The Lord works with or against the nations

Zechariah Bible Background

12.27.2017 – Old Testament: Zec 6.5–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Zechariah 4–6 on December 27, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

From our vantage point, it seems that God is not in control, but learn to see things the way He does and read the Scriptures to learn that He does work with the nations, manipulating them for His own pleasure, as He showed Zechariah,

And the angel answered and said to me, “These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Lord of all the earth. The one with the black horses is going to the north country, the white are going after them, and the dappled are going toward the south country” (Zechariah 6.5–6).

We may have questions about the things that the nations do, but always remember that He uses His vast armies in heaven to do whatever He wants done. Nations would do best to cooperate with Him, allowing Christians and the church free course to do as the Lord has instructed them to do.


  • What questions do you have about the way the Lord works with your nation?
  • Do you pray to God about your nation?

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