Who controls the world? Are they the Divine Council in the Bible found in numerous chapters like Psalm 82?
In this Scripture, we are shown God meeting with these fallen angels at a divine council meeting. It says “He holds judgment”. They are doing wickedly on earth and will be judged for it.
God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods, He holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men, you shall die, and fall like any prince.” Psalms 82:1-7
According to Deuteronomy, God assigned each nation to the Sons of God. Do these fallen angels or Elohim still control them?
In the following two Scriptures, we learn that the Angel Gabriel who appeared to Daniel revealed that there are Demonic Princes of Nations. The prince of Persia that he fought on the way to meet with Daniel and after as well, and the Prince of Greece that turned up after he left Daniel. We also learn that the Archangel Michael is the Prince over Israel and that he alone could assist Gabriel in fighting against them. Despite being fallen angels they are still mighty.
“The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia, and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.” Daniel 10:13-14
“But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will come. But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince.” Daniel 10:20-21
Do they control western nations like the United States, Great Britain, and Australia? What is God’s plan to restore the dominion of the nations and the earth to his people? This is part of a longer series by Nelson on Revelation. Click on the link to watch the whole series: