Romans 13:1-4Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to them damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good workds but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same. For he is the ministerof God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
What I want to teach you is how you should think about the governing authorities, how you should think about the President, how you should think about the governor, local government, state government, your parents, your boss at work, your commander. I want to teach you how to have a biblical worldview about these things. You either have a biblical world view - that means you think the way the Bible would have you think, or you have your own self world view, that is where you determine what you believe and don’t believe. I want to teach you what it is to have a biblical worldview about the governing authorities. I want to remind you that when Paul wrote to the church at Rome, this fellow, Nero was in charge. I want to remind you that Nero wasn’t a democratically emperor. I want to remind you that no one got to vote for him being in charge. I want to remind you that this is the guy who blamed the entire fire in Rome on the Christians even though they were just as innocent as can be he blamed the Christians for burning the city down and when that happened, a great persecution began against the Christians in Rome. So here is Paul writing to Christians in Rome and he saying, You obey these secular, pagan authority figures. You obey them. You do what they tell you to do. These who are not Christians, these who maybe you didn’t vote for, these who you don’t agree with, these governing authorities that you really don’t care too much for, you obey them. These heathens are ordained by God. I want you to understand how involved God is in your world. So many Christians think of God in a little church box. There is God, He’s over there in a little church box, has a little cute cross on it. When we are at church we will worship God, when we are done, we leave and go home, but God stays there. That is a little, small, wimpy kind of a God. That is not the God we are going to learn about today that governs the affairs of man.
The Greek word that is translated “ordained” in our King James Bible is instituted, it is established; it’s appointed. One of those four words is used to communicate this idea. So God establishes who the President of the United States is. God appoints the governor of North Carolina. God appoints these people into your lives. They are God-ordained authorities and for whatever time they are in authority they are ordained because God. They are not there because they ran a great campaign. It may be that a Sovereign God used a great campaign to get them elected. But we don’t have a situation where God is on the edge going, I wonder who is going to win down there. That is not the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible ordained this governing authority. He is in charge. He is Sovereign. Where did Paul get this understanding of the affairs of man? He got them from the 39 canonical books of the Old Testament. This is the foundation for your New Testament. A foundation is what you build upon. Our New Testament is build upon 39 books originally written in the Hebrew language. And they are the foundation. Everyone knows if you are going to build a large building you are going to need a deep, solid, wide, awesome, strong, well put together foundation. They are working at ground zero right now. That is actually a ramp, in order to build this great foundation. When you read your Old Testament you are reading foundational verses to teach you more about the New Testament. So let me show you this great verse.
Isaiah 46:9-10 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. Mohammed is not a god. Buddha is not a god. There is one, true and living God. You say we have heard this before. Yes, you have and you are going to hear it again and again. According to my Bible, Deuteronomy teaches us that we are supposed to be teaching that to our children when they rise up, when they are walking and when they are sitting, they are supposed to be hearing all day long that there is one and only one God. And if you don’t hear this in church and you watch the news all week long you are going to get real confused. There is no one else like Me, and this is what I do: I declare the end from the beginning. That is pretty awesome. I would like to be able to declare the end from the beginning. We would win all soccer games if I could declare the end from the beginning. We would always win. We would win all the basketball games if I could declare the end from the beginning. I can’t do that. Only God can declare the end from the beginning. From even before the creation of the world He said that the end is going to look like that. I know what the end is going to look like and I know how we are going to get to that end. He says, From the ancient times the things that are not yet done. In the mind of God, they are done. The things, from our perspective that are not yet done. This is what I do. I declare the end from the beginning. And this is what He says: My counsel is going to stand. I will do everything that I want to do according to My pleasure. There is no one that stays the hand of God. There is no one that gets involved.
So in America uses or controls the vote to ordain the governing authorities. Now you vote and that is right and proper and we should vote. And you should vote as a Christian. You should use Christian values. But at the end of the day when we have all cast our vote, and the vote is tallied, God says, That is who is in charge and I put him there. We don’t determine that God lost on November 4th if our political persuasion did not get elected. God always wins. God won, is winning and will always win. He is never losing. God is orchestrating the affairs of men in a unique and spectacular way beyond our wildest comprehensions. That is what I want to cast the vision for.
