How is it Possible to
“Be Anxious for Nothing” (Phil 4:6)
When the World is Imploding?
There is no doubt that the final surge of the New World Order elitist’s plan to exterminate the vast majority of the population of the world is here NOW!
It’s not “coming in the (distant) future.” It is here NOW!
Their plan for population extermination has been evident for years, but the average American, consumed with “the cares of this world” and social media, television, professional sports, and even “going to church” has been so distracted and dull of mind that he or she can no longer see the truth, when it’s standing in front of them.
How similar it is to the Pharisees, whom Jesus called “blind guides” when He, their Messiah, was standing right in front of them and they were unable to perceive who He was. Instead, they executed Him, in the most humiliating way possible.
Two Beast Powers of Revelation 13:
It would not be surprising if the same fate were in store for truth-tellers of today. The Bible tells us that those who call themselves Christians will be leading the way, calling for persecution and death of those who are the real truth-tellers, the true followers of Jesus Christ.
The Second beast of Revelation 13, looks like a lamb, but speaks as a dragon. This is Apostate Christianity. It looks like the lamb Jesus Christ, but it speaks as a dragon Satan.
“And he (the Second beast of Rev 13) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
In Revelation, Chapter 13, we are given the description of the two Beast Powers.
The First Beast Power gets its authority from the Dragon, who is identified as Satan.
This beast will be worshipped by the world, and no one will be able to make war with this power (because they will have disarmed every nation and every person as is happening right now).
This beast will blaspheme God, His character and His true followers.
This beast will make war against the saints and overcome them.
This beast will be given authority over all kindreds, tongues and nations in the whole world. It is a world-wide power.
This beast - the antichrist - will deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. (1 John 4:2,3)
This beast is not a “nation/state.” The Bible says this beast power will “rule the whole world.”
This beast has all the characteristics of International Jewry, including its behind the scenes control of the United Nations, which was founded by and continues to be funded by International Jewry, particularly the Rothschilds and their minions. The international Jews are also the founders and “funders” of Communism, through Karl Marx, Frederick Engels. authors of the Communist Manifesto, Rothschild agent, Jacob Schiff, Lenin and Stalin (ALL are Jews).
There is no international power, other than International Jewry, that embodies all the biblical characteristics of the First Beast of Revelation 13: not the Muslims, not the Buddhists, not the Hindus.
If you doubt this, please see my article entitled, “The Beast Power (of Revelation 13) at work: http://www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/studies/spiritual/beastpower.htm
And “The Monster Beast and the Lamb-like Beast of Rev 13” at: http://www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/studies/spiritual/revelations/revelation_13.htm
And if you doubt that the plan of the elitists is to annihilate well over 90% of the world’s population, you will see, below, their plan in their own words:
Here are a few quotes from Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher and aristocrat, in his book, “The Impact of Science on Society” (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1951 and 1953)
"I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to suffering, especially other people’s." (p. 26)
"...the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology.... The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. As yet there is only one country which has succeeded in creating this politician’s paradise.” (p. 30)
"Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished." (Page 50)
"...most civilized and semi-civilized countries known to history and had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as they can count on the police and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship." (Page 54)
"There are three ways of securing a society that shall be stable as regards population. The first is that of birth control, the second that of infanticide or really destructive wars, and the third that of general misery except for a powerful minority." (pps. 103-104)
And Prince Philip, also Jewish, husband of England’s Queen Elizabeth, has the following to say:
“If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.” Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
And here are quotes from other notable New World Order/One World Government, population extermination supporters:
Jacques Costeau: “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.”
David Rockefeller (Jewish): “The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident.”
Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger (Jewish): “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Again, Margaret Sanger (Jewish): “All of our problems are the result of over-breeding among the working class.”
David Brower, the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club: “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a governmental license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
Thomas Ferguson, former official in the U.S. State Department Office of Populations Affairs: “There is a single theme behind all our work we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. It requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it. . .”
Hillary Clinton (Jewish): “Population Control will now become the centerpiece of U.S. Foreign Policy.”
