11/05/2008

A new president

By the sovereign will of God, we now have the 44th president of the U.S. Just a few thoughts as to what this might mean.

Revelation 1:5 says that Jesus is "the ruler of the kings of the earth."

In a sermon, John Piper explains that this means the following: 

1.      He (Jesus) controls who becomes a king and who doesn't.

2.      He regulates what the kings of earth do, sometimes holding them back from evil and sometimes ordering international events to further his purposes.

3.      He has authority to claim citizens for his own kingdom from all the nations and states of the earth.

4.      He will triumph and bring all his saving purposes to victory.

5.      Christ is ordering the world for the good of the church.

Thank and praise God that God is always the Ruler who is ruling for our good and for his glory.