Monday, April 11, 2011
My first reaction was "GROSS!" Then I reread and noticed the Heaven's response to God's wrathful judgment:
...because You judged these things; for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.
Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments." is what the altar says. The Mercy Seat strongly affirms our Father's judgments are right, honorable and virtuous. Mercy no longer seeks mercy.
The reaction from earth, offered to God's wrath: they did not repent so as to give Him glory... they did not repent of their deeds.
Hmmm....they do deserve it. Make no mistake.
Holy Father God, You are righteous and pure. You are good and what You do is good. You have been so patient throughout the ages of earth to pour this particular cup of wrath upon its recipients...so long, the victims wondered when. But Your timing is perfect, Your heart is blameless and Yours ways are perpetually excellent. I can only praise You. Praise and honor and glory and majesty and authority and love and adoration are Yours, Sovereign King of the Universe. Please keep me from pressing on Your patience.