Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 10th, 2019
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
Psalm 145:13 (NIV)
An Enduring Dominion
Dominion was the title given to the semi-independent nations under the British Crown that constituted the British Empire, beginning with Canadian Confederation in 1867. “Dominion status” was used constitutionally to signify an independent Commonwealth realm, and has included Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, South Africa and the Irish Free State. From the late 1940s India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) also held Dominion status. The Balfour Declaration of 1926 recognized the Dominions as “autonomous Communities within the British Empire”, and the 1931 The Statute of Westminster confirmed their full legislative independence. The term “Dominion” is still contained in the Canadian Constitution and is used several times in that document.
As you look back over history, there are countless kingdoms that no longer exist. For example, if you look at a map of Europe before the First World War, it is hardly recognizable. The kingdoms that ruled the world a hundred years ago are largely gone and those that were powerful millennia ago are not even remembered except by historians. There is one Kingdom, however, that is eternal. Psalm 145:13 says, “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” The immutable God is ruler of an unchanging kingdom. No human being or human kingdom can thwart the reign of rule of God, who is all-powerful and eternal. What a blessing it is to be a member of the eternal Kingdom of God by faith in Jesus Christ. No matter what happens among the nations of the world, our world will never be rocked to the point of despair. Our God reigns eternal.
These have been words from the heart.