The Vengeance of God!

Notice what Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 61:2

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Notice In between the acceptable year of the Lord and to comfort all who mourn is the day of vengeance of our God. 

The real question is ... who is the Lord really taking vengeance on?

Who is the real enemy of the Lord ? 

Who are the ones where over and over God says that all of his enemies will soon become His footstool? 

Didn’t God tell us that even when we were yet his enemies Christ died for us? 

Remember we were all at one time the enemies of God... but in our own minds ! 

God has never been our enemy!!! 

we were Gods enemy in our own deceived minds !!

We were enemies because of the deception and lies that we believed, but we heard and embraced the truth of the gospel and it set us free to then receive Gods love and enter into a place of His Rest.

Listen to what the Apostle Paul says in Colossians.

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight- Colossians 1:21-22

This is a done deal for everyone!!! But only those who are persuaded to believe it will benefit from it ..

Its also interesting to note that a Footstool is a place of Rest and Relaxation.. but its also a place of submission and instruction. 

Sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His word.

Could it be that the main enemy that God is taking vengeance are the lies that have kept those in whom God has always loved from seeing and receiving His love and from entering into Gods Rest? 

For we who have believed do enter that rest, Hebrews 4

I mean sometimes we have to wander around in the wilderness of legalism for a while before we eventually wake up to the truth about the grace , goodness and love that God has for us.

Maybe our real call is to love the hell and deception right out of people? 

Doesn’t God tell us to love our enemies and to even feed our enemies so that we would be just like him? 

We need to understand that our true enemies are not people nor is it any one political party.. 

our true enemy is the one like the wizard of oz behind the curtain pulling all the levers of lies and deception..our true enemy is the father of lies.

Even if our gospel message is veiled, it is only veiled to those who are perishing, for their minds have been blinded by the god of this age, leaving them in unbelief. Their blindness keeps them from seeing the dayspring light of the wonderful news of the glory of Jesus Christ, who is the divine image of God. 

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

At one time we were all blind and in our own minds to the love of God.. 

We were all the enemies of God, but God has never been our enemy.. God has always loved us. 

God in His infinite wisdom will continue to pursue and instruct all those who oppose themselves.. until all his enemies become His footstool.