Some suggest that God’s Sovereignty is a bi-product of His foreknowledge, but that is not what the Bible teaches. For example, Psalm 105:17 says, He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: to set the condition for Israel’s deliverance from famine. It doesn’t say God knew Joseph was going to end up there. The Bible says God sent Joseph. He was a sent one according to God’s sovereign authority. So if God’s sovereignty is based upon foreknowledge this verse would not work. We are not dealing with a God Who is a mathematician. We are not dealing with a God Who knows all the probability, lines them up and does statistical analysis of them to determine what is the most likely outcome? That is not our God. Our God declares the end from the beginning. Our God is orchestrating in the affairs of men in most miraculous way.
Now if your life is fine and things are going well for you, this is not too much. But I promise you when you hit that valley, and you are way down and life is really struggling for you, and you are in the valley you are going to need to know that He is still on the throne. You are going to need to know that He is still governing in the affairs of men. When you hit a valley, you need to know that He wasn’t off the throne, that He wasn’t absent, He wasn’t taking a nap. Consider this verse please. Isaiah 44:28, That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. Cyrus. Not a prophet. Not a convert. Not a Jew. Not a Christian. A pagan of pagans, an idolater of idolaters, a proud, arrogant, world leader, and God says that Cyrus, that is my shepherd. We are not talking about a Christian, or someone who is born again. We are not talking about someone that worships Jehovah. That is now what we are saying. Church, we are saying a pagan of pagans and God says, that is My shepherd. He is going to do what I want him to do and this the most amazing thing that you need to understand. When he is doing it, he is going to think he is doing it. When he comes up with a good idea, he is going think that was his idea and it was a good idea. And he is not going to think that he was a puppet being orchestrated. But he is in a most amazing way. Because the Bible says, he is the one that will send him back to Jerusalem, he is the one that shall build the temple and to the foundation be laid. God is going to use him to get the Jews back to their land and to get the temple built.
Now, turn to Daniel 4, and I want to show you for the rest of our time an incredible chapter. I hope that you can get as excited about this chapter as I am because I am going to come unglued. This is an amazing chapter so I just want you to know ahead of time that the preacher came unglued. Now this is a great chapter. Every Christian needs to understand this chapter inside and out. Nebuchadnezzar is a legitimate Babylonian king. This is a rendition on perhaps the currency or some type of seal. We are not dealing with a biblical character. Remember we don’t have Bible over here and Western civilization over here. They are intertwined. Stop thinking that you are going to study the Bible and put it in an isolated box and then I am going to go over here and study Western civilization and now I am learning about something different. This is my Sunday School fairy land information over here and then this is the real stuff over here. Stop thinking that way. There is one historical narrative of world history and God has been in the affairs of man from the very beginning.
So he is the one that captured Jerusalem, he is the one that ransacked the temple, he is the one that carted off guys like Daniel back to Iraq. This is who we are talking about. He is mentioned throughout your Bible. He is a real character. This is a picture of cylinder in which he offers a proclamation on a stone wheel and it would print across it. And you could take it and you could roll it and you could get the message off from it. This is in an actual museum and this is the kind of letter that we are going to read about in chapter 4. Chapter 3 says I want you all to worship this golden image and you know what happens? They refuse the image and God comes through. Now because of him saying I want this image worshipped God is going to deal with him in Daniel 4. Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. I though it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. So what we are going to get is a historical record of what he learned beginning in verse 4. How great are his signs! And how mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream. Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make know unto me the interpretation thereof. