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Christ, Our "Governor"


"GOVERNOR" speaks greatly of Christ's authority. The word GOVERNOR in the context of this scripture verse reveals the great power and authority given by the Father, to man's Redeemer ... Jesus Christ. Let's take a look ...

GOVERNOR, according to the Strong's Concordance means: to go before, to be a leader, the leader in speech, chief spokesman, to have authority over, to command, have rule over, a prince, one of regal power, controlling in counsel, overseers or leaders of the churches.

We can look at every one of these descpritions, and see the greatest "GOVERNOR" there ever was, or ever will be, (Jesus Christ), and recognize each of these attributes within the realm of His word.

Jesus goes before us, and leads us, His sheep: And he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice (John 10:3b-4 KJV).

Jesus is chief spokesman ... the leader in speech: But he answered and said, It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4 KJV).  And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God (Revelation 19:13 KJV).

Because Jesus is the Word we are to live by ... (His name being "The Word of God") ... this places Jesus in the authority of chief spokesman, or leader in speech, as it is by His Word we are to live, His Word being the only acceptable speech unto God.

Jesus is Prince: 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 (Isaiah 9:6 KJV). Notice in this verse, the many names Jesus has been given?

Jesus has authority over, to command, to rule: For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man (John 5:27 KJV). And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes (Mark 1:22 KJV). And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word [is] this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out (Luke 4:36 KJV).

These scripture verses plainly tell us that Jesus was given the authority to execute judgment, to command unclean (demonic) spirits to depart, and to teach (yes, even those who were leaders in authority), thus He was (and is) empowered to act as GOVERNOR of the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is Overseer of the Churches: These verses are speaking of the authority given by God, to Jesus, as Head over all things to the church: And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all (Ephesians 1:22-23 KJV).

I would also encourage you to read "Revelation, Chapters 2 & 3", in order to perceive Jesus Christ as the GOVERNOR, and/or Overseer of His Church. Both of these chapters are God's direction and guidance (a warning, if you will) to His church, on how we are to live.  Truly it is clear, the name "GOVERNOR", belongs to Jesus.

Father, bless each reader today, and may each one of us see Jesus in a way, perhaps we have not yet seen Him, as the very One in authority, in power, as the One You have called GOVERNOR. Thank You Father, Amen. Be richly blessed by His presence today ... Marcia.