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By: Pastor Neal Gordon

Good news for you, God is in control!
Even when our world seems chaotic, He is still in control.  It is not by accident that in the great apocalyptic literature of the Bible that the main theme that is presented over and over again is that the Sovereign Lord rules!  
While the Jewish people were exiled from their land, having no control over the future God speaks through the prophet Daniel to a pagan king.
‘In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men.’ Daniel 4:17 (NASB)
At a later period, the Jews are allowed to return to their homeland. They are surrounded by enemies, with no temple and no wall around the city. In the midst of the uncertainty, God speaks through the prophets Haggai and Zechariah.
I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.  I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations… Haggai 2: 21b-22a
And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His name the one. Zechariah 14:9            
In the chaos and heartbreak of suffering of Job’s life, he has a revelation about God’s control over the earth.
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.  Job 19:25 (NASB)          

Like Daniel living as an exile in a foreign; Haggai & Zechariah attempting against great odds to rebuild the temple or Job in the middle of horrible adversity we need reminding that God is in control.
So, whatever you are going through today, whatever our culture is going to go through let’s remind ourselves, once again –
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40: 8 NLT                            
God Bless,
Brother Neal


If you have prayer or practical needs that we can help you with during this time. Please call us. Office 270.692.3112 or Text Ashley at 270.940.0913. 
Hey Power Kids, Spirit Kids, and parents!!! I have a resource available and I am totally stoked to share it with you. FEAR BUSTERS teaches kids how to overcome their fears through faith. Watch Facebook @PowerKidsLebanon for super cool videos- and parents I have awesome lesson packets full of ways you can feed the faith of your kiddos in frightening times. I can email them to you or you can pick them up on Sunday at ALC.
*This resource is from Dema Cohen, Children's Pastor at Kids' Ministry at LEFC, and used by permission.
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