Pastor Tim Romero
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Joel 3:20-21 (ESV): 20 But Judah shall be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem to all generations. 21 I will avenge their blood, blood I have not avenged, for the Lord dwells in Zion."
Jesus is the original avenger. He declares that not one ounce of blood shed on His behalf will go unpunished. He will avenge those who were struck down for His name sake.
From the beginning of time man has operated in the spirit of the Devil, to steal, kill and destroy. It was Cain who killed Abel because his sacrifice was well pleasing to God. The devil hates to see God get glory! This is the catalyst for persecution.
In Revelation 6 when the fifth seal is opened we find the martyrs of the church crying out "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? (Rev 6:10)." The Lord responds that He will avenge them once the number of those who were to be killed as they were killed (Rev 6:11). The time is coming very soon when He will avenge those who have been slain for their faith. Never fear persecution Christian! The Lord is totally in control and He will never allow anything to happen that He is not taking note of. He is our sanctuary and peace forever and ever and He will avenge every wrong done to those who belong to Him. Amen?
Father, we thank You for being our all in all. We need nothing but You. May we serve You with all our hearts no matter the cost. We rest in Your plan and trust You to see us through all things in Jesus name we pray, amen.