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Since the fall, not only humanity, but all of Creation “groans” as it waits for the release that will only come from God in His time and in His way (Romans 8:22). We know this is fact because we experience the problems of this life on a daily basis. It’s as if the Creation was actually groaning. It is in pain. The plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, man’s kingdom. Everything is dying and the only hope is the release that will come through God’s new Creation (Revelation 21).
I also believe that Solomon was essentially implying that everything that is “ordered” (a time for everything) is so ordered by God. Think about your life and what you cannot control and you would likely agree that you cannot control most things that happen in your life. God is sovereign. He is the One who has established order in this life, even in spite of the fall and the entrance of sin. In fact, it seems clear enough that because of our first parents embracing sin, God put several things in motion that probably did not exist prior to the fall, like the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states that things left to themselves go from order to disorder (my paraphrase). Leave a banana out and in a few days, it goes from looking nice and ripe, to being overly ripe, to rotten. That’s the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics at work, which certainly did not exist prior to the Fall, did it?
Our nation has trillions of dollars in debt that we will never be able to repay. Since the Breton Woods Conference, America has gone into debt. The belief that at some point we were “out of debt” was merely an illusion. Some of this debt was accrued during President Obama’s term while some was accrued during George W. Bush’s term. Yet, people still believe that President Obama has done really well. You cannot discuss anything with people like this because they’re blind to reality.
The world has never really experienced peace at all and one might argue that since WWI, global tensions have increased. There has always been some conflict, some chaos in various parts of the world. These things exist because of the fact that powerful, egotistical, self-righteous, deviant, thoroughly evil men serve themselves. They have plenty of yes-men and sycophants that are all too ready to do their bidding in exchange for a small piece of the pie and a place in their coming kingdom. They don’t consider eternity though and that is their biggest downfall.
When dealing with the subject of global or world wars, it’s good and reasonable to ask why they occur at all? Who is behind them in the spiritual realm and here in the physical dimension in which we live? Maybe a better question to ask is why they happen? If we understand why these wars occur, we are probably that much closer to understanding who is behind them.
But notice also that for the “sinner,” (the unregenerate person), these folks spend their days climbing the corporate ladder, chasing one dream or goal after another, in the hopes of gaining as much money as possible. They believe that in their amassed wealth, they will find peace. Rarely is that the case though. How many people who were rich, famous, or both were simply miserable? They could never get enough and in the end, they realized they’d spent their entire life chasing after things that ultimately, would be given to someone else who never earned it or put in the effort to amass it. Talk about irony and unfulfilled dreams.
When we speak of God’s sovereignty, we are referring to the fact that ultimately, all things work together to bring God glory. In other words, though things seem out of control in many ways now, we know that this cannot be what is actual. God is allowing discontent to build up in the world. He is allowing circumstances to develop so that a one-world governmental system will come into existence. He is allowing things to occur that will one day bring the “man of sin” to the point of ruling the entire worlIn short, God is giving Satan as much leash (and he is remains on a leash) as needed in order for Satan to attempt to bring his promises of Isaiah 14 to fruition.