This short letter is for those who still hold fast to the truth, yet not fully or in complete knowledge of all the attributes of the Most High, that God is love, that it is His overriding attribute.
God’s love is balanced perfectly with His perfect justice, balanced as perfectly as His mercy is with His righteous judgment.
“And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” (Rev. 6:10)
These are those under the throne of God who were killed for standing against the evil of the days of the Tribulation time, who were beheaded for standing on the Rock of their salvation, who did not love their lives to the end. They are not Christians, for the last of those hid in Christ left at the Rapture, yet they are still our brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Here is the subject matter of this poorly written letter, these people want vengeance upon those who killed them. They are not asking for the Almighty to have mercy on them, to call them to Himself, to have pity on those who took their lives. They want the Lord to kill them and send them to hell.
These were persecuted for His name’s sake, just as millions have been before and are even as you read these words, they prayed for those who were doing so, as we have, they did not repay evil with evil, but in actions of love because they know eternal love and the price that was paid for them, they did not seek for their enemy to be eternally punished by the Most High, but now they do.
“Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.” (Psalm 109:10)
“I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.” (Psalm 139:22)
Not Christian thoughts? Was David still a man after God’s own heart when the Holy Spirit led him to pen these words, are we, who have been crucified with Christ led down a different path to heaven than those who came before Christ suffered and rose from the dead?
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matt. 5:44)
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
Does the Living God use men to exact his vengeance upon the heathen, or are we to wait for an angel to arrive to do His work, for the ground to open up and swallow them down to the depths of hell? Are we to trust those evil men in positions of authority to exact righteous judgment while they themselves are not held to the same standards and laws they have set for all?
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16)
“They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.” (Neh. 4:17)
These under the throne did not exact vengeance against those who killed them, but they want vengeance, not mercy.
Are there two Gods or one?
Are there two ways to heaven?
No, only one.
Are we to pray for those who despitefully use us. Yes. Are we to ask the Lord to cast them into eternal darkness for all eternity because of what they did to us? I leave you with that question my friends, and it is one that I would highly suggest you contemplate and contemplate at great length and depth, because it is what those who will be under the throne will ask for, and if you are hid in Christ you will be in the Kingdom of the Living God to hear them say it.
How will you react when you hear those words with your own ears at that moment may be different than how you receive them today, for you will by then have been glorified, and no longer seeing through that glass darkly.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matt. 22:14)
Those who are not will suffer eternally. When the knowledge of that truth brings joy to your heart, you will understand this letter.