Comment: Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

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Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

Isaiah 59:16 He sees there is no advocate; he is shocked that no one intervenes. So he takes matters into his own hands; his desire for justice drives him on.

Jeremiah 15:11: The Lord said, “Jerusalem, I will surely send you away for your own good. I will surely bring the enemy upon you in a time of trouble and distress."

Hebrews 6:17-18: In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath, so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.

Joshua 24:5-7: I sent Moses and Aaron, and I struck Egypt down when I intervened in their land. Then I brought you out. When I brought your fathers out of Egypt, you arrived at the sea. The Egyptians chased your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. Your fathers cried out for help to the Lord; he made the area between you and the Egyptians dark, and then drowned them in the sea. You witnessed with your very own eyes what I did in Egypt. You lived in the wilderness for a long time.

Job 31:14: then what will I do when God confronts me in judgment; when he intervenes how will I respond to him?

Job 33:22-28: He draws near to the place of corruption, and his life to the messengers of death. If there is an angel beside him, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what constitutes his uprightness; and if God is gracious to him and says, ‘Spare him from going down to the place of corruption, I have found a ransom for him,’ then his flesh is restored like a youth’s; he returns to the days of his youthful vigour.

He entreats God, and God delights in him, he sees God’s face with rejoicing, and God restores to him his righteousness. That person sings to others, saying: ‘I have sinned and falsified what is right, but I was not punished according to what I deserved. He redeemed my life from going down to the place of corruption, and my life sees the light!’

Psalm 20:6: Now I am sure that the Lord will deliver his chosen king; he will intervene for him from his holy heavenly temple, and display his mighty ability to deliver.

The truth is that the scriptures are the record of God's interventions in the affairs of men in order to carry out His plans. Our existence has no other meaning than this, to fulfil the purposes of God.

He is the Creator of the heavens and earth and everything that is in them. He is therefore the owner of all.

He is the sovereign LORD and he dispenses authority to men. He holds men accountable for what they do with the authority He has given to them. They have freedom of action within the bounds of the jurisdiction He has given to each of them. They must not move their boundary stones. As they are faithful to exercise the authority He has given them He will give them more.

Jesus was the first faithful Son who pleased the Father in everything He said and did because He only did and said what He saw the Father doing and saying. He was therefore raised to Life after He was crucified and He ascended to the place of highest eminence above all authorities and powers. This is the destiny of all those who obey the Father's will, they will share the Father's throne with the firstborn Son of God.

This is what Jesus meant when He said that the Truth will set you free. Absolute sovereignty IS absolute free will. This is only granted those who have been conformed to the image of God and are mature sons of God. Until then all men remain within the limits set for them by God as he trains them first to acknowledge His sovereignty and then to raise them up to the stature of the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:7-16 "But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men.” Now what is the meaning of “he ascended,” except that he also descended to the lower regions, namely, the earth?

He, the very one who descended, is also the one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.

So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes. But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head. From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love."

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)