God views and directs the governments of men
The earth is approximately 25,000 miles in circumference. A Boeing 747 can fly this distance in about 50 hours. The speed of light is much faster than this. Light can encircle the earth, seven times in one second. Light can travel to the sun in eight minutes, a distance of ninety-three million miles. The sun is only a small star, yet its power output is the continuous equivalent of 100 billion, one-megaton hydrogen bombs per second. At this rate, it will burn to an ash in about five billion years. After the sun, the next closest star is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.3 light years away. This means that light takes 4.3 years to travel there, a distance of about 25 thousand billion miles. There is another nearby star called Antares, that is very large. Antares is only 400 light years away and has a diameter of 300 million miles. The distance from the sun to the earth is only one-third the diameter of Antares.
Earth is part of the Milky Way galaxy, which contains hundreds of billions of stars, all gravitationally interacting and orbiting about a common center. At the speed of light it would take 100,000 years to travel across the diameter of this single galaxy. Andromeda is the next closest galaxy. At the speed of light, it would take 2.2 million years to go there. Within the visible universe there are several hundred million individual galaxies. Of all the religions in existence, only Yahweh, the God of Christianity, claims to have created the heavens and the earth. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. There is no power in existence, save the power of Yahweh. The heavens declare the glory of God. He does not experience degrees of difficulty. He is the master of the universe, and sovereign owner of all that dwell within it. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
By his own power and without any assistance, God made the heavens, the earth, you, and your problems. Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens. His power does not respond to things, it causes them. His wisdom is in motion before any creature is even aware of his presence. For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power, making it active, operative, energizing and effective. Hebrews 4:12 (Amplified). He is not passive, but rather proactive, energizing all things according to his own design. Our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Having first created all things, God is now the sovereign ruler of his creation. As creator and monarch, his power is pervasive to the uttermost. Every physical and spiritual thing is conformed to his will. The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. As they turn in their orbits, the celestial bodies respond to his whim. Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Just as the stars bow to his wish, so also the terrestrial realm and its creatures are employed by the power of God. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. While God appoints ministers to work under his direction, yet all their power is derived from him. He has no enemies, and even the appearance of any adversarial relationship dissolves upon closer inspection. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
From this vantage, God views and directs the governments of men. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. The power of God is enthralled with man, and ever delights to stir his affairs. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers. Every facet of human existence is the result of God’s exacting specifications. He made also of one, every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, marking out fitting opportunities, and the bounds of their dwelling place. Acts 17:26 (Emphasized).
The human governments of earth are established and ruled by God’s sovereign direction. Nothing happens in any government, that has not been energized by the ruler of the universe. To the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. If your government is perverted, this also is God’s work. I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. The activities of governments reveal the mind of the Lord, and those who take the time to look, will discern his secret doings. The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Within these governments, the power of God is absolute over the affairs of individual men. The LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. The purpose of God pierces every man, guiding and directing every life. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Nothing escapes God’s power or occurs by itself. The decision is wholly of the Lord. Even the events that seem accidental, are really ordered by Him. Proverbs 16:33 (Amplified).
God provides all that is required for every person, in accordance with his plan for them. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Every action of man, every word, every thought, God has arranged and empowered to fulfill his design. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
You cannot remove yourself from the grasp and sway of God’s power, neither can you escape his presence. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. The personal power of God lingers everywhere and hovers over the tiniest things with infinite care. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. Every secret fiber of your being is the familiar workshop of God. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
God is not only the answer to your problems, he is also the cause. He has placed you in the world, and in secret he indwells every action of every event that occurs around you. I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. Whether singing his praises or actively engaged in your worst failure, God was there, numbering your hairs. The very hairs of your head are all numbered. From thunders to whispers, the power of God is awesome and unlimited – it accomplishes all things – for there is no other. It extends to the stars, the angels, and the affairs of men. And within his grasp you draw your next breath. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; for we are also his offspring.
It is imperative to know that everything that goes on in the earth today is noticed by the Lord and there shall be an accounting for actions by those who are in positions of leadership. And this accounting will be conducted and judgment rendered by the One True Adjudicator and the hearing shall go much like the following:
A Psalm of Asaph.
82 God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2 “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
7 nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”