The Most High Ruleth
by Arlen L. Chitwood



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The Most High Ruleth is a study about world government ó past, present, and future.

There is an existing universe that God not only brought into existence but one over which He also exercises absolute, sovereign control.  And the Bible is Godís revelation to man concerning His actions in the preceding respect, especially as these actions relate to the earth and to man.

Man is a latecomer in the universe.  He was created after Godís creation of the physical universe, after Godís creation of angels, and after God's government of the universe had been established and was in full operation.  Manís existence dates back only six millennia, and he was brought into existence for the specific purpose of replacing a disqualified provincial ruler in Godís kingdom, one who had been ruling for a prior unrevealed period of time.

Man was created to replace the ruler whom God had, in the beginning, placed over the earth (Ezekiel 28:14).  This ruler, Satan, disqualified himself because of his rebellion against Godís supreme power and authority (Isaiah 14:12-15).  And man was subsequently brought on the scene to take the scepter and with the woman rule this one province in Godís kingdom in the stead of Satan and his angels (Genesis 1:26-28).

Thus, matters surrounding manís fall and redemption both revolve around the reason for his creation ó ď. . . let them [the man and woman together] have dominion . . . .Ē

Satan knew why man had been created, and he immediately set about to effect manís disqualification (through disobedience), as he himself had been disqualified ó an act which, if successfully accomplished (as it was), would allow Satan (though disqualified) to continue holding the scepter (Genesis 3:1ff; cf. Luke 4:5, 6).

And redemption, remaining within the same framework of thought, simply has to do with God providing a means whereby He could not only bring man back into a right relationship with Himself but also a means whereby He could ultimately bring man into a realization of the purpose for which he had been created (Genesis 3:15; cf. Hebrews 2:5).

This is the manner in which Scripture not only begins in the book of Genesis but also concludes in the book of Revelation (22:1-5).  And all intervening Scripture must be viewed and understood within this same framework.

In the grace of our Savior,