Revelation 13:5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.


No matter how scary the characters in the book of Revelation are, The only authority they have or are able to exercise is the authority that they are given permission to have for a season of time. No matter how dim things get, God is in control of everything we read in Revelation.


Revelation represents many of the fears of man. Darkness ruling, persecution, pain, loss, and death. However if we look closely, God is in control of everything. He allows certain things to happen and gives permission for other things to happen, but it’s never not in His control. This should help us today as we live our lives. There will be things that will happen that don’t make sense or that are difficult for us to go through, but we must remember who is in control. If we trust the one in control we understand that nothing gets out of his hands or slips past Him. Everything has a time, a season and if we are in Christ, pain, loss and fear are only temporary.


Father thank you for reminding me today who is in control. I am so glad that you have the keys and are in the driver’s seat.