Secret Councils

Yesterday, Jerry was sitting on the screened back porch, listening to Rush Limbaugh’s comments about the Presidential Inauguration. I sat with him a few minutes. Mr. Limbaugh stated that there is a bureaucracy that operates in Washington. Seemingly there are those who hold no public office that control everything. We imagine that the wealthy and influential meet in secret chambers to plan their schemes.

We remember that Haman, in the Book of Esther, unknowingly planned his own hanging.

There is the record of God’s council spoken in Acts 4:24-32. The same council that instigated Jesus’ death brought in Peter and John to stop them from speaking of the salvation that God had worked through their scheme (Acts 24:28). After reporting what was said to them, God’s people prayed, and “the place was shaken;” they were “filled with the Holy Ghost” and “spoke the Word of God with boldness.”

Lightnings, Thunderings, and An Earthquake

And there is the reference in Revelation 8:4-5 of the prayers of the saints.

“And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.”the-white-house-1203537

There are two councils here on earth. From the Fall of man, the antithesis has been ongoing. God continues to rule under His covenant of grace, by His own Word and truth. Men, under the power of Satan, rule the other council, according to their plans. But, even this one has always been under God’s sovereign control.

“The Lord has prepared his throne in the heavens;
and his kingdom rules over all.”
Psalm 103:19

He calls us, as His saints, to meet in His secret chambers to offer up prayers so that His council may be made known here on earth (Ephesians 6:18). Places can be shaken, lightnings and thunderings can wake even the most powerful in our nation and the world. We must pray, expecting great things, even an earthquake ~ for our salvation and His glory.

Gracious Father, you have taught us to know you and your Almighty power over all things. We believe that you are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Unto you be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. In Jesus’ name, whom you have given all authority and power, we pray, we thank you and praise you. Amen.
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13 thoughts on “Secret Councils

  1. Excellent post. I am reading Acts at the present time. If more people would read and follow God’s word – this world would be a much better place. We need to let our light shine – in the hope that others will come to Christ and put Satan behind them.

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  2. I absolutely love this post! We can easily get caught up in conspiracy theories and forget that God sits above all of our doings and scoffs (Psalm 2). From our perspective nations conspire and people plot — but from Heaven’s viewpoint it is all in vain. There truly is no such thing as a conspiracy. Our God is greater than man.

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  3. Awesome Testimony referencing The Sovereignty of God. Even showing the thing which most is employed against us due to the fall of man; IE Duality. It is something which we sleep on. It isn’t all powerful, no. But we at times due to weakness get decimated by it as it is in opposite. The turmoil gripping our nation today is very confusing for our spirits (small “s”) but in this post quite wonderfully well, as in a story told a child lacking knowledge into the majesty of God you have given what might pass for a object lesson. You speak to the life of God in all. Especially us weak in the faith. Bless you. Such a lovely testimony to God. Great choice of Scripture to complement.

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  4. Miguel, We praise the Lord for anything that you see here as worthy of sharing. All is of His grace and for His glory. Blessings ~ as you pass on the insight He gives each of us as His children in His powerful kingdom. ~ Fran

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