Does God Delve into World Events? How About your Life?
November 18, 2022
By Bob Barney
I received a letter from a reader named Ed who wanted to know if God chooses to be involved with world events or does He have more of a 'hands off' approach. It is a great question and one that we have written numerous articles about on The Plain Truth. One being, "Where is God When Tragedy Strikes?". Our answer may confuse some, including Ed. The Godhead, for the most part does not interfere in human events. Why? This simply is not God’s world! That’s right, you read that right, this world today is not God’s world. The governments and the economies of the globe are not God's, and neither is anything relating to the societies in which we operate our daily lives in culturally or religiously. All of this belongs exclusively to us and what a great number of people are unaware of is that it all is secretly ruled by Satan, the devil!
In the Bible, Satan is called the “god of this world.” “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…” (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), and rules the peoples of this world, even though most do not know this. He is the great fallen archangel of scripture whom we are told deceives the whole world! (Revelation 12:9). He currently possesses rulership, the control and the sway over governments of the world and over the nations.
When I said that "for the most part God does not interfere in human events", in some ways I expressed to Ed that He does. God is involved with our certain leaders and some governments...especially His called-out ones. Scripture is very clear that throughout history The Godhead has intervened in world affairs that further God's plan of the Kingdom to come.
From the very beginning of time in the Garden of Eden we have rejected God’s laws, God’s way of life, and God’s rule over us! Like Adam and Eve, we really don't want God sticking His nose into our business. We want to be a free spirit and make our own way. We might get to be 99 years old but, in our hearts, we are children who do not want to listen to authority. Adam and Eve began the very first “scientific experiment" to determine for themselves, apart from God’s laws, whether the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was fit for them. The first scientific experiment ended like many of ours end today. In the first case, the result was death for all humanity. When Adam and Eve sinned, they hid from God. So today, God hides from us! What a turn of events. The Godhead decided, to let us learn our own lesson, and God left us to ourselves. We are a free moral agent. You and I are creatures of free choice as God MADE us that way! Basically, we hid from God, now He hides from us, and it's up to us to make our own rules and society but note this: What we choose on the whole is to use OUR rules, and not His! Most ironically, we have chosen through ignorance Satan's ways as our ways.
From the days of the ancient patriarchal society until the flood, only a small handful of men would follow God’s laws and His way of life. The majority went their own way until God said, “My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh…” (Genesis 6:3), and the whole world, except Noah and his family, was destroyed by a flood.
Even before coming to Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments, the people began to murmur against God and began rejecting His government.
“How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?” God asked (Exodus 16:28).
God made the United States as promised and gave us great leaders, some immoral like Ben Franklin, others very godly like Roger Sherman who is from my hometown. Sherman is the only man to sign all four great state papers of the United States: The Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. He also signed the 1774 Petition to the King, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. All Flawed men, not chosen by man but chosen by God!
Contrary to what is being spoon-fed to you by American propagandists our Constitution is not what made us the greatest nation on earth. That is another lie that even good-hearted, godly Americans think is truth. Yes, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was inspired by God for our benefit, but those documents were written by men, not by the hand of Jesus with His finger! We have become the greatest nation to ever exist on this earth not because of our leaders or our laws, but because The Lord God made a promise for it to be so to His best human friend of all time; a humble man named Abraham who obeyed God and walked with God. Jesus God called Abraham, "My Friend." Because of this one extraordinary man, America is blessed (see why here) unconditionally regardless of our morality. This is exactly proof that I spoke of above, proof that God made sure to help this nation along by intervening in our nation's existence.
Time and time again, when things looked bleak for our nation, and we should have been destroyed, God sent His angels to save us. During our Revolution, Washington and his troops were surrounded by the British. There was no way Washington could save his troops when he was surrounded in New York. The war should have ended then. On August 27, 1776, the British attacked Brooklyn on three fronts. The British attacked American forces directly on two fronts and sent a third force of about 10,000 men through a little used pass to successfully outflank the Americans. With Washington’s army caught off guard and outnumbered, only a series of heavenly events saved the American Revolution.
A heavy fog settled over the area and the rest of the Continental Army was able to conceal their movements from the British. The fog came out of nowhere and has ever been rarely ever seen again at this time of year. As the fog lifted, the British were left in amazement — the Continental Army was gone.
This miracle gave George Washington the night to secretly get 9,000 men to safety and keep his army intact. He ordered every available boat to be taken and used to get his army across the East River. Working through rain and darkness, the oarsmen in the boats crossed the river multiple times to deliver soldiers across to the other side.
The only problem was that as the sun rose there was still a large part of the Continental Army left in Brooklyn. These men likely would have been killed or captured if they did not cross the river, losses the Americans could not afford.
However, a final miracle of God smiled down on the Americans from Above. Another wave of heavy fog that had lifted at dawn suddenly settled over the area and the rest of the Continental Army was able to conceal their movements from the British. As the fog lifted, the British were left in bewilderment as they realized the Continental Army was gone.
The British went on to capture New York on September 15, 1776 but did so without destroying the Continental Army.
The same intervention by God applies to a select handful of our leaders like General MacArthur, President Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and yes, even Donald Trump who did more for Christian's in America than any other president in history! God may have left most of this world in Satan's hand for the short time, but when it comes to His people, God will move heaven and earth.
Don't listen to those self-chosen spokesmen of God, who are in a delusion, and are actually on the verge of helping Satan's attempt to turn the masses away from Jesus!
Read our article "7 Moments when God Intervened for America"
"Don't worry - Be Happy!", the song says, and we should be happy and not worry. Simply put, if we ask The Godhead to take over our lives, and obey the laws, rules and regulations of Jesus Christ (namely the Ten Commandments) you pass from this world ruled by Satan into God's world, which for most is yet to come. Perfect character takes a commitment to obey; it takes the cooperation in building our character with the help of The Holy Spirit!
That is a choice God will not make for you! “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, death and evil; in that I command thee this day to love the Eternal thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest LIVE AND MULTIPLY: and the Eternal thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
“But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
“I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely PERISH, and that ye shall NOT prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over to Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:14-19).
God says we must CHOOSE! They, both Father and Son plead with us to choose life, and if we do, God will at least delve into your world, your events, even when the world is suffering in its own disobedience.