Israel’s Christmas (Matthew 2:13-23)

So, Herod is trying to maintain his power and usurp the living God.  Herod is a wise ruler and has many years of experience.  He knows how to rule by his will to power.  Can he overrule the plan of the Lord?  Can the worldly ruler claim his power and see to it that the the Lord is not able to establish His rule and His kingdom? Is Herod then stronger than the Lord or does the Lord remind us why He is called the King of kings?