Vengeance needed by God
We have been talking a lot about vengeance, and the day of vengeance of God as in Isaiah 61:2.
"To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn," (Isaiah 61:2).
In Isaiah 47:3 God talks about vengeance towards the demons that control spiritual Babylon. I believe this chapter also refers to witchcraft and Jezebel spirits of control and manipulation.
We have been discussing how we, as we overcome difficult situations and especially curses in our lives, do indeed take vengeance on behalf of God on our spiritual enemies. I believe that this manifests in sending the demons to an early retirement to the Pit. I do not believe that it is Gods plan for us to wait until His personal second coming for this day of vengeance, but that we can experience a piece of that second coming and judgement now, on earth.
It occurred to me today how God must feel about this vengeance.
Gods only way of redeeming us from the works of Satan was to take out His wrath on Jesus his beloved and only Son. In effect, God poured out His wrath on Himself in order to save us from the penalty of sin. True, Gods wrath is now appeased on Jesus, however how must He feel having done such a thing to His only Son?
I submit that the way He feels is "vengeance." He might be saying, "Satan, since you were responsible for Me having to destroy My own Son, you will pay! Not only will you pay, but it will be my Son Jesus at the Cross who will initiate the penalty coming on you. Those who are redeemed by His blood will complete your vengeance. My own children will pour out My vengeance on you!"
In Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation Jesus is diligently seeking for overcomers. Will you sign up for duty by turning your curses into blessings?
"And they [the martyrs] cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" (Revelation 6:10).
Larry Chkoreff, March, 2001