Another theme that emerged as I looked up verses that used the word “heaven” was that God is the “Possessor of Heaven and Earth.” He created heaven and earth, as I wrote earlier, and He rules over heaven and earth with absolute power.
Genesis 14:19 is the first reference to God as “possessor of heaven and earth.”
19And he [Melchizedek] blessed him and said,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
20and blessed be God Most High,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”
Deuteronomy 10:14 says, “Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.”
Similarly, Nehemiah 9:6 says, “You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host,the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
Jesus Christ addresses God as the Lord of heaven and earth in Matthew 11:25:
At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children
Paul acknowledges God’s sovereignty with the same title during his sermon recorded in Acts 17 (v. 24 is quoted here): The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man.”