The Population Extermination Has Already Started:
They are Poisoning our water;
They are mass medicating the public with a deadly poison, fluoride, a waste product of aluminum production that adversely affects every system in your body, including your brain. Fluoride causes accelerated aging of every organ and tissue in your body, and suppresses brain function.
Now, the New York Times, the establishment newspaper and mouthpiece for the New World Order, owned by Jewish Arthur Sulzberger, is promoting the addition of Lithium to the water supply of America. Lithium is used to treat severe mental illness and has the following adverse side effects: confusion, hallucinations, seizures, fainting, giddiness, depression, blackouts, crossed eyes, blurred vision, movements that are difficult to control, and many other serious adverse side effects.
They are Poisoning our air:
Chemtrails (NOT contrails) are part of the mechanism for weather control by the HAARP station in Alaska and elsewhere. That is the way they are manufacturing the drought in California in 2014, and their prediction of a severely cold and frozen winter in the East this year.
Chemtrails contain barium and aluminum, both highly toxic substances, plus, in some cases, numerous types of bacteria.
They are Poisoning our food:
GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) are supposedly resistant to the highly toxic pesticide, Roundup, which contains the deadly substance glyphosate that causes nutritional deficiencies and systemic toxicity. It has also been found to cause cancerous tumors in laboratory animals.
In addition, the deadly chemicals MSG (Monosodium glutamate) and Aspartame, are added to many processed foods along with fillers, toxic food dyes, and preservatives, all of which harm the body.
Also, they are actively adding vaccines to the food, vaccines that will CAUSE disease, and CAUSE infertility.
They plan to starve us to death by destroying the food growing land by droughts, freezing, and flooding, all perpetrated by weather control. And fracking for oil is causing huge sink holes, possibly earthquakes, and massive destruction of the land, plus poisoning our water supply from the harsh chemicals used.
Prime Minister Cameron of the UK has just announced that oil companies will be allowed to frack under privately owned land, which can cause a sinkhole large enough to swallow your home in addition to poisoning all the water and land underneath it.
They are poisoning our bodies and brains with vaccinations:
Twenty-five ago, before a child entered the first grade, he had to have approximately 9 vaccinations and the autism rate was 1 in 10,000. Now the number of vaccinations required to enter school is close to 50 and the autism rate is 1 in 150.
Vaccinations do NOT work and they are NOT safe. They do NOT prevent the disease for which they are given. In fact, in many instances the vaccinations CAUSE the disease they are supposed to prevent. Vaccinations have NEVER stopped ANY epidemic, nor eliminated ANY disease.
Vaccinations contain many deadly ingredients, including mercury and aluminum.
There is also evidence that vaccinations now contain anti-fertility agents
They are Poisoning our minds:
Television propaganda is found on all news stations, and in almost every sit come plus the movies made for television, promoting abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, violence, and greed, the same themes that are found in movies.
Violent videos games are destroying the minds of the youth as well as the adults.
The massive fear resulting from the involvement of the United States in perpetual war in many countries simultaneously, deceives the population into giving up their rights for “security.”
Yet, almost 14 years after the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose second director was Michael Chertoff, also a Jew, and a dead-ringer for Vladimir Lenin, whose real name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, also, as stated above, a Jew, we are far less “safe” than we have ever been.
We are continuously told by DHS and others in the administration, “There will be another 9/11.” But we are spending billions of dollars on “security” and many of our rights have been taken away (the obvious goal of the New World Order), so why can’t they STOP “another 9/11?”
They are Destroying our Economy:
The Federal Reserve, an illegal and immoral private organization that has stolen the money supply of the U.S. is purposely imploding the American economy. Every member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank is a Jew.
They are Exporting All our jobs to other countries:
The unemployment rate is skyrocketing. Young men and women have little choice than to join the military to be killed and maimed in the elitists wars whose goal is to steal the natural resources of every country in the world. Then, these injured young men and women are treated contemptuously by the VA, medical system, rather than cared for properly.
