Is God In Control Of The World?
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
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.
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.
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)?