and we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust.

"Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places" (Ps. 135:6). Such is the mighty Potentate revealed in Holy Writ: unrivalled in majesty, unlimited in power, unaffected by anything outside Himself. But we are living in a day when even the most orthodox seem afraid to admit the proper Godhood of God. They say that to press the sovereignty of God excludes human responsibility; whereas human responsibility is based upon divine sovereignty, and is the product of it.

"But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased" (Ps. 115:3). He sovereignly chose to place each of His creatures on that particular footing which seemed good in His sight. He created angels; some He placed on a conditional footing, others He gave an immutable standing before Him (1 Tim. 5:21), making Christ their head (Col. 2:10). Let it not be overlooked that the angels which sinned (2 Pet. 2:5), were as much His creatures as the angels that sinned not. Yet God foresaw they would fall. Nevertheless He placed them on a mutable, creature, conditional footing, and suffered them to fall, though He was not the author of their sin.

 

Too, God sovereignly placed Adam in the Garden of Eden upon a conditional footing. Had He so pleased, He could have placed him upon an unconditional footing; He could have placed him on a footing as firm as that occupied by the unfallen angels; He could have placed him upon a footing as sure and as immutable as that which His saints have in Christ. Instead, He chose to set him in Eden on the basis of creature responsibility, so that he stood or fell according to how he measured up or failed to measure up to his responsibility—obedience to his Maker. Adam stood accountable to God by the Law which his Creator had given him. Here was responsibility, unimpaired responsibility, tested under the most favorable conditions.

God did not place Adam upon a footing of conditional, creature-responsibility, because it was right He should so place him. No, it was right because God did it. God did not even give creatures being because it was right for Him to do so, i.e., because He was under any obligations to create; but it was right because He did so. God is sovereign. His will is supreme. So far from God being under any law of right, He is a law unto Himself, so that whatever He does is right. Woe be to the rebel that calls His sovereignty into question: "Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou?" (Isa. 45:9).

Again, the Lord sovereignly placed Israel upon a conditional footing. Exodus 19, 20, and 24 afford a full proof of this. They were placed under a covenant of works. God gave them certain laws. National blessing for them depended upon their observance of His statutes. But Israel was stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart. They rebelled against Jehovah, forsook His Law, turned unto false gods, apostatized. In consequence, divine judgment fell upon them, they were delivered into the hands of their enemies, dispersed abroad throughout the earth, and remain under the heavy frown of God’s displeasure to this day.

It was God in the exercise of His sovereignty that placed Satan and his angels, Adam and Israel in their respective responsible positions. But so far from His sovereignty taking away responsibility from the creature, it was by the exercise of it that He placed them on this conditional footing, under such responsibilities as He thought proper. By virtue of this sovereignty, He is seen to be God over all. Thus, there is perfect harmony between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of the creature. Many have more foolishly said that it is quite impossible to show where divine sovereignty ends and creature accountability begins. Here is where creature responsibility begins: in the sovereign ordination of the Creator. As to His sovereignty, there is not, and never will be, any end to it!

Let us see further proofs that the responsibility of the creature is based upon God’s sovereignty. How many things are recorded in Scripture which were right because God commanded them—which would not have been right had He not so commanded! What right had Adam to eat of the trees of the garden? The permission of his Maker (Gen. 2:16); without such, he would have been a thief! What right had Israel to borrow of the Egyptians’ jewels and raiment (Ex. 12:35)? None, unless Jehovah had authorized it (Ex. 3:22). What right had Israel to slay so many lambs for sacrifice? None, except that God commanded it. What right had Israel to kill off all the Canaanites? None, only as Jehovah had bidden them. What right has the husband to require submission from his wife? None, unless God had appointed it. So we might go on. Human responsibility is based on divine sovereignty.

