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Is God In Control Of The World?

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Is God In Control Of The World?

Is God In Control Of The World?

Is God In Control Of The World?

Name: Rochelle
Question: Is God in Control of the world at this time? And if so please give documentation.

Answer: God is always in control.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

God Controls Our Leaders

Daniel 2:21
21 “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”

We are talking about God, the ultimate power who is always in control.

Romans 13:1 tells us, “there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God“. Even the rulers of the earth have been put into their positions by our Father, (Psalms 75:7). They all serve a purpose which essentially is the fulfillment of our Father’s Grand Plan.

While God is in control, Satan is the god of this world and “the whole world lieth in wickedness(2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 5:19, Ephesians 2:2).

God Controls Satan

God allows Satan, and the synagogue of Satan to fulfill the negative aspects in our Father’s plan.

However, Satan and his children are only allowed to go so far, they do not have absolute control over the earth as God does.

A great example of this can be found in the book of Job. Let us turn there for a moment.

Job 1:8-10
8 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

9 “Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”

10 “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”

Satan is saying to our Father, sure Job is a great man, because you are protecting him from me.

Job 1:12
12 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

Notice, God has the power, God is in control, but He turned it over to Satan.

He allowed Satan to have a little control, but our Father drew a line in the sand. God told Satan not to place his hand on Job, meaning Satan was not allowed to kill Job. Documenting, Satan can only accomplish what our Father will allow.

If we understand our God controls the leaders of our world including Satan, ‘whom shall we fear‘, (Psalms 27:1)?

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  1. Dang solid answer. Thanks for clarifying

  2. A good read as always! I check your website daily to see any new studies or questions. It is awesome. Anyway i had a question of my own concerning the subject of God ordaining kings.

    (Hosea 8:4)
    They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

    Does this verse mean that not every single leader is set up by God?

    • Great to hear Kevin.

      I think Romans 13:1 really solidifies our answer here. However, as pointed out in the linked study, “I cannot stress enough, this verse does not mean our Father approves of the leaders. They are not “His leaders”.” We discussed this a bit in our Current Event titled, The Destruction Of Our Nation And The Ballot Box.

      When we read Hosea 8:4, “they have set up kings, but not by me”. God is simply saying, they are not His choice.

      If you remember back in the book of Kings, God was the King, but man decided they wanted a man on earth to be their king. Reluctantly God granted them their request and gave them their first king, and what a mistake it was for the people.

      When you read Hosea 8:4, make sure you begin with verse 1. God says, “Israel shall cry unto Me”. When Israel went astray, all throughout the Bible God would send an enemy their way.

      Who placed the enemy in power to chastise God’s children?

      God did.

      Read Daniel 5, God gave Nebuchadnezzar a kingdom, his son Belshazzar inherited it and God took it away as Belshazzar did not acknowledge that God gave it to him. We find this time after time, but the reason for the wicked leaders was to teach God’s people a lesson, not to mention teach the people there is a God.

      When we go astray and lose sight of God as a people and nation, God is going to allow bad leaders to rise to bring us back inline, but that does not mean God likes or approves of them in any way, shape or form.

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