God set all these events up in order to bring about judgment on Herod.
Society is no different today than back then. There will always be those like Herod--using their authority to oppose truth.
God’s people have always suffered under such rulers and authorities.
Not every evil leader is judged like Herod but God does watch over his people.
Christians then did not have any political clout and didn’t trust the system to deliver them.
While we do participate in our countries politics, ultimately it is our time in prayer and trust in God, not activism, that brings about God’s plan.
God works when churches pray and Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.