One more example of the exercise of God’s absolute sovereignty: God placed His elect upon a different footing than Adam or Israel. He placed them upon an unconditional footing. In the Everlasting Covenant Jesus Christ was appointed their Head, took their responsibilities upon Himself, and wrought out a righteousness for them which is perfect, indefeasible, eternal. Christ was placed upon a conditional footing, for He was "made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law," but with this infinite difference: the others failed, He did not, and could not. Who placed Christ upon that conditional footing? The Triune God. It was sovereign will that appointed Him, sovereign love that sent Him, sovereign authority that assigned His work.  -AW Pink The Attributes Of GOD-

 

 

 

    -Scripture-

Exodus 20:3-   You shall have no other gods before ME.

Job 25:2-   Dominion and fear are with GOD; HE makes peace in HIS high heaven.

Job 33:13-  Why do you contend against HIM, saying, 'HE will answer none of man's words'?

Job 41:11-  Who has first given to ME, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is MINE.

Psalm 44:4-  You are my King, O GOD; ordain salvation for Jacob!

Psalm 47:8-  GOD Reigns over the nations; GOD sits on HIS Holy Throne.

Psalm 59:12,13-  For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter, consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, that they may know that GOD rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah

Psalm 74:12-  Yet GOD my KING is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Psalm 82:1,8-  A Psalm of Asaph. GOD has taken HIS place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods HE holds judgment: Arise, O GOD, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!

Psalm 83:17,18-  Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace, that they may know that YOU alone, whose Name is The LORD, are the MOST HIGH over all the earth.

Psalm 93:1-2-  The LORD Reigns; HE is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; HE has put on strength as HIS belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.  Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.

Psalm 95:3-5-  For the LORD is a great GOD, and a great KING above all gods.  In HIS Hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are HIS also.  The sea is HIS, for HE made it, and HIS hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 96:10-  Say among the nations, "The LORD Reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; HE will judge the peoples with equity."

Psalm 97:1,5,9-  The LORD Reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!  The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.  For you, O LORD, are MOST HIGH over all the earth; YOU are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 98:6-  With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the KING, THE LORD!

Psalm 103:19-  The LORD has established HIS Throne in the heavens, and HIS Kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 105:7-  HE is the LORD our GOD; HIS judgments are in all the earth.
 

Psalm 113:4-  The LORD is high above all nations, and HIS Glory above the heavens!

Psalm 115:3,16-  Our GOD is in the heavens; HE does all that HE pleases.  The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth HE has given to the children of man.

Psalm 136:2-7-  Give thanks to the GOD of gods, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever.  Give thanks to the LORD of lords, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever;  to HIM who alone does great wonders, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever;  to HIM who by understanding made the heavens, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever;  to HIM who spread out the earth above the waters, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever;  to HIM who made the great lights, for HIS Steadfast Love endures forever;

Isaiah 14:26,27-  This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.  For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? HIS hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Isaiah 23:8,9-  Who has purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?  The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory,to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Isaiah 24:23-  Then the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, for The LORD of hosts Reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and HIS Glory will be before HIS elders.

Isaiah 33:22-  For the LORD is our JUDGE; The LORD is our LAWGIVER; the LORD is our KING; HE will save us.

Isaiah 40:22-23-  It is HE who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; WHO stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;  WHO brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

Isaiah 43:15-  I AM the LORD, your HOLY ONE, The CREATOR of Israel, your KING."

Isaiah 44:6-  Thus says the LORD, the KING of Israel and his REDEEMER, The LORD of hosts: "I AM the First and I AM The Last; besides ME there is no god.

Isaiah 45:23-  By MYSELF I have sworn; from MY mouth has gone out in Righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To ME every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.

Isaiah 46:3,4- The house of Israel who have been borne by ME from before your birth, carried from the womb, even to your old age I AM HE, and to gray hairs  I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear, I will carry and I will save.

Isaiah 52:7-  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your GOD Reigns."

Isaiah 66:1-  Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is MY Throne, and the earth is MY footstool; what is the house that you would build for ME, and what is the place of MY rest?

Lamentations 3:37-  Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless The LORD has commanded it?

Micah 4:6,7,13-  In that day, declares The LORD, I will assemble the lame and gather those who have been driven away and those whom I have afflicted;  and the lame I will make the remnant, and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and The LORD will Reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and forevermore.  Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion, for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs bronze; you shall beat in pieces many peoples; and shall devote their gain to The LORD, their wealth to the LORD of the whole earth.

