A Short Study of Daniel 4:35
“All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest thou?”
An arminian preacher once accused me of preaching “a whatever will be, will be gospel.” My answer was, “I preach a whatever God wills to be, will be gospel.”
I would be a fool to believe WHATEVER WILL NOT BE, WILL BE. However, it is a greater fool to believe WHATEVER GOD WILLS TO BE, WILL NOT BE. I make my argument, not solely upon human logic, but wholly upon the declaration of God Himself.
The position of all religious men by nature is one of exalting the imaginary free will of God. The position of all those who know God is the opposite.
“He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth.”
A god who is not sovereign over ALL is NO GOD.
Man’s will is in bondage to sin and self, and is governed and overruled by divine omnipotence. God’s will is consistent with Himself in virtue and character, and is the essence and revelation of divine omnipotence. The scriptures plainly declare our Lord Jesus Christ, “in whom dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” has “all power in heaven and in earth.”
The perfect, complete will of God will be accomplished by one Lord Jesus Christ in past, present, and future history to the praise of the glory of His Majesty.
God works all things to the end that all those whom He loves shall be saved with an everlasting salvation in Christ Jesus, and all those who believe not shall be damned unto everlasting torment (Matthew 25:46; Mark 16:16).
His will is as Himself – unchangeable.
“None can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest thou?”
Yes, I believe “whatever will be, will be” because every minute “whatever” is in the hand of the infinite true and living God.