Who’s in charge?
I know many of you are worried about not having a roof over your heads, jobs and fear of what lies ahead and those who rule over us. When we read Romans Chapter 13 we find that God is the only one who puts rulers in power.
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. Romans 13:1 NLT.
When we read God’s word we see how Kings and Rulers are subject to His will. Babylon was one of the world’s wonders; its “Hanging Gardens” must have been a sight to be seen! Jehoiachin King of Judah did much evil in the Lord’s sight as did his Father before him. As a result God sent Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon and his armies against Jehoiachin and conquered him. He, his wife, family and the treasures of the temple were carried off to Babylon.
As the LORD had declared, Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD 2-Kings 24:13 NLT.
King Nebuchadnezzar took all of Jerusalem captive, including all the commanders and the best of the soldiers, craftsmen, and artisans–10,000 in all. Only the poorest people were left in the land.
Note: he left the poorest people in the land! Jesus said; “Blessed are the poor, theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven”.
Surely you wouldn’t do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked. Why, you would be treating the righteous and the wicked exactly the same! Surely you wouldn’t do that! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?” Genesis 18:25 NLT.
This great King Nebuchadnezzar whom God had raised up to carry out his justice upon his people the Jews. I see it that the Lord kept his people and the treasure of the Temple safe in Babylon. (One day God would send them back to the Land he promised them through Abraham) King Nebuchadnezzar while looking over his great Kingdom said; “This all came about by my own hand”. (Paraphrased) God wasn’t pleased with this and his punishment was that he would become as an animal eating grass on all fours.
You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.” Daniel 4:32 NIV.
He was driven from human society. He was given the mind of a wild animal, and he lived among the wild donkeys. He ate grass like a cow, and he was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he learned that the Most High God rules over the kingdoms of the world and appoints anyone he desires to rule over them. Daniel 5:21 NLT. When the Lord restored Nebuchadnezzar to his right mind he praised God declaring him ruler over the whole world. Who can resist his will? NO ONE!
I believe my point is made! As a Christian I believe it is the Lord who allows Kings, Rulers and Presidents to come to power and he can turn their hearts any way he wills!
For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh, “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.” Romans 9:17 NLT.
Rulers are not to be feared unless you are doing wrong, when they do wrong they have God to fear, the Bible proves this.
So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. Romans 13:2 NLT.
What do you think the Lord sees in our Nation today? Does He approve of the 20 million abortions and the rejection of the rule of Law? All human life from conception is from God and they are created in his own image and likeness! Read what God has said in regards to those who commit murder.
If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image. Genesis 9:6 NLT.
Note: Execution for this crime is not murder; it is “Killing” which God allows. Murder as said in the Commandments is a sin against God. Jesus said that Satan was a murderer from the beginning and the Father of lies, God hates both by the way!
The Lord says to whom much is given, much is required. No King, Ruler or President is above God’s rule, those who do good are blessed, those who do evil are judged by him, he gives them time to repent, if they do not he removes them. We know through History the things that have happened to unjust and immoral rulers, none are out of God’s righteous judgment. As he said to our Lord Jesus; “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool”. Any unjust King, Ruler or President is God’s enemy according to his word, he does not tolerate Lawlessness for long!
I want to encourage all not to lose heart, God is in charge! Remember when God poured out his judgments upon Egypt, his people were in the land of Goshen and not affected. Believers today are under his protection and care; we all are in our own “Land Of Goshen” so to speak.
It is my hope and prayer that all who read this will be comforted and uplifted, cast all your cares upon Jesus for he cares for you. Be not dismayed, the Lord God Reigns. For those in the faith he causes all things to work for good!
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Psalm 37:25 NIV.
We continue to pray for all those poor people who are suffering as a result of that horrible storm, Lord help them quickly in their needs.