God is ruling all the kingdoms of this world to accomplish his will. He uses his angels to coordinate events and circumstances that force leaders to do his will (even when they don’t want to), and voters to pick the man God chooses. We are led to believe we are making our own choices, and controlling our own destiny, when God is manipulating the affairs of the nations to accomplish his will.
God Rules in the Kingdoms of Men
Dan 4:17 Most high ruleth in the kindoms of men…setteth up whomsoever he will
Dan 4:25-32 Most high ruleth in the kingdoms of Men
Dan 2:21 He removeth kings and setteth up kings
John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,…whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Rom 13:1-5 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God
Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
2 Chronicles 10:15 So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
2 Chronicles 11:4 …Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren…for this thing is done of me…
2 Chronicles 15:5 ..there was no peace..but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. 6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
2 Chron 18:19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? 20 …I will entice him… 21 …I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
2 Chronicles 20:6 …art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen…none is able to withstand thee?
2 Chronicles 25:20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies…
2 Chronicles 35:21 …for God commanded me…forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me… (Pharoah Neco)
Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
How does he rule the kingdoms of men (examples)
Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so
Pro 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Dan 2:44 God of heaven set up a kingdom – consume all these kingdoms
Psa 22:28 He is governor among the nations
Psa 47:2 King over all the earth, God reigneth over the heathen
Psa 103:19& 20 His kingdom ruleth over all
Col 1:16 By him all principalities, thrones, dominions, power