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Balteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream saying, O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the vision of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beast in the grass of the earth; Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. This matter is by the degree of the watchers and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. All this is going to happen to you, Nebuchadnezzar, so anyone that is alive will understand that the most High rules in the kingdom of men. That is why this is happening. Let’s all understand the Bible teaches that God is intimately involved in the affairs of man. We do not have a God Who is way far away looking down with big binoculars watching everything happen. We have a God that is involved in who your boss. We have a God who knows who your commander is and put you in that unit for an express purpose. We know God knows who your boss is. Who knows who your parents are, who knows who your principle is, who knows who the governor is and the mayor and every single governing authority and they are all there because He ordained them. That is our God. Anything less than that is not a biblical world view. If you decide that you do not agree with that, you are disagreeing not with the preacher, but with the word of God. This matter is by the degree of the watchers and the demand of the word of the holy ones. Pay attention to those two words and we will come back to them in just a minute. Verse 18. This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou are able, for the spirit of the holy god is in thee. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. This is a way of saying that he loves him, he supports him, he doesn’t want to see this happen to Nebuchadnezzar. The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: Verse 22. It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying. Now let’s stop for just a moment. If God was to open your eyes and you were able to see the degree to which God is working in an invisible way it would be mind boggling. This is what we think. I’m sorry, but let’s just say what we think. We think there is God and us. We have no earthly idea how awesome God is. It is beyond our wildest comprehension the number of angels, watchers, holy ones that He has on this earth right now orchestrating His will in a most amazing way beyond your wildest comprehension. If we were able to put on supernatural glasses and see principalities, powers, things present, things to come, and that God is doing we would be amazed to go to a battlefield in Afghanistan and see divine angels intervening on behalf of the prayers of God’s people. The Bible is going to say in a few minutes that God has an army of heaven. We think that there is a little god up there, kind of a cosmic Santa Claus, but that is not our God, Church. Our God is magnificent, Sovereign huge God Who has orchestrated affairs beyond our comprehension with layers and layers of angelic beings who are accomplishing His will all along the way in a most amazing way on every single continent, on every single moment of every single day. Now, I gave you a warning that I was going to come unglued on this. Watchers, holy ones, being sent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to go to various locations and make sure God’s will is always accomplished.
We have unfortunately allowed comic books to influence how we think. We have good and we have evil. Or Greek mythology. And these two are kind of struggling all the time. And sometimes God is down and they are winning, and sometime God is winning and they are down. That is not the Bible. Let me make sure you understand that He won, He is winning and He will win. Sometimes Christians will say something like I have read the end of the book and God wins. No, no, no. He won, is winning and will win!! That is a biblical worldview. He is never down trying to get up. Do you understand that God has been using Satan to orchestrate the affairs of man any time He wants at His beck and call? You don’t have God and Satan battling it out like two brothers that are constantly fighting. That is not a biblical worldview. A biblical worldview is the Sovereign God of the Universe has always been ruling and reigning in a most amazing way. Why? Verse 23. Hew down the tree. Destroy it; but you leave the stump right there. You are going to hack it off. Verse 25. They are going to drive you from the men and the dwelling shall be with the beast of the field and you will eat grass like oxen and they shall wet you with the dew of heaven until seven times passes over and you are going to stay in that condition until you really understand that the Most High rules in the kingdom of man and He gives it to whoever He wants. So you don’t get arrogant with God. You don’t say that I finally arrived. You don’t say I am here. You never, ever assume that arrogant posture with God. Whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. Not that the heavens will rule. Not that the heavens are going to win someday. Not that Jesus eventually gets a kingdom. He has always had a kingdom. The Bible never presents the Sovereignty of God as a fatalistic determinism, yet it never leaves any doubt concerning God’s authority. Look at 27. O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquility. Stop sinning. Show mercy to the poor. You know what he is getting? He is getting an opportunity to repent. He is getting a chance to be saved. It doesn’t have to go this way. We don’t have to go down this route. Please listen, Daniel is now standing like a soul winner and he is looking right at Nebuchadnezzar and he is saying, You don’t have to go there. It is not too late. You can turn from this. You can turn from your sin. You can begin showing mercy. This is a warning to you. This is an opportunity to turn back. It doesn’t have to be this way, King. My tree trunk doesn’t have a brass ring around it. It is missing, that is why large chunks have been removed. That is why it is deteriorating.
