Christians have a double relationship to political power and secular government. Secular authority is real and it’s ordained of God. But there is a higher level of authority: spiritual authority. It's divine authority. It's authority on a heavenly level.
In the last resort, it's the Christian that has the influence and we are under an obligation to control the destiny of the nations.
The earth is full of forces and people that are opposed to the Lord Jesus Christ and these anti-Christian forces are getting stronger and stronger and more and more active and more and more blatant. But the Lord is ruling in the midst of His enemies. Out of the midst of the assembled company of God’s people is going forth divine authority to subdue the nations and bring their destinies into line with the purposes of God.