Malachi 1:14-  Cursed be the cheat who has a male in his flock, and vows it, and yet sacrifices to The LORD what is blemished. For I AM a great KING, says the LORD of hosts, and MY Name will be feared among the nations.

John 10:29-  MY FATHER, who has given them to ME, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of The FATHER’S Hand.

John 19:11-  JESUS answered him, "You would have no authority over ME at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore HE who delivered ME over to you has the greater sin."

Acts 7:49-  "'Heaven is MY Throne, and the earth is MY footstool. What kind of house will you build for ME, says The LORD, or what is the place of MY rest?

Romans 9:19-  You will say to me then, "Why does HE still find fault? For who can resist HIS will?"

Romans 11:36-  For from HIM and through HIM and to HIM are all things. To HIM be glory forever. Amen.

Ephesians 4:6-  one GOD and FATHER of all, who is over all and through all and in all

1 Timothy 6:13-16-  I charge you in the presence of GOD, who gives life to all things, and of CHRIST JESUS, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, which HE will display at the proper time--he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the KING of kings and LORD of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To HIM be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Hebrews 1:1-3-  Long ago, at many times and in many ways, GOD spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by HIS SON, whom HE appointed the heir of all things, through whom also HE created the world.  HE is the radiance of the Glory of GOD and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of HIS power. After making purification for sins, HE sat down at the Right Hand of the Majesty on High.

James 4:12-  There is only ONE lawgiver and judge, HE who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?


Revelation 4:11-  "Worthy are YOU, our LORD and GOD, to receive Glory and Honor and Power, for YOU created all things, and by YOUR will they existed and were created."

Revelation 19:6-  Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, "Hallelujah! For The LORD our GOD The ALMIGHTY Reigns.

     

    -Over Heaven-

2 Chronicles 20:6-  "O LORD, GOD of our fathers, are YOU not GOD in heaven? YOU rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In YOUR hand are Power and Might, so that none is able to withstand YOU.

      

    -Over Earth-

Exodus 9:29-  Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the LORD. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD's.

Joshua 3:11-  Behold, the Ark of The Covenant of the LORD of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan.

Psalm 24:1,10-  A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,  Who is this KING of Glory? The LORD of hosts, HE is the KING of Glory! Selah

Psalm 47:2,7-8-  For the LORD, the MOST HIGH, is to be feared, a Great KING over all the earth.  For GOD is the KING of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!   GOD Reigns over the nations; GOD sits on HIS Holy Throne.

Psalm 50:10-12-  For every beast of the forest is MINE, the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is MINE.  "If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are MINE.

Isaiah 54:5-  For your MAKER is your husband, The LORD of Hosts is HIS Name; and the Holy ONE of Israel is your Redeemer, The GOD of the whole earth HE is called.

Jeremiah 10:10-  But the LORD is the true GOD; HE is the living GOD and The Everlasting KING. At HIS wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure HIS indignation.

1 Corinthians 10:26-  For "the earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof."

    -Over Heaven And Earth-

Genesis 14:18-22-  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)  And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by GOD MOST HIGH, Possessor of heaven and earth;  and blessed be GOD MOST HIGH, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!" And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.  And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself."  But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted my hand to the LORD, GOD MOST HIGH, POSSESSOR of heaven and earth.

Genesis 24:3-  that I may make you swear by the LORD, The GOD of heaven and GOD of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,

Exodus 19:5-  Now therefore, if you will indeed obey MY voice and keep MY covenant, you shall be MY treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is MINE;

Deuteronomy 4:39-  Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that The LORD is GOD in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

Deuteronomy 10:14,17-  Behold, to the LORD your GOD belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.  For the LORD your GOD is GOD of gods and LORD of lords, the Great, the Mighty, and the Awesome GOD, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Joshua 2:11- And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your GOD, HE is GOD in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.