They are Destroying the family, the bedrock of our Christian culture:
The elitists are promoting abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, pedophilia, degeneracy, pornography and promiscuity, easy divorce, and domestic violence, through television, movies, magazines, the internet, and video games.
Take Back America? You Must Be Kidding!!
Many Christian groups think they are going to “Take Back America” but that is rebellion against God. All power belongs to God, not to man. Even those leaders who are governing badly are not outside of God’s will and they have no power to lead any nation in any other way than what the Lord has designed.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Prov 21:1
There WILL be a One World Government ruled by Satan’s agents, the First Beast of Revelation 13
“The whole world marveled at the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power and authority unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? Rev 13:3,4
“And there was given unto him (the beast power) a mouth speaking terrible things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty-two months (3 1/2 years)
“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name (character), and His tabernacle ( true Christians: “Your body is the temple. . .’), and them that dwell in heaven (Jesus Christ).
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (true Christians), and to overcome them: and authority was given to him over ALL kindreds, tongues, and nations.”
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
“If any man have an ear, let him hear (understand).” (In other words, “Listen Up. Pay Attention.”)
“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity; he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. (DON’T go to war. Killing is not the answer. If you do that, you will also be killed.)
“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” Rev 13:3-10 (Just hang on and let God fight for you. He’s got it all under control.)
God has the power to turn leaders in any direction He chooses.
“For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.” Rev 17:17
The world leaders are in their positions to fulfill the purpose of God. God picks the leaders of every nation, and has done so since the beginning of history.
All of Pharaoh’s “will” was in the hands of God. Pharaoh did what God had determined:
“For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show My power in you, and that My name might be declared throughout all the earth.” (Ex 9:16 and Romans 9:17)
Daniel knew that God was in charge of ALL kings and leaders.
“Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” Dan 2:20,21
Nebuchadnezzar was under God’s control. Because of his pride and his departure from following the Lord, (“Is this not great Babylon that I have built?”), God foretold that the king would be taken down for seven years to show that God, not Nebuchadnezzar was the one with the power. After seven years of insanity, Nebuchadnezzar was restored to his throne. Here is Nebuchadnezzar’s own testimony.
“At the end of the time (of insanity), I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me: and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting (eonian) dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.
“All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?” Daniel 4:34-35
We are told NOT to war against authority; We are Not to try to displace those set in power by the Lord; We are Not to “Take America Back.”
That is NOT God’s Plan!
We are Commanded to Submit to the Authorities set up by God, just as Jesus Christ did, even if those authorities are evil:
“Servants be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.”
“For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
“For this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth: who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.: 1 Peter 2:18-23
However, that does NOT include submitting to the authorities in any way that causes us to break God’s commandments.
“We ought to obey God rather than man.” Acts 5:29
Daniel defied authority when a law was passed against prayer to God. All of Babylon was told to worship the king. Daniel refused. He was thrown into the Lion’s den, but God protected him and he came out unscathed.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego defied authority. When told to bow down to the King’s image to worship a pagan god - they refused. They were thrown into the fiery furnace, but God protected them and when they came out, not a hair of their head was singed.
Peter and John defied Authority. When the leaders of Israel told the apostles that they were not permitted to preach Jesus, they were forced to disobey, yet they did not rail against the authorities, nor rebel.
But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
Jesus paid His taxes (He submitted to authority, even though He should have been exempt from taxes because He was the “Son of the King”), but He defied authority when He called the Pharisees, “hypocrites, vipers, synagogue of Satan, and ‘of your father, the devil.” He also called them “white-washed tombs: clean on the outside, but on the inside they were filthy, “full of dead men’s bones.”
Jesus also defied the leaders, the Pharisees, when He healed on the Sabbath.
We are to Pray for the leaders of the nations: our own and those of others
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks made for all men, for kings, and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” 1 Tim 2:1,2
It is clear from many Bible passages that God runs the nations. But does He also run the lives of every person on the earth?
God also runs YOUR life every moment of every day!
What does the Bible say?
