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:


But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought [the apostles] out.Acts 5:19 

When missionary John Paton and his wife were surrounded by hostile islanders, they prayed through the night for God’s help. The next morning, they discovered the would-be attackers had fled. A year later they learned why. As the people prepared to attack, they realized the mission compound was surrounded by hundreds of men in shining garments with swords drawn. Only then did Paton and his wife realize that God had dispatched His angels to protect them.

That is certainly consistent with the description of angels in Hebrews 1:14: “ministering spirits” sent to help God’s people, especially in times of danger. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, had that experience. When he and Mary escaped Herod’s wrath by fleeing to Egypt with their baby, it was an angel who appeared to Joseph when it was safe for them to return to Nazareth (Matthew 2:19-20). Whether in person, in a dream or vision, or by way of circumstances, angels are ready to intervene on our behalf.

The angel that visited Mary has the name Gabrielle. He also delivers messages to Daniel and the priest Zechariah. From the book of Enoch and Jude we can conclude he was an Archangel of high rank.

When we declare our belief in the Christmas story, we are declaring our belief that angels are real, and that they play an important role in God’s work. An angel visited the shepherds, and Joseph as well. Wise men received messages from heaven; visions and dreams were also part of how God communicated to those who played a key role in the Nativity story.

When you are about your Heavenly Fathers business and you need help, be aware of angelic hands that may reach out to lead you through your difficulty.

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.Hebrews 13:1