There’s a little story in I Samuel 5:1-4 about the Philistines. They captured and took the ark of God and put it in the house of Dagon. Dagon was the Fish god of fertility and crops of the Philistines. Verse 3 says that the next morning the residents of Ashdod found Dagon toppled over on his face. They set him back up and the next day he was found toppled over again. This time his head and palms were cut off so that nothing remained but his stump (tail, he was a fish).
“Here’s the thing. God can take care of himself. He doesn’t need me to take care of him. I need God to take care of me.” replied Pastor Josh. God is always in control. It’s ridiculous to think that this world functions without God. Like Pastor Josh said during the sermon, “The Bible would save the whole world if they would just believe the words on its’ pages.”
Daniel 5 contains the story of Belshazzar, the king of Babylon. Israel had sinned and was carried off into captivity in Babylon. Along with their captivity the temple was ransacked and the temple vessels were carried back to Babylon. Verse 3 says that the golden vessels of the house of God in Jerusalem were brought in to drink from to mock the God of Israel. Several verses later it says that the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall. Belshazzar was shaken and wanted to know what the hand had written. Eventually Daniel was sent for and he told the king that God was giving his kingdom to the Medes and Persians. That night Belshazzar was slain and Darius, the Median, took Babylon.
Two examples of what God can do, not to mention Sodom and Gomorrah. A recent event will work just as well. The Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal for 6 days. No power on earth was working to dislodge it. Then, a full moon and high tides set it free. Chance? Coincidence? or God? “Be not deceived; God is not mocked…”(Galatians 6:7)
“Today the world says, ‘We don’t want more of God. We want less of God. We want him out of the schools, the courthouses, the state houses.’ It’s coming. You listen to me. They’ll want Him out of the church house.” said Pastor Josh. “The problem will come when God’s people give up. Our victory comes from Jesus Christ—not the Supreme Court, the President, or Congress. Choose whose team you want to be on.”