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23
“A man’s heart plans his way: but the Lord directs his steps.” Prov 16:9
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct (make straight or make smooth) thy paths.” Prov 3:5,6
“For the (whole) creation was made subject to futility (sin), NOT willingly, but by reason of Him (Christ) who hath subjected it in expectation (of the eventual outcome).
“Because the (whole) creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption (decay= sin and death) into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Romans 8:20,21
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil (calamity), to give you a future and an expected end.
“Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will listen unto you.
“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, (but only) when you shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jer 29:11-13
God says, “I’m not like you!”
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts (higher) than your thoughts.” Is 55:8,9
“I watch over My word to perform it.” Jer 1:12
“God is operating all things after the counsel of His OWN will.” Eph 1:11
“Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. . .” Eph 3:20
And THIS is God’s Will: that NONE should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.
“The Lord is not willing that ANY, should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Gen 18:14
You don’t have to worry about “going anywhere.” Wait for the Lord to tell you what He wants you to do, just like He told the Israelites.
“And so it was always: the cloud covered the tabernacle by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
And when the cloud was lifted up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed; and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.
“At the mouth of the Lord, the children of Israel journeyed, and at the mouth of the Lord they encamped: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not.
And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord, they journeyed.
And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
At the commandment of the Lord they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the Lord they journeyed: they kept the charge of the Lord, at the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.
God directed every moment of the life of Samuel and the life of Saul (King Saul)
1 Samuel , chapters 9 & 10
The Israelites had demanded a king. God did not want them to have a king because He was the only King they needed. But they insisted on a human being as King.
So God finally gave them what they wanted, even though He knew it would end up in disaster.
Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, a mighty man of power. And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and handsome; and there was not among the children of Israel a more handsome man then he: from his shoulders and upward he was taller than any of the people.
And the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the donkeys.
They looked and they looked, with no success. When they were in the land of Zuph, Saul suggested they go home so his father wouldn’t worry. But the servant said to Saul,
Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can show us our way that we should go.
As they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and they asked them about the prophet. The women told them where to go to find him (Samuel).
Meanwhile, the Lord was talking to Samuel:
Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying
Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines; for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! This same shall reign over my people.
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where is the prophets’ house?
And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the prophet. . .”
Then Samuel took a flask of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord has anointed thee to be captain over His inheritance?
When thou art departed from me today, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel’s sepulcher in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The donkeys which thou went to seek are found; and lo, thy father has left the care of the donkeys and sorrows for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Then shalt thou go on forward from there, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine.
And they will ask you about your welfare and give you two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
And all these things happened as predicted. Obviously, God had planned every moment of Samuel’s life, and every moment of Saul’s life in advance just as God has done with everyone.
An evil spirit “from the Lord”!
After King Saul had not followed God’s commands, God took the kingdom from him and had Samuel anoint David. King Saul knew that David had been appointed as king in his place, so Saul hunted David down like an animal, to kill him.
But David waited patiently for God to remove Saul as king. Even though David had several chances to kill Saul, he would not. He allowed God to remove King Saul from his throne, in God’s way, and in God’s time. David relied on God’s protection when Saul was actively trying to kill David, and David waited for God to remove Saul as King, and to install David as King in God’s time! NOT David’s time!
After Samuel had anointed David,
“The Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.
“And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.” 1 Sam 16:14,15
Even the “evil spirit” that troubled Saul was “from the Lord.” Clearly, God controls the evil spirits.
God is in charge of everything!
God planned every day of the life of Jeroboam
Jeroboam, a mighty man of valor and a servant of King Solomon, had been made ruler, by the king, over all the labor force of the house of Joseph.
“And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah, the Shilonite found him in the way: and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces:
And Ahijah said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee.
“ But he (Solomon, and his heirs) shall have one tribe for my servant David’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel.
“Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh, the god of the Moabites, and Milcom (Molech) the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam became king, but placed an even heavier tax and labor burden on the people, against the requests of the people
“Wherefore, Rehoboam hearkened NOT unto the people; for the turn of affairs was from the Lord, the He might perform His saying which the Lord spoke by Ahijah, the Shilonite unto Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.
Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of revenue (to collect the taxes): and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem
So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.”
