For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
Romans 1: 18
But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries
For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him,
he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8
We need to change our thinking about the world and all its wickedness being so very dangerous to considering what a dangerous and powerful God we have.
Sure, this world is a scary place.
And it’s even scarier when we consider that Satan is a roaring lion, seeking whoever he may devour.
That He is also a snake, who slithers into our safe places, and steals everything we love,
Everything we have.
But honestly, that sneaky roaring thing , with all of his MANY willing and often unknowing servants doing his bidding just can’t hold a candle to the One who makes the tempests swell and swallow up entire islands, while simultaneously guiding and protecting and blessing, and teaching every last one of the billions of people on the earth…
God’s nostrils breathe out smoke, and fire from His mouth devours the enemy!(2 Samuel 22)
And the all-consuming rage that Satan will one day be swept up in, carried away to the abyss will,
Once and for all,
Be our GREAT VICTORY!!
I know I sure don’t want to be counted as one of God’s enemies on the day he exacts vengeance on every evil thing!
He is so much more violent, dangerous, frightening than anything Satan will ever throw at us!
This brings me great peace.
To know His fury and rage for all the evil I have seen, for all the things Satan stole from me, for all the ways he deceived me…
For the sin that created cancer, abuse, betrayal, neglect, grave illness, murder, jealousy, hate, and every other evil thing…
There will be a grand, awful, brutal, savage
Suddenly, Satan doesn’t seem quite so intimidating, when we remember that God was the One who hovered over a world not yet created!
He will one day soon avenge us for every bloody wound the bully of our souls has doled out on us.
We will be free!
And evil will be finally tormented!
Come quickly, Lord Jesus.