Some things just don’t seem logical. For example, many can’t/don’t understand why the president won’t accept that ISIS is who they say they are. In this case it is best to simply take them at their word.
Let’s review several Biblical facts which will shed light on some seemingly unexplainable events.
Firstly our president was divinely appointed to his position just as sure as Israel’s King Saul.
“For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” Romans 13:1
God revealed that truth to the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar nearly 700 years before Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome.
Recall Nebuchadnezzar had attributed his position and power to his own effort and greatness. God was about to humble him and bring him down to reality.
“They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen…and seven times (years) shall pass over you…” Daniel 4:25
The reason for this humbling experience had just been explained to Nebuchadnezzar in a dream.
“…in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest (basest) of men.” Daniel 4:17
Now approximately 2,500 years later the end of the ‘church’ age is at hand and many events are beginning to take place that defy human reason.
For example, it defies reason that Iran, a nation that openly declares that their goal is to destroy Israel, would be pursued as a coalition partner by our president.
The Bible reveals that Iran (Persia), along with cohorts from Turkey and North Africa, will attack Israel near the end of the tribulation. But it needs to be understood that God Himself is in complete control of the entire situation.
“I will turn you (armies from Turkey) around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army…all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them…” Ezekiel 38:4-5
God’s sovereignty over the nations will also be revealed during the future battle against Jerusalem.
“Behold, the day of the LORD is coming…for I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem…then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations…” Zechariah 14:1-3
At the mid point of the tribulation God will do things that will once again defy logic for those who would try to ‘reason’ His actions.
The following describes God’s sovereignty over the satanically empowered anti-Christ. It is clear that any power exercised by any of God’s creations is granted power.
“And he (anti-Christ) was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.” Revelation 13:5
God will ‘give’ power to the enemy to perform His will predetermined before the foundation of the world. Notice the exact time limit of this granted power, i.e. exactly three and one-half years.
“It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8
The power to make war against God’s own people and to temporarily win that war is totally by the permissiveness of God Almighty.
During the tribulation the two distinct categories of mankind are once again delineated, i.e. those who will accept the mark of the beast and worship him and those whose names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
However, just because one’s name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life doesn’t mean they won’t be martyred.
“Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast… And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4
“If anyone has an ear, let him hear.” Revelation 13:9
Perhaps it’s time to read the leaves on the fig tree.
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