“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.”
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?