Romans 2:4 says, Do you despise the riches of his goodness in the forbearance and the longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God should be leading you to repent. It is not too late for you this morning. You can turn. You can turn from your sin right now. Listen, it is not too late. Do you know what the band of brass represents? The band of brass is a symbol of God’s grace. You see, the trunk is right there. It is large and if there is no brass around the trunk, I can take an axe and divide the kingdom and splits and it fragments. But God says, No I am in charge. And that is not going to happen in the kingdom because I am going to give you an opportunity to repent. I am going to give you an opportunity to recognize that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men so I am going to wrap this brass of iron around here and this brass shows you that I am a God of love, I am God of grace, I am a God of mercy, and you have an opportunity to repent.
Let’s make sure that we all understand King Nebuchadnezzar, you are going to either bow the knee now or you are going to bow the knee later. But you are going to bow the knee. You are going to bow it now or you are going to bow it later, but here is the reality, you will bow the knee. And may I tell you, You are not going to bow to Buddha. You are not going to bow to Muhammad and you are not going to bow to Allah. You are not going to bow to anyone other than King Jesus. So my dear friend, you know that you have not bowed the knee to King Jesus. You know you have not submitted to His lordship in your life. You know that you are here because your wife is making you come to church and He is not the King of your life. You don’t recognize Him as King. You don’t see Him as the One Who is ruling in the affairs of men. He doesn’t rule in your world. You rule in your world. You know I am talking to you this morning. You know you are that man sitting there this morning sitting in charge and you are not going to let the spirit of God come inside your life. You are the King. Right now, my friend, there is a band of grace wrapped around you holding God’s love and mercy around you. But that is not an everlasting band of grace. Only through Jesus Christ can you find true salvation. This was a temporary band. 28 and 29. All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? Can’t you see him walking in all his clothing and all his badges, all his awards thinking he is something and he’s looking over all his lands and all that he has done? He is saying, Wow, I am the man, as far as I can see that is my kingdom. As far to the east and to the west and to the north and to the south and he is arrogant and he is filled with pride. My kingdom, my glory, my majesty, my power. Don’t miss this. When was the last time you thanked God for anything? When was the last time you thanked God for a promotion? When was the last time you thanked God for anything in your life? Standing there arrogant with his own wisdom, his own might, his own wealth, his checking account, his 401K, big and mighty. And the Bible says, While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. You say, I can’t believe you are so fired up this morning. Church, I don’t know how you can preach this and not preach it this way. Because this is that kind of a text. This requires a deliberate type of message. While he was speaking, Your kingdom is done. This is it. Hold your place please. But for those of you that are saying, That is the Old Testament, those of you that are deciding that is the God of the Old Testament and you like the God of the New Testament turn to Luke.
For those of you that are saying, That is not my God. My God is a loving God. Turn to Luke 12, for those of you that are saying, I don’t agree with your interpretation of that, Preacher. For those of you that are sitting there thinking, God is not really that big. That is not what Jesus would do. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink and be merry. May I tell you that sounds like most of the television commercials about your retirement. Remember you have to get your financial plan together. You are going to meet with your broker so that you get to live out your dreams. That is why you are working so hard and banking all you can so that someday you can say to yourself you have a huge 401K plan, so you can say to yourself, Soul, relax. Soul, golf more. Soul, fish more. Soul, enjoy life. Remember this is Jesus. Those of you that are saying Old Covenant, New Covenant. We are in the New Covenant. This is Jesus, But God said unto him, you fool harsh word, not a kind word. Fool is a harsh word. Food is a rough word in the Bible. Stupid, ignorant fool, This night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou has provided? Then who is going to be in charge of your 401K plan? Then who is going to drive your Harley? Then who is going to watch your 72” flat-screen television? Then who is going to drive your boat? So many of you are working so hard, saving up as much money as you can so you can give it to your children who are going to blow through it in 12 or less months. And if you look at your will, if you look at who is going to get your inheritance, the church of Jesus Christ is nowhere in there. It is not even in that mix. You are not even concerned about the church. You are not saying, I could fund this, I could do this, I could set up a scholarship fund, the kingdom of God could go forward, we could fund more missionaries. That is not even in your mindset right now. All you are thinking about is I am going to earn all I can to give to my children who are going to burn through it as fast as they can. And this is what the word of God says so clear, don’t miss it, Then who shall these things be? Then who is going to get it? Do you understand that you will not direct your 401K plan from heaven? Do you understand that dead is dead? You are not reaching down and saying, I don’t like the way they are investing that. So, is he that saith, so is he that treasureth treasures for himself and is not rich toward God. Where is your money going? Is it invested in your stuff or the kingdom of God?
