Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wrath (4) Political Powers

In his letter to the Romans, Paul explains that the political powers are “Agents of Wrath” (Rom 13:4). This should change the way that we think about them. God might use them from time to time, but the principalities and powers that control the political powers are intent on evil. This is why the proverb warns,

A king’s wrath is a messenger of death (Prov 16:14).
We need the gospel and local judges applying God’s law, so that the agents of Wrath do not get hold in our society (Rom 13:5).

Shisak the ruler of Egypt was controlled by Wrath.

My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak (2 Chron 12:7).
It is terrible to live in an empire whose ruler is controlled by Wrath.

Daniel described an evil political leader who will emerge during a time of distress on earth. He will do terrible evil on earth, because he is controlled by Wrath. When he is disturbed.

He will go forth with great Wrath to destroy and annihilate many (Dan 11:44).
Political powers are dangerous because they are often controlled by Wrath.

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