The Arrows of the Almighty

"Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. (Psalm 115:3) God is the all-powerful Ruler of the heavens and the earth; we stand at His mercy and bow under the weight of His divine glory. His unchanging wisdom providentially directs all existence in a spectacular show of His radiant glory. Nothing is hidden from His all-seeing eyes; nothing is out of the reach of His outstretched arms. God is never confused; He is never caught off guard. He doesn't make mistakes. There is no chance, no accidents, only God and His perfect plan that encompasses every minute detail of nature and human life. No aspect is left to speculation, not one sparrow will fall to the ground apart from Him. (Matthew 10:29) Without God's sustaining providence we inevitably would cease to exist. In Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) We inhabit a world that is under direct control of a supernatural Being that is outside our natural, mechanical reality. God's existence is not dependent on this world. He is behind all of reality, continually unfolding His divine plan according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will. (Ephesians 1:11) God's Sovereign Will is fixed and unbreakable. It is never quenched, hindered, moved, or changed. Nothing happens apart from this plan, and everything that happens is planned. There are no wrong answers; only God's eternal Sovereign Will for all creation." (p. 14)

"The devil is a slave and he doesn't even realize it. Every satanic deed must first be approved by God himself. Satan has no authority of his own; he is an instrument in God's hand. Like a dog on a leash biting at our heels, he is powerless until God loosens the slack. Satan is God's employee, in all ways inferior in strength, knowledge and effect. There is no great power struggle between Christ and the devil as if they were on equal footing. The battle is over; victory is God's. Satan is a pawn, a puppet; a defeated slave. Fear not Satan and his demons; fear God and seek him first!" (p. 16)
-Taken from Adam Lancaster's article 'The Arrows of the Almighty' in "The Village Pub" Issue 3