The Berean Expositor
Volume 20 - Page 77 of 195
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Isa. 26: 14 is written as the partial explanation of a great theme, viz., the question of
"O Lord our God, other lords beside Thee have had dominion over us: but by Thee
only will we make mention of Thy name" (Isa. 26: 13).
At the creation of Adam dominion was given to him. This he lost, but it is to be
restored in Christ:--
"For unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whether we
speak . . . . . Thou madest Him for a little lower than the angels . . . . . we see Jesus, Who
was made for a little lower than the angels . . . . . the children are partakers of flesh and
blood . . . . . He laid not hold on angels" (Heb. 2: 5-16).
It is the character of the present age that evil triumphs and truth suffers. Cain slew his
brother, built a city, and Nimrod his successor assumed dominion over the earth. This
principle is true to the end, for Babylon at the close is spoken of as having dominion over
the earth. The true seed remain in subjection now, but they shall reign and rule, when
these "other lords" shall be no more. The purpose of the ages shall be accomplished in
spite of all the opposition of the wicked one, and in spite of the fall and failure of Adam
and his sons. Blessed be God for Him Who is the "last Adam". He must reign, till He
hath put all enemies under His feet.