Vengeance for the cause of Zion
The first word the God of Israel uses to describe Himself is “merciful.” That’s the way we like to think of Him. But He also says that He is holy and just which is why He must punish sin.
We’ve seen how He will discipline Israel before He is able to bless her. Now we must realize and recognize God’s punishment on the nations.
Have you ever considered that God is personally offended by sin; He considers those who sin His enemies.
As God warned in the Abrahamic Covenant, He is especially offended when Gentiles hurt His first-born son, Israel. In the Tribulation, God’s jealous fury is vented on the Gentile nations.
Come near, you nations, to hear;
And heed, you people!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in it,
The world and all things that come forth from it.
For the indignation of the Lord is against all nations,
And His fury against all their armies;
He has utterly destroyed them,
He has given them over to the slaughter.
Also their slain shall be thrown out;
Their stench shall rise from their corpses,
And the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
All the host of heaven shall be dissolved,
And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll;
All their host shall fall down
As the leaf falls from the vine,
And as fruit falling from a fig tree.
“For My sword shall be bathed in heaven;
Indeed it shall come down on Edom,
And on the people of My curse, for judgment.
The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,
It is made overflowing with fatness,
With the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
The wild oxen shall come down with them,
And the young bulls with the mighty bulls;
Their land shall be soaked with blood,
And their dust saturated with fatness.”
For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance,
The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
For the wages of sin is death, but the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
PRAY AND PROCLAIM TO YOUR CHURCH AND LEADERS OF YOUR NATION TO REPENT AGAINST ANY HATRED OF ISRAEL.