JD: I want to take a look at what we know from the Bible about how God establishes and then works through human government to carry out His plan. So what do we know from the Old Testament David?
DJ: As a general principal one of the most important things we need to keep in mind is that God is sovereign and fully in control and He has a plan and purpose whether or not we are able to figure out what those things are ahead of time. The Lord put a basic form of human government in place when He mandated capital punishment in Genesis 9 as a part of the Noahic Covenant. And then raised up the new nation of Israel through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to be His people and bring the Savior into the world. Daniel 2:21 where we read that God removes kings and raises up kings, He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
JD: Well that’s the Old Testament now let’s shift to the New Testament.
DJ: Jimmy I think one of the most startling things for us as believers is neither Jesus nor the Apostles challenged the Roman Empire which was one of the most cruel and corrupt regimes in history. When subjected to completely corrupt combination of government and religion Jesus allowed Himself to be executed and it wasn’t just because of His mission of redemption. He didn’t even speak out against the political side. The Apostle Paul he had plenty of reason and opportunity to speak out against the Roman Empire but in the mid 50s of the first century in Romans 13 he said, let every soul be subject to the governing authorities for there is no authority except from God and the authorities that exists are appointed by God therefore whoever resist the authority resist the ordinance of God.
And Jimmy for the last 2,000 years God has worked through geo-political forces to advance His plans and purposes. There’s still one final future global empire coming that will be so evil that it will make everything before it look like child’s play and that will be an extension of the Old Roman Empire. But then Jesus will return to establish His kingdom of righteousness forever and that is our only hope.
JD: David James, Bible in hand, giving us encouragement from the Bible on the future Presidential Administration.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Though the final results are not in for the Presidential election it does seem that we may have a new administration. Either way we can rest assure that God is in control, that’s Romans 13:1 & 2, and will put into the heart of the next President the desire to make political decisions to fulfill God’s word, that’s Revelation 17:17. That plan, God’s plan tells us of a glorious time yet to come.