So look at 32 and 33. You have to see the end. The end is amazing. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. You say, I don’t believe that. Really? You don’t believe that. I don’t believe that. That is ridiculous. How many know someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Do they lose their mind? This is what I believe happened. I believe that in a millisecond of time, God took over his mind. And just like that he was down on his hands and knees like this. And he never got up and he didn’t shower and he didn’t brush his teeth and didn’t cut his fingernails. And you can’t govern a kingdom like this. This king has to sit on the throne. The king has to judge cases. You can’t govern on your hands and knees. Your mind is your mind because God is allowing you to have that mind. And He will allow you to have that mind as long as He allows you and only for as long as He allows you. Just like you didn’t determine who your parents were, you didn’t determine what continent you were born on, you didn’t determine your skin color, you didn’t determine your language. You don’t determine how long you have a sound mind. Any given moment, God can take your mind from you just like that. No longer eating with forks and knifes and spoons. You fingernails are getting long and your hair is all over the place. And you are nasty and you stink and you are crawling around. This is not a cute, little story to teach 4-year-olds. This is an adult story for adults who need to learn Who is in charge. You see, King Nebuchadnezzar, you can bow the knee now, or you can bow the knee later, but you are going to bow the knee. You will bow the knee. The Bible says, seven times if that were on a Hebrew calendar we would go 360 times 7 and that is the exact number of days.
Here is what I find that is amazing, please don’t miss this. He didn’t lose his kingdom. Do you understand how significant that is? If the President of the United States would start crawling around in the White House and we would see FOX News reporting that President Obama is on his knees out there we would have him out of office and the next guy would be in that quick. But in an amazing way, God preserved the king’s kingdom. So here is the king in the back, eating like this, and everyone is telling the world, he is fine. He is fine. No public appearances today, but he is fine. And who is orchestrating that? God is in a most amazing way. Verse 33. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: And at the of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever: whose dominion is everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. If you die and go to hell, don’t tell anyone that the preacher didn’t tell you about Jesus. Don’t tell anyone that you didn’t know you were going to have to bow the knee before King Jesus. Don’t walk around in hell going, I was amazed. I didn’t know I had to do that. You are getting a fair warning right now. And you don’t know if you are going to get another one. You don’t know if you are going to get another day. You don’t know if you are going to walk out of that door and step on a crack and have a massive heart attack and you are in the presence of God right then and there. You don’t decide I will repent when I want to repent. You repent now. You trust Christ now. I want to show you this last truth and I will be done right after this. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and non can stay his hand, or say until him, What doest thou? The army of heaven. Not some small little guys going, Boy, I sure hope I win in the end. No one can say, What are you doing, God?
This verse teaches us how Sovereign God is. This is a true saying or of a truth. This is truth. This is like verily, verily, this is what the Bible is teaching very clearly. God put Herod in place. God put Pontius Pilate in place. God put the Sadducees in place. God put the Pharisees in place. God orchestrated the Roman Centurion and ever other person that was involved in the death of Jesus Christ. Make sure that you understand that you don’t have a warped view that God was losing on the cross of Calvary. Make sure that you understand that God did not get an ambush on the cross of Calvary and had to come through 3 days later and win the victory. That is not what was happening. The Bible teaches that God orchestrated this entire thing from before the foundation of the world to do whatsoever thy hand and thou counsel has determined to do before to be done. Folks, that is your God. That is your God if you are born again. That is your God ruling and reigning in the affairs of man at all times. So on November 4th whether this group has the house or that group has the house or whether the tea party or the coffee party or whatever comes through it won’t make a hill of beans. He is still in charge. Now don’t misunderstand, you vote. You vote according to your convictions and after you cast your vote you say, God you are in charge. God take make my vote and use it as You see fit.