The Lord Holds The Key
by Norman Clay
The study of the Holy Bible (God’s Word) can bring enormous benefits to people living today. For it reflects the unchanging purposes of Almighty God and shows us why events which baffle, frighten or annoy have occurred or are occurring today. To understand the information it contains it is essential for us to know "The God of The Book" a rather than acquire a greater knowledge of “The Book of God“. In our third article we will show how God brings Leaders of the nations to power, sustains, and removes them as he “unlocks" the door to the future He has determined for them. For us, ‘it is a comfort to know.
GOD HOLDS THE KEY:
We have seen that the most acceptable form of Government — enjoyed and promoted especially among Western countries is a Democratic one. But, it has its limitations! For instance a a good ruler like King David was hardly likely to be 'elected' from the erstwhile hedonist land of Sodom!
Biblical examples of good Leaders provide some surprising details.
JOSEPH: was fitted for office by periods of incarceration.
MOSES: was raised for a difficult task namely Emancipation.
God raised Joseph to Power - A person who was a ‘Goodly Person’ (FIDELITY)
Genesis 39:5: And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Genesis 39:6: And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
The Bible states that “Joseph was wrongly incarcerated in a strange country". This turned out to be a ‘character development‘ experience through which God blessed the lands around him.
An interesting insight to God's way of providing for diverse groups of people should be noted.
1. Raised a Hebrew slave — To the office of Prime Minister. The country in which he was a 'foreigner’.
2. The country in ...
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