October 18, 2021
The more I reflect on the prophecy of the outpouring of the Spirit in these last days, the more I am convinced that that is the only way for life change (transformation) to occur in the lives of those who are responsible for making decisions that will affect the lives of many people. It is God’s sovereignty that will make this happen.
The Holy Spirit shows the events of Nebuchadnezzar’s life, as an illustration of what God will do in His sovereignty over world leaders, so as to create true prosperity and peace for the nations (Micah 4:3-4).
Through the life story of Nebuchadnezzar and the people in the land of Shinar (read: Daniel 4:20-37, Genesis 11:1-9), I was reminded of the Spirit’s statement that I once received: Everything that happens under heaven, nothing new (Ecclesiastes 3:15), for often history will repeat itself.
I try to look back at events that are happening all over the world these days. As one example, the occurrence of a pandemic event that ultimately conditions mass vaccination actions, where this is allegedly the first step for the formation of a single government (the emergence of the human antichrist) that will take over power over the entire world.
But regardless of what is happening right now, I am again reassured by the Holy Spirit that everything that is happening and will happen to the entire world, including in the lives of believers, will not be as bad as what many people have understood.
1. It is true that this world has been ruled by the evil one and there has been a lot of damage done to this earth because of the decisions made by the wicked.
Not to mention the various infrastructures for the emergence of the antichrist man, have also been set up in such a way as to give a striking impression of the certainty of the defeat of believers or God’s church.
But from the historical records written in the Bible, we find out how Nimrod and the plan to build the tower of Babel, which was confirmed to be successful, could simply be knocked down by God! The sovereignty of God’s power and eternal plans were too great for Nimrod and his brilliant plans to thwart.
I feel how the Holy Spirit instills a foundation of confidence that He will do the same! While it’s as if the antichrist man wins a few steps ahead when compared to God’s church, but suddenly, in God’s sovereignty, He will reverse the brilliant plan of the antichrist man to destroy and hit his own head!
2. The Father’s agenda and plans will still be carried out perfectly as He has planned.
Maybe the people who will directly play their part in fulfilling the eternal plan of the kingdom of heaven on earth, are not what we think. So far, the people who are in the spotlight are those who are at the top of a particular institution or organization. But in fact, God still has people that He ‘inserts’ in the ranks of the top leadership of an institution. Maybe not as ‘first person’ but have access to influence various strategic decisions from ‘first person’!
Just look at the condition of Egypt and Babylon, God’s people who played an important role there were not the ‘first people’, but were still positioned by God to have such a strong influence on life and impact that the ‘first people’ in the land listened to them!
Various strategic decision-making will begin to be influenced through the presence of God’s servants who He ‘inserts’ among the top leaders of a nation. And the decision will be determined for the realization of the agenda of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth.
Continue to direct our eyes only to Him who continues to overpower, control and determine all forms of government dynamics and life on this earth.
Daniel 2:44 (NKJV) And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall [a]break in pieces and [b]consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
Ps. Steven Agustinus
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