When Abram is blessed by Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God, Melchizedek describes God as the “possessor of heaven and earth” Although, this phrase appears only twice in the King James version of the Bible, once as aforementioned and secondly in the same chapter, when Abram is describing to the king of Sodom, the most high God, it significance cannot be understated by any means.
The possessor of heaven and earth means that everything in heaven and earth belongs to God. In fact, this is further substantiated in the account where Moses, writes that the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s and the earth also with all that is therein (Deuteronomy 10:14). Additionally, the psalmist declares that the world and its fulness thereof is the LORDs (Psalm 50:12).
Points to ponder:
Everything belongs to God, for he is the possessor of heaven and earth. The question that remains then to be answered is “Do you?” When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we become God’s belonging as part of his family, adopted into it. Do you belong to God? And if you do belong to God, does God possess you completely, meaning that he is in total control of your life?
Genesis 14:19 (KJV)
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: