The Bible says, “ But You are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].” (Psalm 22:3, TAB)
Who is the “You” referred to in this verse? What is the nature of this “You”? The “You” can be many things to different people but today we want to unveil Him as the Ancient of Days.
“ I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.” (Daniel 7:21-22, NKJV)
It is when the Ancient of Days has not shown up that “the same horn” prevails but when He shows up judgment is given in your favour. It is time for you to possess the kingdom. What is that same horn in your destiny? The presence of the Ancient of Days will destroy the “horn” in the mighty name of Jesus.
The Ancient of Days has been before anything or anyone came into existence. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8, KJV)
The Ancient of Days is:
- Purposeful: The purpose of God is very important to Him. Rebecca conceived two sons and right in the womb without either of them sinning, He said the elder shall serve the younger. To Pharaoh He said for this purpose He has raised him up. “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” (Ephesians 1:11, KJV)
Everything and everyone in this world is fulfilling a purpose. A question that must constantly ring in our minds is, what kind of purpose are my fulfilling in His divine plan?
“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;” (Acts 26:16, KJV)
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, KJV)
“The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:” (Isaiah 14:24, KJV)
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8, KJV)
- Powerful: There is no one like Him. He has the power to do and undo to make and unmake. He boasted at a time and said, “See, I am the only God. There are no others. I kill, and I make alive. I wound, and I heal, and no one can rescue you from my power.” (Deuteronomy 32:39, GWT)
Other words not explicitly mentioned in the passage but subtly implied are Patience, Perseverance and Purity that the Sovereign God expects from His elect.
Even going further in the Bible, there are a whole lot of other verses of the scripture that points to His sovereignty and they are:
“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.” (Proverbs 21:31, TAB)
“No king is saved by the great size and power of his army; a mighty man is not delivered by [his] much strength.” (Psalm 33:16, TAB)
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God [all the while] was making it grow and [He] gave the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:6, TAB)
“When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” (Exodus 13:16, NLT)
All these passages goes to show that in everything that a man achieves, plan to achieve and will achieve God has a supreme role to play. In fact putting Him first guarantees His participation. He should not be an afterthought. He should be the epicenter not the epilogue.
Irrespective of our glorious plan, the ultimate decision maker that determines the outcome is the Sovereign God.
- Promise Keeper: When you look back at the life of Abraham, the promise spoken of took years before the promise eventually became flesh. It was the promise that propelled him to leave Haran. The promise remained a word for years. It even led him to take some decisions that was somehow unsightly but the Bible says,
“The Lord came to help Sarah and did for her what he had promised. So she became pregnant, and at the exact time God had promised she gave birth to a son for Abraham at his old age.” (Genesis 21:1-2, GWT)
The promise of God could seem immediate for some, seemingly delayed for some, extremely prolonged for others but one thing that is definite is , He will fulfill His promise except if He has not said it. In His sovereignty, a promise that seems to be delayed or prolonged can get to a cross road called a turning point and now collide with an action word called suddenly which will then transform into a chain of other reactions.