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The final word

Posted by Brandon Patton on Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

"The Most High rules in the affairs of men."

Daniel 4:17

An arrogant king who was convinced that "by my great wisdom and my great power" I built this great city had to learn a lesson the hard way. The God of Heaven humbled him and took away everything he had for a while until he learned and was willing to confess that "the Most High rules in the affairs of men". This verse has always been the bedrock of my faith. To believe that no matter what happens my heavenly Father will have the last word in all matters pertaining to me is a game changer. All through scripture we see people who stumbled badly in their walk with Jesus but, God intervened and they finished strong (Simon Peter). We see empires that exalted themselves against His truth but, in the end they collapsed by His decree (Babylon). We see the mortal enemy of our souls assault His people to destroy them but, by His intervention they were delivered and horney head was crushed. No matter what you see around you you can rest in the eternal truth that if you have "committed your way to the Lord He will direct your steps". Of course the grand finale of the greatest Book ever written reveals the triumph of God's great Kingdom on earth, the utter defeat of satan's domain as "he is thrown into hell where he will be tormented day and night forever" and the ultimate rule of Jesus Christ forever where "He will wipe every tear from their eye and there will be no more sorrow, no more pain". It appears to the natural eye observing things in the earth today that things have gotten out of the Divine hand. But, I can assure you on the authority of the Bible that Jesus is still alive and well and seated on His throne! Prop all of your life and future on this immutable truth that "the Most High rules in the affairs of men". As was said years ago in the opera "It ain't over till the fat lady sings!" I think I hear her warming up.

Father, what a comfort and joy to know that I am a child of the "Alpha and Omega"! You had the first word when you said "let there be light" and you will have the final word when you say "it's time, go get my children and bring them home"! I Praise you that "my times are in your hand"!

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