How Long? Why do The Wicked Prosper?

How Long? Why do The Wicked Prosper?

TONIGHT WE ARE SPEAKING ON THE SUBJECT ASKED BY MANY as they look on the forces of darkness round about and their prosperity, and this question is also asked in the book of Jeremiah 12:1 “Righteous art thou, O YAHWEH, wherefore I plead with thee. Let me talk with thee of thy judgements. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? Wherefore are they seemingly happy though they deal very treacherously?”

Then the Psalmist asked this question somewhat differently:

“There are the ungodly who seem to be prospering in the world and they seem to increase their riches. “As this question is asked, the Psalmist asks: ‘Why?’ How long. And what does this indicate? In connection with this there are some things that we must understand concerning the program of God’s Kingdom, because it is very important in our understanding of this situation. In the 37th Psalm, we are given a little good advice in verses 1 through 6:

“Fret not thyself because of evil doers. Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in YAHWEH and do good. So shalt thou dwell in the land and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in YAHWEH, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto YAHWEH, and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as a light and thy judgement as the noonday.”

Now, we will come back to this chapter later because there is more of it. But the question is’ ‘why do the wicked seem to prosper?’ The reason for their prosperity is described in the instructions God has given you. For the people who make up God’s household came from heaven to earth and into a hostile world. Remember that long before your race came to earth, the powers of darkness and the forces of evil had taken over the populations of earth. They had even brought in populations subordinate to their design. They violated the basic principals of divine law. And they even sought to establish permanent headquarters not only in the earth, but in the Milky Way System. A rather unique thing to remember is that Lucifer the great Archangel controlled about 1/4 of the Universe.