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.

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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10. The great war at Har–Mágedon

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The great war at Har–Mágedon; God’s final war

In the last newsletter we discussed the visions of Ezekiel on the New Jerusalem; to live in freedom and carefree on the New Earth.

In that vision was evidenced that Gog and Magog will be fulfilled on the new earth, and not in the last days of the ‘old’ heaven and earth.
This turned out i.a. from Ezekiel 38:11, which describes that the houses will be without latch and gates.
Also, the scripture from Zechariah below describes the New Jerusalem on the new earth:

KJV (Zechariah 14: 4) 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

That this text part is also about the New Earth can be derived by the living water that flows from the throne in the New Jerusalem in verse 8:

KJV (Zechariah 14: 8) 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
(See also Ezekiel 47: 1-5 and Revelation 22: 1-2)

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9. The visions of Ezekiel

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The visions of Ezekiel on the New Jerusalem;
         living in freedom and carefree on the New Earth

In the last newsletter we discussed some of Daniel visions, such as the succession of world powers and the horn with eyes and a mouth speaking great things.
In this newsletter we will discuss a number of visions of Ezekiel, a contemporary of Daniel.
It is almost certain that both Daniel as Ezekiel in their youth heard about Jeremiah, when he prophesied the warning messages in Jerusalem.
A brief history of the kings of Judah during their exile:

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