Paul told the Athenians in Act 17:24-28 (NLT), He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need there is. From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist. As one of your own poets says, ‘We are his offspring.’

Job 12:23 says, He makes nations great, then destroys them; he enlarges nations, then leads them away.

Dr. Gonzalez states that those 2 verses, among others, make the point quite clear. God is an omnipotent, omniscient, and sovereign God who is in control everything. Implied in those passages as well, is the fact that He is also very personal and close to all that He has created, particularly man. Although He is a transcendent God, He is also very much a part of world history and involved in the affairs of man. The destiny, and for that matter, the very existence of nations and their inhabitants is determined by God, for He rules over all.

As we study biblical prophecy and find that the future of many nations is clearly presented in Scripture, can we determine whether the United States is one of those nations? What role does the United States of America play in the end times? In the next few messages Dr. Gonzalez will answer these and other questions.



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