Well first of all be sure that God is GoOD! This topic came to mind as I recently saw the news on the pile of trash that is twice the size of the state of Texas and is slowly moving towards Hawaii and the west coast of the United States. This pile of trash includes tires, sofas, clothes, and just about anything else you can think of and probably a good part of the nearly 3-4000 bodies that have not been found in Tohoku, Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on May 11, 2011.
In a recent discussion with a man of the muslim faith, we got into the topic of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple which took place in 70 AD about 40 years after Jesus was crucified. I was quite surprised when this man stood firm on the destruction as he stated that it was God's judgement against the Jewish people at that time. I knew he was correct but what really amazed me was the fact that I could tell he felt that those that destroyed it had done the right thing. Please be aware that it was NOT only Rome that destroyed Jerusalem at that time but also the hired mercenaries which include the descendents of Esau which would be the arabs or muslims today. He was correct that God will bring such judgement on people by the hands of other nations and people as we see in the Book of Daniel with the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon in 600 BC. I must add here though that although God used a pagan nation to bring destruction, God also said that He would later bring destruction upon those He had used for that particular time in history. As we search history we can easily see that God did eventually also bring judgement upon the babylonians that destroyed Jerusalem in 600 BC. and be sure He will do the same with those that destroyed it in 70 AD.
Now all of this may seem a little hard to chew but it all comes down to this. God will always judge unrighteousness but the good news is He will also bless anyone at anytime that repents of their unrighteousness! Righteous Daniel spent about 60 years or so captive, in the middle of an unrighteous nation and it amazes me when I read at how firm he remained faithful to his God in the middle of all of it. Daniel is a very good example of God's protection upon His faithful people during any type of judgement that may fall around them.
Psalm 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, BUT it shall NOT come nigh thee.
I think it is quite clear to anyone that honestly knows their bible that judgement will fall upon the entire earth one day as it returns to the state that it was in at the days of Noah. Matthew 24:37-39 But we as Christians must know that God is GoOD and have the faith of Daniel in the middle of it all.
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy Name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Get ready saints, stand firm and KNOW that God is GoOD!
God bless you!
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