The Lord will take His vengeance
Zephaniah 1:7 -
Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
Does our God take revenge?
YES that too in the worst manner one can not imagine. The Lord says in the scriptures 'vengeance is Mine' and the 'loves to oppress'.
It is only because He is a merciful God that He is slow to anger and give sufficient time to people to change and turn back. The word 'Jealous' which the Lord uses to call Himself as a Jealous God, Jealous is His Name. The word does not mean envy as we assume but it is a term described in Hebrew as 'possessiveness of a parent to its child'.
Our God is very possessive of His children and if someone hurts them He is not going to forget it. He will give time for that person to repent, lots of time. But one day He will exercise His anger in full. I can give you many life examples but let me give you one from the Bible.
Take the case of the Midianites who obstructed the journey of the Israelites when they had just come out of Egypt and were not organized as an army. They again were the cause of the death of thousands of Israelites because they seduced them to worship their gods and a caused a plague from the Lord fall upon the Israelites (very symbolic to what the fallen angels did to man).
The Lord had told Moses not to spare the men, women and even the children of the Midinates and this after giving them years to repent and change, but the time only hardened them further to do worst.
Our God has been patience and tolerant since ages, but He has not forgotten any of the atrocities done to His people. He is soon going to revenge it with His fury.
Also take the case of the revenge which was taken on the Jews for killing Jesus. After 70 years millions of Jews were crucified by the Romans, so much so that there was not wood left to make crosses. But the Christians among them fled to the mountains because they adjured to the warnings in the Gospels.
God's people will be safe even through these disasters if they adjure to the Word, but those responsible for the atrocities against His people will be utterly destroyed.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are a Father of love, but You also get very angry when your children are hurt. Lord, your people have been crying through ages for revenge. They have been persecuted from the start and still are. Lord as promised in your Word let your anger fall, but let none of your own be hurt. Let the world know that they can no longer ignore You. You are Almighty and Just God...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous [means parental possessiveness], is a jealous God:
6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.
11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh [means deep hollow - referred to as the Babylon in Revelations 18] , for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Numbers 31:1-6, 14-17
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.
4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. [Symbolic to the 144000 of Revelations who figth Satan, the beast, the false prophet and their armies]
6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.
7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
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