There are many ‘absolutes’ in this chaotic world, but are hidden from the ‘world.’ The ‘world’ can be defined as those who reject God and His plan of redemption revealed in His Son Jesus Christ.
God is absolutely sovereign in the affairs of men and nations. God’s plan for His chosen is right on schedule and the efforts of the enemy to distract from this plan is less than futile. God’s immutable time table for dealing with man’s arrogance is quickly approaching. That time is known as Daniel’s 70th‘week.’
During that 7 year period the majority of those living on the earth will be utterly destroyed. The world is totally oblivious to what is happening, and why.
Jesus expounded on some of the events that would occur prior to the 70th week.
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these thing must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:6-8
The meaning of ‘sorrows’ relates to birth pangs, i.e. once they begin they increase in intensity until the birth takes place.
Everyone can determine for themselves if there is enmity between nations, or if there are famines, pestilences, and earthquakes occurring over the face of the earth.
And then Jesus added:
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12
‘Lawlessness’ refers to transgressing God’s laws. An appropriate synonym would be ‘evil.’ One only has to review recent Supreme Court rulings, legislative actions, and executive orders to see if America as a nation has become ‘lawless.’
It has been estimated that approximately 70% of Americans believe that our nation is headed in the wrong direction.
The naïve may believe the future president can and will make things better. In other words, the majority are placing their trust in ‘man’ instead of the One who made ‘man.’ Of course the use of the term ‘man’ is not gender specific, but rather refers to God’s created being, i.e. mankind.
America’s future president is in the hands of the Almighty to perform His will and execute His plan devised from the foundation of the world. God uses both those that love Him and those who reject Him and His Son in fulfilling His plan, both for Israel and the saved from all nations.
Those who reject God and His plan do not understand, nor can they comprehend, His sovereignty which orchestrates all events.
If Nebuchadnezzar understood God’s sovereignty, why can’t those in this present age? After Nebuchadnezzar fulfilled the 7 years of grazing as a beast of the field for his arrogance, he spoke thusly:
“All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘What have you done?’”
Some will ask, “If God is sovereign and omnipotent, why does He appoint evil leaders to rule over nations who hate Israel and America?”
Paul addressed that issue in his letter to the Christians in Rome.
“What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory…” Romans 9:22-23
The ‘vessels of wrath prepared for destruction’ are those who have willfully rejected their Creator. Even though they deserve immediate destruction, God uses them to make His glory known to those ‘which He had prepared beforehand for glory.’
Significantly, man chooses his own destruction, while God’s chosen were granted mercy before the foundation of the world. God uses those prepared for destruction to demonstrate His glory to His chosen.
So then, are we in this chaotic political season giving credence to God and His sovereignty, or are we depending on those who are contending with Him?
Much more in Walt’s latest book entitled: God’s Plan for His Chosen: the Cost and the Conflict