THE SOVEREIGN CHRIST: Reflections on John 1:1-18
Joseph D. McPherson


To all who have a vital and living faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, great comfort may be taken in the fact that from the very beginning He, the Logos or Christ, has governed the universe. From the beginning He has regulated His Church. Yes, we read of an Old Testament Church as well as that of the present dispensation. When Stephen was giving answer to his accusers in Acts 7:37-38, he refers to Moses who "said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he," continues Stephen, "that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the Mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us."

We can be assured therefore that from the beginning, the Logos or Christ has been governing the universe. From the beginning the Logos or Christ has been regulating His Church. From the beginning the Logos or Christ spoke by His prophets. And He often appeared as the angel or messenger of Jehovah to the patriarchs. We may be tempted to think that the universe, or our nation is out of control politically. We may be tempted to believe that the Church in our day is without divine regulation. However, let us take heart and know that the incarnate Christ is yet in control of it all. We only have to make sure while serving Him in His Church that we live and operate according to His revealed plan and will. He is sure to govern and regulate aright. He is even pleased to use us in it. Let us be encouraged while in the work of the Master who is the incarnate and eternal Christ. He and those who abide in Him shall prevail at last.



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