The first thing we need to look at is the sovereignty of God. The meaning of sovereignty could be summed up in this way: To be sovereign is to possess supreme power and authority so that one is in complete control and can accomplish whatever he pleases. God’s sovereignty requires that He be absolutely free, which means simply that He must be free to do whatever He wills to do anywhere at any time to carry out His eternal purpose in every single detail without interference. God is said to be absolutely free because no one and nothing can hinder Him or compel Him or stop Him. He is able to do as He pleases always, everywhere, forever. To be thus free means also that He must possess universal authority. That He has unlimited power we know from the Scriptures and may deduce from certain other of His attributes.
God is subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: “Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:10) “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” (Ephesians 1:11) God worked everything by His plan.
God’s supremacy over the works of His hands is vividly depicted in Scripture. At His pleasure the Red Sea divided and its waters stood up as walls (Exodus 14); and the earth opened her mouth and guilty rebels went down alive into the pit (Numbers 14). When He so ordered, the sun stood still (Joshua 10); and on another occasion went backward ten degrees on the dial of Ahaz (Isaiah 38:8). To exemplify His supremacy, He made ravens carry food to Elijah (I Kings 17), iron to swim on top of the waters (II Kings 6:5), lions to be tame when Daniel was cast into their den, fire to burn not when the three Hebrews were flung into its flames. “The Lord does whatever pleases him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths.” (Psalm 135:6)
Personally I can tell you so many things God has done in my life. I know that there are things that He has done in my life that I don’t even know about. Do you believe in the Sovereignty of God? If you don’t, how can you believe that He knows the future?