“He will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries”
A disturbing video capturing a vicious beheading of a defenseless priest in Syria has compelled me to illustrate how ‘Jesus-hating evildoers’ will be made to tremble (and eternally perish) on the day of judgement when confronted with God’s wrath.
In our day, it is common for people to speak of God in one of two ways.
1. They are totally dismissive and proudly exhibit unbelief with bitter contempt and self righteous indignation
2. They are ignorant of divine attributes preferring an impotent, sentimental bystander, only to be referenced and acknowledged when most convenient or necessary
The Truth (which will be experienced with terrifying horror by those who viciously shed the blood of innocents) is that He is a Holy God to be feared.
The final day of judgement is swiftly approaching. God’s justice will be sudden and most severe. The tormentors will be tormented. Their punishment will far exceed their evil deeds – no matter how vile and depraved their transgressions. Regardless, they remain every bit deserving of the fiery hell that awaits them.
God’s Son (accompanied by His army of angels) will return. His second coming will mark the final demise of the wicked.
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great….
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”
- Revelation 16