Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. Daniel 10:20
This passage is so revealing! It tells us how governments or rulerships are determined. To read just chapter ten of Daniel is to view the ultimate source of power of who runs the world. Nations are involved in a heavenly struggle. Michael fights. Persia will be ousted to be replaced by Greece.
We may be accustomed to think we determine things by our votes and resolve. May I say it is the angel Michael who determines such things, and they occur in the second heaven, not at a polling booth. This is way out of our league. Daniel is not a book about politics, but of heaven-determined governments.
There are those who feel that man determines his own fate. A preacher once said, "If you want to be in charge, then create your own universe and all the people in it. This present creation is not run by you, but by God."