Thus, the ten Northern tribes split off from the 2 southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin). Jeroboam ruled the ten northern tribes, and Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, ruled the 2 southern tribes.
Again, it is obvious that God was running every moment of the life of Rehoboam, Jeroboam and Ahijah, the prophet.
God was running the life of wicked King Ahab, king of Israel, as well as his even more detestable wife, Jezebel.
Evil spirits are under God’s control
Ahab, king of Israel, was envious of the vineyard of his neighbor, Naboth. He wanted to buy it but Naboth refused to sell the inheritance of land he would give to his children. Ahab decided to pout.
“Ahab laid down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would not eat bread.” 1 Kings 21:4
Ahab’s wife Jezebel asked him what was bothering him. So he told her. She responded that she would take care of it.
She found some people who would frame Naboth for something he didn’t do, then Jezebel had Naboth executed. Proud of her problem-solving skills, she told Ahab that the Naboth’s vineyard now belonged to Ahab.
While Ahab was admiring his new vineyard, Elijah the Tishbite showed up to tell Ahab what God had told Elijah:
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord. In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.” 1 Kings 21:19
Subsequently, Ahab, king of Israel asked Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, if they could together go against Ramoth-Gilead. Jehoshaphat wanted confirmation from the Lord. Ahab brought in his pagan soothsayers who told Ahab to go for it, and God would bless him.
Jehoshaphat wasn’t convinced. He asked if there was any other prophet they could bring in for a consultation. Ahab said there was the prophet Micaiah, but Ahab didn’t like him because Micaiah rarely prophesied anything that pleased Ahab.
But Micaiah was called and at first he said, “You want to go to war? Go ahead.” But Jehoshaphat believed that was not Micaiah’s final word, and pressed the prophet further.
Finally, Micaiah said,
“I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.” 1 Kings 22:17
Then Micaiah added that the other prophets who had encouraged Ahab to go to war had been led by a “lying spirit from the Lord.”
“Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath declared evil concerning thee.” 1 Kings 22:23
In spite of Micaiah’s prophecy, Ahab and Jehoshaphat DID go to war against Ramoth-gilead. Jehoshaphat was not injured but Ahab was mortally wounded by an arrow.
“And a certain man drew a bow at random and struck the king of Israel (Ahab) between the joints of his armor. Wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, “Turn around a take me out of the battle, for I am wounded.
“And the battle increased that day: and the king was propped up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died in the evening: and the blood ran out of the wound onto the floor of the chariot. So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
“And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood while the harlots bathed; according unto the word of the Lord which He spake.” 1 Kings , Chapter 22
Even though Ahab was the most wicked king of Israel, God was still in charge of Ahab.
Satan totally under control of God Job, Chapter 1
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And the Lord said unto Satan, Have youset your heart on my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and upright man, one that feareth God, and shuns evil?
Then Satan answered the Lord and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?
“Haven’t you made a hedge of protection about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions are increased in the land.
But if you stretch forth your hand now, and “touch” all that he has, he will curse you to your face.
“And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon his person you cannot put forth your hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord. Job 1:6-12
Again, Satan is totally under the control of the Lord. There is nothing he can do, and no one he can harm, unless God allows it.
In this instance, God removed the “hedge of protection” around Job and Satan was allowed, through the Sabeans, to destroy Job’s possessions (and Job was a very, very wealthy man) and kill all of Job’s children.
Later, Satan came back to God, asking for permission to harm Job himself. God allowed Satan to give Job painful boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.
This again proves that God is in total control of Satan. Satan can do nothing that God does not allow.
But through all Job’s grief over the death of all his children, the loss of his wealth, and the horrible constant pain of the boils all over his body, plus the humiliation of living in the garbage dump (Job had been a prince), and having some of his friends shun him, while the rest of them harassed and mocked him, God had a greater plan for Job. Job still trusted God.
“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him,” said Job about God. (Job 13:35)
Job never lost faith in God.
“So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.”
In the end, God gave Job double the wealth he had had before. He also had an additional seven sons and three daughters.
