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God Will Judge

November 6, 2017

God is holy. This is good news and this is bad news. In Psalm 7 David finds great comfort in the righteousness of God that judges righteously. In the same Psalm David warns the wicked of the judgment waiting them if they do not turn from their wickedness. Because God is holy His judgment is always righteous. The Holy God judges men according to the standard of His Holy character. He punishes men for their wickedness and the judgment He executes is always in accord with the seriousness of their sin.

The book of Revelation presents the magnitude of the rebellious world’s hatred against God the Son. During the time of the Great Tribulation humanity will be nearly abandoned to its sinfulness. All manner of wickedness will be promoted by the kingdom of the Antichrist. In those final days all Christians will face severe persecution. The kingdom of the Antichrist, called in the Bible Babylon the Great, will be so violent the Bible describes it as making itself drunk with the blood of the saints.

The days of the Antichrist’s reign will be very brief. After a few short years the evil world empire will crumble. When Babylon the Great falls all heaven will erupt with rejoicing. John says in Revelation 19:1, “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are His judgments.” The child of God will rejoice the righteous judgment of God.

When God sits in judgment the righteous will praise Him. When God stands up in His wrath and pours out judgment upon the world the redeemed will have cause for great rejoicing. At that day mankind will finally understand the true horror of man’s rebellion against God. Humanity will finally comprehend the true depravity of the human heart. We will know what it means to despise the Son of God. We will know the horror of refusing the God of Heaven. We will know the sin- “sin” is far too small a word for such a massive bulk of bloodlust, selfishness, vice and violence- of nailing God the Son to a cross. We will know the mammoth atrociousness which sought to trample under foot the Creator. When we finally understand the depths of the infamy of iniquity then we will rejoice with great rejoicing because God is just. We will rejoice to see God’s holiness exalted. We will praise Him for the vindication of His righteousness. Because God is the righteous judge the righteous can say, “I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the new of the Lord most high.”


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