God is sovereign over the nations. The government is on the shoulders of Jesus, the Messiah (Isaiah 9:5-6). God raises up nations and God brings nations down. The king’s heart is in the hands of the Lord. The rulers of the earth may take counsel against the Lord and against His Anointed One, but all in vain. God will only laugh at them. He shall break them with a rod of iron (Psalm 2). Only God is sovereign.
For decades the debate has been carried on in our country – which is sovereign, the Federal government or the states? The word “sovereignty” was never attributed to governments, local or otherwise, by our founding fathers. They realized that only God is sovereign. Our sovereign God has ordained men on earth to be civil rulers.
The state is under God, not God under the state.
Thoburn, R.L. (1984). The Christian and Politics. 2nd edition. Thoburn Press, Tyler, p. 50