When this whole terrible experience was over, Job said:
“I had heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye hath seen Thee.” Job 42:5
Before this wretched experience, Job knew “about” God. But afterwards, Job knew God personally and trusted Him completely!
In Job, Chapters 29 and 30, we learn that Job was a good and righteous man. In this era, Job would have been a regular at church, every week. But he had a relationship with “the church” not with God.
Job had to learn humility, and he had to get to know God personally.
God does not leave us to random acts of violence. God puts us through exactly what we need to go through for us to KNOW the Lord - not just to know “about” Him.
God needs to change our heart, and everything in our life, so He can fill us with His character, disposition, and perfection. And it’s only “trouble” that gets us there.
“All is of God, through God and to (for) God.” Eph 4:6
God is in control of everything and everyone. He has not lost control of His creation. First, He is teaching us that ALL earthly governments will fail, because “man” is not capable of ruling over “man.” Only God is capable of ruling over man.
Second, He is teaching us that just as He is in control of the nations, He is also in control of every moment of everyone’s life, including yours and mine. Before we were born, God had planned every day of our life. God has left nothing to chance.
“He IS the Savior of ALL mankind.” 1 Tim 4:10
So, how can you, “Be Anxious for Nothing”?
Only by embracing the fact you do NOT have free will, that you are NOT running your own life, that, before you were ever born, God planned out every moment of your life with the eventual goal of bringing you to Him.
The journey may be painful, difficult, and humiliating, but we must trust God that He is taking you and me through the experiences we need, so he can imbue us with His character and disposition.
Why should we have it better than Jesus Christ who went through much more pain, difficulty and humiliation when He was on earth!
If you had a choice, would you rather run your own life or have the Creator of the Universe, the all-knowing God of heaven, run if for you?
The answer should be clear!
Why are we on this earth?
We are on this earth for one thing to learn to Know God, better than we know any human being, and to learn to Trust God with everything in our life.
How can we know for sure that we have faith unless its tested?
When God led the Israelites out of Egypt, through the wilderness, to the Promised Land of Canaan, they had to learn to trust God for their food, their water, their clothing, their “air conditioning” in the summer (God’s cloud cover), and their “heating” in the winter (the pillar of fire that covered them).
The Israelites had no way to obtain ANY of those things. They had to learn to trust God for everything necessary to keep them alive.
We must learn those same lessons!
God Governs the Nations
God sets kings up and takes them down
God runs every day of everyone’s life.
God has promised to go through all the trouble with us:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Ps 23:4
Fear not, for I am with you. Isa 41:10
I will never leave you or forsake you. Heb 13:5
My God will supply all your needs. Phil 4:19
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Ps 27:1
He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. Ps 91:11
The Lord is a strong fortress. The godly run to Him and are safe. Prov 18:10
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in Him will I trust. Ps 91:2
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; Thou will stretch forth Thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Thy right hand will save me. Ps 138:7
He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:1
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. Ps 125:2
Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my right hand of righteousness. Is 41:10
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Ps 112:
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you. Job 22:27
Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help, and saves him out of ALL his troubles. Ps 34:17
The angel of the Lord guards and rescues all who reverence Him. Ps 34:7
He fills me with strength and protects me wherever I go. PS 18:32
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Ps 46:1
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; and they have no storeroom nor barn; and yet God feeds them: how much more valuable you are than the birds. Luke 12:24
Do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you. Luke 12:29,31
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25
If then God so clothes the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you? Luke 12:28
Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Matt 6:32
Cast your cares on Him; for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. 2 Chron 26:5
The man who finds life will find it through trusting God. Romans 1:17
Anything is possible if you have faith. Mark 9:23
And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. 1 John 5:14,15
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thess 3:3
Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will bring me safely through them. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me. Ps 138:7
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Ps 34:7
He is always watching, never sleeping. God Himself is caring for you. Ps 121:4,5
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives, do I give to you. John 14:27
He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord. Is 26:3
He will shield you with His wing! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. Ps 91:4
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28
Is anything too hard for the Lord? Gen 18:14