“Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth”
(Revelation 19:6).


    It’s true that as we look around us all we can see is the evil and the wickedness and the corruption that seems to be the “norm”, we would be inclined to ask, “Where is God?” Yes, our complaint would be as the saints of old: “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?” (Habakkuk 1:13); or as Jeremiah complains: “Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? (12:1); or as the Psalmist: “For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches (73:3-12).

    Yet, beloved, even though this is true of those “that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:8), it is also true that if “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), we can still see that our great God is still on control! Note that our text is found after the 7 Seals of Revelation 5 to 8:1, the 7 Trumpets of chapter 8:2 to 11:15, and the 7 Plagues of chapter 15:1 to 16:17, and all that is contained therein, but also before the Church is married to the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ coming to destroy the wicked, the great white throne judgment of the lost, the creation of the new heaven and earth, and the assurance of glory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, our hearts and lips should unite with those in our text in singing the Song of Victory of our text; for truly our omnipotent God is worthy to be praised because ALL that has happened, is happening, and will happened, is not by accident, but because He has so ordained it to happen! Why? Because He has reigned, is reigning, and will reign to accomplish ALL that He pleases to do in that He has ALL power to do it as Isaiah tells us: “For I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:… yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it” (46:9-11). May this fill your heart and mind with peace and comfort knowing that no matter how dark things get around us, or how desperate things might get, we know with all assurance “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). “Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth” (Revelation 19:6). Amen.