Here is an article I found to be quite illuminating about the rule of God on earth. It is far, far too long to paste here but well worth the read if you go to https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/april-2008/is-god-really-in-control/
For me, it helped fill in a lot of blanks I once questioned, and others that I could not properly express when asked about this particular Scripture by those in deep sorrow: “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?” (Lamentations 3: 37-38). My response had been Satan is ruler of this world and thus all the suffering, god helps us through that suffering in Christ. Wrong! (Reference: Matthew 4:8-9, John 14:30, Luke 10:17-18, John 8:44, John 17:14-16, 1 Corinthians 15:22-25, Revelation 12:9, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:1-3, I John 5:19, Revelation 12:9.)
If you have some quiet time and are a believer, this article is well worth an absorbed read. And if you want to come back to say you knew all this, that any real Christian already knew this, and my promoting of this article proves that I am not really a Christian, feel free.
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