Temple Baptist Church - 5-17-2009
2 Samuel 22:4
A. We have seen that the Lord is worthy of or praise because of His excellent name, His wondrous works, His exceeding power, His matchless grace, infinite wisdom, and wonderful Word. His name is truly wonderful, His works marvelous, His power beyond our imagination, His grace is truly matchless, His wisdom past finding out, and His Word both perfect and eternal.
B. Tonight I want to look at another aspect of the worthiness of our praise for the Lord. The Majesty of God! One song writer wrote these words, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!”
MAJESTY - The greatness and dignity of a sovereign. The sovereignty and power of God. Supreme authority or power. A royal personage. Royal dignity of bearing or aspect; grandeur. Stately splendor; magnificence, as of style or character.
C. When I think of “Majesty,” I think of royalty, power, wealth, and social status. Not long ago, there was some controversy because Michele Obama “touched” the Queen of England. Queen Elizabeth has been the reigning monarch of England for many years and is both loved and respected throughout the world.
D. There is One to whom she will bow and confess that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father. The Bible declares that God is not only above but “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.”
E. As Dr. S.M. Lockridge put it, “He is indescribable!” So, forgive me tonight for my finite mind, limited vocabulary, and sinful personage cannot explain or describe His majesty!
Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Psalms 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Psalms 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
1. The Majesty of God’s Sovereignty - 1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Philippians 2:10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
a. The Angels Worship - Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
b. The Devils Worship - Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
c. The Saved Worship - Revelation 7:9-10 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
d. The Creatures Worship - Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
2. The Majesty of God’s Authority - Job 37:22-23 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
a. Nature Is Subject To Him - Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
b. Devils Are Subject To Him - Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
c. Governments Are Subject To Him - Ephesians 1:20-21 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
3. The Majesty of God’s Glory - Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
a. Incomprehensible Glory – Exodus 33:18-20 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
b. Incomparable Glory - Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
c. Unapproachable Glory - 1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
4. The Majesty Of God’s Power - Psalms 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
a. Power To Shake – Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
b. Power To Save – Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Psalms 21:5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
c. Power To Supply – Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Jude 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.