God’s Unlimited Dominion (1)
The deliverance of Daniel brought a great discovery to Darius, the king. He saw God as the living God, having personality, love, heart of compassion, power, kingdom, majesty and glory. The great God is not just a great, mighty force; He is the living God. He is not an impersonal powerful substance or entity like electricity or thunder; He is the living God. And He is not like man, living and growing from infancy to manhood; He is the unchanging God. It touched the spirit of Darius that there is a Being, the living God, who could accomplish such great, supernatural act, uncommon to man since the beginning of the world. He could not resist the urge to proclaim and publish the knowledge and revelation of the living God to all people, nations and languages on the earth.”
The God of heaven is the living God. He is the Fountain of life, the Giver of life. All living creatures derive their lives from Him. We all depend on Him, but He is independent, immutable infinite and eternal. “He liveth for ever.” His existence is from everlasting to everlasting. He is without beginning and without end. How mysterious! “Seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things, in Him we live, and move, and have our being,” Acts 17: 25, 28. God hath life in Himself (John 5: 26). Here Christ affirms that God is the source of all life, as He is the living God.
The living God is the eternal King, who had been alive before time began and who will continue to live when time shall be no more. He is immortal and incorruptible in His essence. He is permanent, unchangeable and eternal. He is revealed as Almighty, eternal and supreme, He is the true God, the living God, the holy God, the righteous God, the merciful God, the faithful God, the mighty God, the eternal God. He is the God of heaven, the God of the whole earth, God of the spirits of all flesh, the “God of truth and without iniquity, just and right.”
The Lord, God of knowledge, the God of glory, God of truth, the God of all flesh, the God of peace, the God of all grace, the God of patience and consolation, the God of our salvation. He is omnipresent: “Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the Lord,” Jeremiah 23: 24. He is omniscient: “All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do,” Hebrews 4: 13.
He is the Owner of all things: “Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens Is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is,” Deuteronomy 10: 14. He is a God of unspotted and perfect purity: “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not Look on iniquity,” Habakkuk 1: 13. He is a God of infinite wisdom: “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!” Romans11: 33. He is good and merciful: “God, who is rich in mercy, For His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)” (Ephesians 2: 4,5.
Further Reading (King James Version): Daniel 6: 25-27; Deuteronomy 32:39,40; Jeremiah 10: 10; Daniel 4: 34; Isaiah 40: 28; Acts 14:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 1: 9, 10; 1 Timothy 4: 10; Psalm 90: 2; Revelation 4: 9-11; 10: 5, 6; 1 Timothy 1: 17.