Let’s take another look at why these judgments from God need to come. Revelations 19:2 says, “true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her." God’s judgments remove those who are destroying the earth (with its people) with their wickedness and who refuse to repent. The twenty-four elders in heaven praise God at the seventh trumpet and say "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty…Because You have taken Your great power and reigned” (See Rev. 11:17). Every believer agrees that it’s good when God is ruling by His power, but for God to rule in His power in all the earth, those who are in opposition must be removed. People cringe at the idea of God killing people, but the judgments of God will do just that at the end of the age. Keep in mind that God says in Ezekiel 33:11, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” He doesn’t want anyone to perish at anytime, but at the end of the age He will remove all those who refuse to repent. Jesus talked along this same theme in Luke 13:1-5. It says, “There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."”
God has a wonderful plan; a plan that is beyond what we could ask or think. Revelation 21:3 gives us a glimpse of what is coming; it says, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.” God’s original intent will be realized and seen! How wonderful to think of the fullness God abiding with His people. There will be no veil, no darkness, nothing that hinders the perfection of love from being with His people.
Jesus says in Revelation 22:20, "Surely I am coming quickly." We respond, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (verse 21)
May God bless you richly with revelation knowledge as you continue to study His Word. Thank you for reading and following along with this blog.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan