Summary: God is in charge of everything that occurs known to man, at that point He is in charge of everything that occurs in your life also.

God is in charge of everything that occurs known to man, at that point He is in charge of everything that occurs in your life also. This world is frequently assaulted by otherworldly powers that are not from God yet from Satan. Their power is constrained and transitory.

Some erroneously accept that God's Sovereignty shows He is the Author of wickedness and can't be trusted in light of the fact that he permits such devilish things to be sustained on humankind. We should recollect that God in His incomparable authority has permitted Satan to be the "lord of this world," (II Corinthians 4:4) and Satan is the person who has come to "slaughter, take, and devastate." (John 10:10) The Scriptures are evident that individuals are answerable for their own decisions and activity, or else God would be nothing more than a puppet master controlling every decision of a person.

For example, the scriptures says

James 4:7 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” If a person did not submit to God, Satan would be free to work in that person’s life and even influence that person to do evil.

II Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” God is not sending a person to hell and to blame God because a person rejects grace and the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is ridiculous. God loves them and is patient to delay judgment to give them an opportunity to repent.

James 1:12 “Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.” When a Christian commits a sin he cannot declare that God was “in control” and that is the reason I failed.

We see in Job,Satan came to God and, in effect, said, “Job only serves you because you protect him.” So God gave Satan permission to do certain things to Job but no more (Job 1:6–22). Could Satan do more than that? No. God is in control over Satan and his demons who try to thwart God’s plans at every step.

Satan knew from the Old Testament that God’s plan was for Jesus to come to the earth, be betrayed, crucified and resurrected, and provide salvation for millions, and if there was any way to keep that from happening, Satan would have done it. If just one of the hundreds of prophecies about the Messiah could have been caused by Satan to fail to come to pass, the whole thing would have collapsed. But the numbers of independent, “free will” decisions made by thousands of people were designed by God to bring His plan to pass in exactly the way He had planned it from the beginning, and Satan couldn’t do a thing about it.

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21

In the book of Genesis, we see Joseph wondered the same thing. He was Beaten and left for dead by his brothers. Sold into slavery. Falsely accused of rape and imprisoned. How could God allow all this to happen to someone who did nothing?

Joseph’s path, painful as it was, led him into the service of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. There, he used his God-given gifts of administration and the interpretation of dreams to save both the people of Egypt and the patriarchs of the people of Israel from ruin by famine.

We can imagine that from Joseph’s perspective, he was an innocent victim of evil which he did not deserve. From God’s perspective, that evil was putting Joseph on the path toward becoming a savior and father of a nation.

Romans 8:28 sums up the moral of Joseph’s story this way: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

What Joseph’s brothers meant for evil, God meant for good. And He accomplished that good for Joseph and all of Israel because He is sovereign.

Sometimes we may feel that God is asleep and the wicked are going to prosper forever, but no one can escape death, and after that the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Remember God saves us according to our faith and our deeds not a group or church. We see many people around us who have immersed themselves in their egos, arrogancy, anger, and have rejected the knowledge of God. Proverb 21:2: People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart. That is the powerful Scripture.

No one has the power to absolve our sins Only Jesus Christ. 1st Timothy 2:5 plainly states that only Jesus Christ is a Mediator between God and men. God is omnipotent, good, and He has made a way of escape through the gift of His Son. God gave us His Son, so that mankind could brutally beat Jesus, spit upon Him, verbally degrade Him, humiliate Him, falsely accuse Him, rip His flesh off, drive a crown of thorns into His head, mock Him, make Him naked, laugh at Him, gossip about Him, assassinate His good name, and ultimately crucify Him on a cross. God allowed wicked men to do that to the Son of God, so that our sins could be pardoned and we could be redeemed back to God.

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