15. Angels come protecting us

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As a Christian, have you ever experienced anything that went well beyond expectations?
Something that surprised you, where it felt like you were being adjusted or protected?
A protection that you often think back to?
Or did you receive ‘in a remarkable way’ an answer to a pressing question?
An answer that surprised you?
Many Christians have had similar experiences.
It is quite possible that this was the work of angels. But what will happen during the tribulation when we need the protection most?

Theme: In this article we will discuss the unique protective role of angels.

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14. Vengeance is Mine!

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NKJV (Romans 12:19) 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
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Seeing all the unmercifulness and injustice in the world can make us sad and angry.
God has created a grandiose creation and has written down in Scripture, how we should love one another. As Christians, give room to wrath, we ourselves don’t have to intervene:

NKJV (Psalm 4: 4) 4 Be angry, and do not sin….

Only God (YHWH) as Creator has the full right to retaliate the wrath.
Jesus encouraged us, to save the peace under oppression:

NKJV (John 16:33) 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
NKJV (Matthew 5: 38-42) 38 You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

So as a Christian, do not ever repay someone’s bad behavior:

NKJV (1 Thessalonians 5: 15-18) 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

For our own saving, let us carefully follow Jesus’ example and words:

NKJV (Psalm 2:12) 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
NKJV (John 3:36) 36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

We can rely entirely on God, our righteous Creator will repay evil.
Just as during the flood – in the days of Noah – the wicked were wiped of the earth, so will in the last of days the wicked be destroyed by the violence of nature.

The theme of this article is: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

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13. And behold, a greater than Jonah is here!

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KJV (Matthew 12:41) 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here! ———————————————————————————————————

The events of Jonah – as written in the book of Jonah – go far beyond fleeing for a mission from God or a 3-day stay in a big fish.
By means of this book God wanted to show us something of the future, of the conversion of people.
The book of Jonah therefore also provides insight into the time, in which we have now arrived.
But first we will start with the run-up to the events of Jonah.

What all happened after the global flood

The wickedness of the people in Noah’s days grieved God in His heart. (Gen. 6: 5-8)
Because God asked them to, Noah and his 3 sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth with their wives entered the ark:

NKJV (Genesis 7:13) 13 On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark–

Cush, a son of Ham, begat Nimrod:

KJV (Genesis 10: 8-12) 8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

The Jewish historian Flavius ​​Josephus wrote the following: ‘Asshur lived in the city of Nineveh and called his subjects Assyrians’  (Antiquities, i, vi, 4)

Theme; The Assyrian world power and what the report means to us in these days.

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