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Who Is Controlling the World Today?

Psalms 22:28
For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.

Colossians 1:16-17
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all.

I want to begin by asking a profound question. Who is controlling and regulating the world today’¦God or the Devil or human beings?

God must either rule or be ruled; sway or be swayed; accomplish His own will or be thwarted by his creation.

Who is governing this world of ours?

God rules or He is ruled. Either God has His way or people have their way.

Should you believe anything else other than that God is in control then you have no security or certainty in this life.

To do full justice to this question and subject would take a book or many books to discuss. I will not go there. My columns are a discussion of my personal beliefs and concepts for the Word of God to my life in this world today. It is my journey of following Jesus and sharing what He has and is teaching me about Himself.

One of the most fundamental beliefs of my life is that “God is in control’. That is what sets me free to go anywhere He leads and live in freedom and joy in a world gone mad. I do not trust in the wisdom of people but in the Truths of God revealed in His Word’¦ the Holy Bible.

In this word of almost total insecurity there is a message almost lost among many people. The concept that somehow we as humans are in control and making a mess of things is common. Many have reduced God to some sideline coach or co-pilot. We feel that the entire world of problems from our health to world wars rests on our own shoulders. The Kingdoms of God is viewed as something to come and not as a Kingdom already here and operating.

All I know is that as I study the Bible I see clearly that nothing is a surprise to God. God knows all things and rules over all people and kingdoms and nations and the heavenly hosts. He rises up people and nations and casts them down. Hundreds of times in the Old Testament of the Bible God is referred to as “The Lord of Hosts’! Host means multitude and it means that God is Lord or Ruler over all the earth and the heavens! Lord over all beings on earth or in the heavens, over humans and angels and any other beings He created.

This Glorious and Mighty and All powerful God is ‘In Charge’! He is ruling over all the heavens and earth and over all beings seen or unseen. God loves you and me and cares for us. He is at work in the world through His witnesses and His church.

Just consider the many prophesies in the Holy Bible that have been fulfilled. All because God knows and is in charge and brings to pass His will and way.
I want you to relax and worship God and follow Jesus and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. Go into the world in the sure knowledge that Jesus “Is’ with you. Fear not! Not one bird falls to the ground without the knowledge of God. Trust the Lord in all things. Even in the things you do not understand. Praise God He understands all and knows the reasons ‘why’.

In this confusing and uncertain world you can be sure and certain in Jesus Christ our Lord and in knowing that God is ruling and reigning over all the earth. Glory! Glory! Glory!

Please read and ponder the following scriptures and do your own Bible study on the subject.

One tip:
Start your Bible study trying to see things from God’s perspective down to the world, people and events. Don’t start from events in your life and the world and then work your way up to God. The wisdom of man is not equal to the ways of God.

All of the following scripture is in the Holy Bible in the book listed above the passage.

Ephesians 1:11
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

Isaiah 55:8-12
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
“For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

1 Timothy 6:15
He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords,

Psalms 115:3
But our God is in heaven; he does whatever He pleases.

Psalms 22:28
For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.

Psalms 24:1
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Revelation 4:11
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

Psalms 135:6
Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.

Psalms 103:19
The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

Hebrews 1:1-3
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Isaiah 46:9-10
Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’

Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?”
“Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever.

Acts 15:18
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Ephesians 3:11
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Acts 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being.

1 Peter 3:21-22
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

Colossians 1:16-17
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

All Glory to God,
Have a blessed life in the knowledge that you are safe in the Hands of God no matter what!

Pilgrim followers of Jesus,

Arthur and Denise Blessitt

Luke 18:1