“Revenge Is Mine” Says The Lord

14th July

The the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulphur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night, forever and ever.”

Revelation 20:10

Do you get fed up with the daily battle against sin? The constant temptation to dishonour God, the sinful emotions that sometimes rear their ugly head, and the desires to live a lifestyle contrary to God’s best for you? You are not alone. Even the great apostle Paul had areas of weakness (although it doesn’t clearly state that it was sin he struggled with!). Yet we can be greatly encouraged that one day it will end!

There is a reason that God said that vengeance is His. It is because His judgements are always perfect and always in line with His divine will. He is the only One that can pronounce correct judgement on someone else because He is 100% perfect all the time. The greatest of these judgements is when the enemy will finally get defeated once and for all.

His dirty tactics will no longer be able to cause us to stumble. His native language of lies and slander will be silenced. His deceptive and divisive thoughts will no longer we able to tempt us. Pain, sorrow and death will burn with him and all those who have chosen to give themselves to him. There is no fairy tale story for those who want to say yes to the enemy and no to God, who choose to live self satisfying lifestyles here on earth. There is a judgement at the end and the enemy knows his fate already.

Yet for those who believe, for those who give themselves wholly to Jesus, who submit to His ways and commands, there is eternal life. A life without being an enemy of God, without facing His vengeance. An eternal, everlasting life of abiding in the very presence and love of Almighty God. We know how it ends. We are on the winning side. Which side to do you choose?

God’s Ever-shining Glory

13th July

For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May Your glory shine over all the earth.”

Psalm 108:4-5

God is so faithful. Because He is so faithful He will always get the glory. He even makes bad situations in our lives work out for good so He gets the glory. The question is do we give Him the praise when bad situations get fixed? Do we give Him the glory and praise He deserves?

If you think that you have run out of things to praise God for then have a read of Psalm 111:4, “He causes us to remember His wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord!” In fact God is so great that “everything He does, reveals His glory and Majesty.” We cannot hide from the majestic works of our God. We cannot run from His mercy and faithfulness. His love is inescapable. His glory shines over all the earth.

As we start a new week, let us think upon the goodness of God. Let us rejoice in the blessings of Almighty. Let us ask God to remind us of anything we have not thanked Him for. When you see His glory, praise Him. He loves to be told how great His works are. He delights in our worshipful admiration. In fact He created the beauty of this world to reveal Himself to His creation. Even if you are facing a challenging situation this week, know that God is already working in your situation, so He can be glorified and you can be set free.

Don’t hold back.. Praise Him.