Christ the king of nature
I’m writing this while it’s raining. Rains are a creation of God. God created the world as it is through his Word. What a great work indeed!
Psalm 77:12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.
We know that Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. God made nature when he spoke in his Holy Spirit through his Son Jesus. God is the ruler of all heaven and earth. This also makes Jesus the King of creation and therefore he is the king of nature.
The enemy tries to hide this work of Christ. How? He gets people in interested in worthless movies, music, painting etc. He prevents them from looking at the blue sky, great seas and lakes, the fishes, birds and animals.
I believe that God is an artist and he is the greatest there is. Artists make master pieces out of canvas, paper, wood and nowadays through computer apps. However, all in all God is the greatest artist for he made things out of nothing. He just spoke them into existence.
The reason why the enemy doesn’t want to understand nature is that he doesn’t want us to learn the greatness of God from it as God intended it.
But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
No wonder the enemy tries to keep the marvelous work of God hidden through the vanities of life and even tries to destroy it. He does it through greedy and uncaring people who pollute nature for some bits of money. God save us from them all! Amen.
God delights in his creation – nature.
Watch through the telescope and see the stars at night, millions of them. Each of them personally named by God himself.
Watch the mighty comets that remind us of awesome strength of God. Note how the Sun and Moon are so very obedient to his will. They don’t need a recharge like our mobiles do. God made them function without a battery.
Look at the seas and oceans. Great, vast and blue. Just imagine how the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2) was hovering over the surface of the waters.
God loves his creation which is nature. Birds of the air, fish of the sea give him the praise and no other. Even a donkey spoke up for God when no human would listen (Numbers 22:28).
The thunder reminds me of his mighty voice. The lightning reminds of his great light. The small still wind reminds me of his steadfast goodness.
God still commands nature even after the rebellion.
Many people believe that after the fall of man, nature got subject to the enemy. However, I still believe that God is in control of nature. God spoke and the ravens fed Elijah (1 Kings 17:2-6). And Jesus the son of God did a great wonder, he rebuked the stormy winds and water and these listened to him and calmed down (Luke 9:22-25).
Nature always belongs to Christ and will be rescued by him. Christ like his Father God most high not only loves humans, he loves all of his creation. He cares for your pet cat, parrots etc and also for your plants and trees. Do pray for your pets and trees!
Animals were saved from the flood and afterwards made a part of the covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:9-10). Genesis 9, After the flood, it was told “I will make a covenant with you and with all living creatures.” This was the Old testament.
The New testament’s even more pronounced on this. In his plan for salvation of man he also chose to liberate nature for man. I feel its partly because when He created man he intended him to be in nature and tend to it as a steward of his creation.
Romans 8:19-23 says, The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
A lesson to learn from the above verses is that like how nature is so eager for Jesus to come again to rescue it, so must we be eager for him to come to save us from the decadence of his world.
We are in the fallen world but not of the fallen world. Rather we are part of the redeemed world of whom Christ is the only King and not any other, not even evolution. Bless nature through which God blesses you. How does nature bless you?, anyone might ask. “Where do you get your oxygen from?” is my answer to this.
I’m just adding a small prayer that I suggest that you could use to pray for your pets/plants.
Prayers for pets and plants.
O Lord Jesus bless my plant/pet N* (N* name of animal, i.e ..Jimmy..avoid saying dog/plant/fish..say the name)
Show forth your mercy like in the days of old
when you saved Noah and also the animals and plants.
Bring your healing touch to them.
Let your angels protect them.
God our Father, bless them through your Son Jesus,
that they too be set free from all troubles and sickness.
I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen and Amen.