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The Government of God (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, I invite you to turn with me to Judges, chapter 5. We have been doing a little work in this wonderful book and it has been such a blessing to our hearts, that I felt that I wanted to present to you today something about the GOVERNMENT of God, God's rulership in the world today.
The Bible reveals that God is not a God Who has wound up the world like a clock and then gone off and left it to work out everything for itself, that is, the universe, the stars, the great constellations, the earth itself, the planets, the suns, and particularly human beings. We are living in days when men are exploring in space, thinking in terms of the entire UNIVERSE, and fear grips the hearts of people. It is wonderful to come back to the Bible and realize that GOD IS VERY ACTIVELY ENGAGED in the government of this present world, and that the world has not gotten out of His hands, nor will it get out of His hands.
That is not to say there will not be great destruction. I personally believe there WILL be great destruction over the earth. The Bible teaches that. Long before the atomic bomb was ever devised and other weapons of terrible devastation and ruin, students of the Word of God knew that the Bible reveals a terrible destruction of human life before Jesus returns again, a great period of TROUBLE that the world has never seen before and never will see again, and the result of that will be a tremendous destruction of the population of the world. That is interesting in the light of INCREASING population today. They tell us that people are being born at a rate such as has not been known since the beginning of time, and it brings on problems to the human race. I am not suggesting this destruction as the answer to the problem; don't misunderstand me. But I am saying that God's Word reveals a terrible destruction before the Lord comes again.
But even THAT is CONTROLLED in the gove ...
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