I just listened to a really good sermon from my church Elizabeth Baptist on “What Is The Mark of The Beast?” We were out of town on vacation when he preached this message so I had not had an opportunity to listen to it yet. This would be a good sermon to listen to after listening to the series Pastor Jeff did on Daniel but you can certainly listen to it if you haven’t listened to those. You can click on the links above that will take you to sermon audio to listen to these sermons.
This is going to be the quickest post I have ever attempted to write! I am trying to beat my laptop battery that is quickly fading, waiting for my new power cord to come overnight arriving tomorrow!
I was reading my daily bible reading plan today and part of it was Acts 17 and I wanted to share with you another scripture that points to God’s sovereignty that I had never noticed or paid much attention to before but today it kind of jumped out at me. No not in a gold dust mystical way either, lol, haha!
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and [a]exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ 29 Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. 30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge [b]the world in righteousness [c]through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men [d]by raising Him from the dead.”
32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you [e]again concerning this.” 33 So Paul went out of their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
This verse really has a lot more than just God’s sovereignty in it, it really is a packed verse with so much to say. Wish I had more time to discuss it, hopefully tomorrow!!