2 Kings 19:15-  And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: "O LORD, the GOD of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, YOU are The GOD, YOU alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; YOU have made heaven and earth.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12-  YOURS, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is YOURS. YOURS is the kingdom, O LORD, and YOU are exalted as HEAD above all.  Both riches and honor come from YOU, and YOU Rule over all. In YOUR hand are power and might, and in YOUR hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

Nehemiah 9:6-   "YOU are the LORD, YOU alone. YOU have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and YOU preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships YOU.

Psalm 89:11-  The heavens are YOURS; the earth also is YOURS; the world and all that is in it, YOU have founded them.

Psalm 135:5-6-  For I know that The LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.  Whatever The LORD pleases, HE does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.

Matthew 6:10-  YOUR kingdom come, YOUR will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 11:25-  At that time JESUS declared, "I thank you, FATHER, LORD of heaven and earth, that YOU have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Luke 10:21-  In that same hour HE rejoiced in the HOLY SPIRIT and said, "I thank you, FATHER, LORD of heaven and earth, that YOU have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, FATHER, for such was YOUR gracious will.

Acts 17:24-26-  The GOD who made the world and everything in it, being LORD of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since HE HIMSELF gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.  And HE made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place.

Revelation 11:4,13,17-  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before The LORD of the earth.  And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.  saying, "We give thanks to you, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.

          

    -Over The Spirits Of All Mankind-

Numbers 27:16-  Let the LORD, The GOD of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation.

Deuteronomy 32:39-  "'See now that I, even I, AM HE, and there is no god beside ME; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of MY hand.

Job 12:9-10,16-17-  Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?  In HIS hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.  With HIM are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are HIS.  HE leads counselors away stripped, and judges HE makes fools.

Psalm 22:28-29-  For kingship belongs to The LORD, and HE rules over the nations.  All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before HIM shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-  But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of GOD. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before HIM.

Isaiah 45:23-  By myself I have sworn; from MY mouth has gone out in Righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To ME every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.

Ezekiel 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.

Romans 14:11-  for it is written, "As I live, says The LORD, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to GOD."

            

    -In Human Affairs-

​Psalm 75:6-7-  For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is GOD who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.

Jeremiah 27:5-7-  It is I who by MY great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.  Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, MY servant, and I have given him also the beasts of the field to serve him.  All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes. Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.

Jeremiah 32:27-28-  Behold, I am The LORD, The GOD of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?  Therefore, thus says the LORD: Behold, I am giving this city into the hands of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall capture it.

Ezekiel 16:50-  They were haughty and did an abomination before ME. So I removed them, when I saw it.

Ezekiel 17:24-  And all the trees of the field shall know that I am The LORD; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am The LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it.

Daniel 2:20-21,47-  Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the Name of GOD forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might.  HE changes times and seasons; HE removes kings and sets up kings; HE gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; The king answered and said to Daniel, "Truly, your GOD is GOD of gods and LORD of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery."

Daniel 4:3,17,25-  How great are HIS signs, how mighty HIS wonders! HIS kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and HIS dominion endures from generation to generation.  The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the MOST HIGH rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom HE will and sets over it the lowliest of men.  That you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the MOST HIGH rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom HE will. 

Daniel 4:34-35,37-  At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;  all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, "What have you done?"  Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the KING of heaven, for all HIS works are right and HIS ways are just; and those who walk in pride HE is able to humble.


Daniel 5:18,26-28-  O king, the MOST HIGH GOD gave Nebuchadnezzar your father kingship and greatness and glory and majesty.  This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, GOD has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

             

    -Everlasting-

Exodus 15:18-  The LORD will Reign forever and ever."

Psalm 10:16-  The LORD is KING forever and ever; the nations perish from HIS land.

Psalm 29:10-  The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as KING forever.

Psalm 66:7-  who rules by HIS Might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations-- let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

Psalm 145:11-13-  They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man YOUR Mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of YOUR kingdom.  YOUR kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The LORD is faithful in all HIS words and kind in all his works.

Psalm 146:10-  The LORD will Reign forever, your GOD, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Lamentations 5:19-  But you, O LORD, Reign forever; YOUR throne endures to all generations.

Daniel 6:26-  I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before The GOD of Daniel, for HE is The Living GOD, enduring forever; HIS kingdom shall never be destroyed, and HIS dominion shall be to the end.