God of vengeance, rise and judge the earth!
Psalms 94:1-23 God of vengeance, Lord, rise and judge the earth! Repay the arrogant as they deserve! Lord, how long will the ungodly peoples continue? Evildoers are full of boasting and they oppress Your chosen peoples. They damage Your Holy Land and commit murder against the righteous, saying: their God does not see, He pays no heed. Nahum 1:2, Jeremiah 12:9-17
Take heed yourselves, most stupid of people, you fools, can you not understand that He who fashioned the ear can hear and the eye can see? Does He who instructs the nations not correct them? The Teacher of mankind has all knowledge and he knows the thoughts of everyone, He knows they how futile they are.
Happy are the ones whom You discipline, Lord, and instruct in Your Laws. You grant them relief from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the ungodly. The Lord will not abandon His people, or forsake His chosen nation, for justice will again be joined to righteousness and all who are upright in heart will follow it.
Who will rise up for Me against the ungodly and take a stand against the evildoers? If You, Lord, had not been my helper, I would have died, when I made mistakes, You helped and supported me. When anxious thoughts filled my heart, Your comfort brought me joy.
Can corrupt justice be allied with You? Those who conspire mischief under the cover of the law, try to condemn the innocent, but You, my God, are my Rock and refuge. The Lord will repay them for their sins and destroy then for their wickedness. The Lord, our God will judge them and take vengeance for their misdeeds.
Psalms 97:1-12 The Lord reigns, righteousness and justice are His foundation. The heavens proclaim Him and all peoples can see His glory. Cloud and thick darkness enfold Him, fire goes ahead of Him and consumes His enemies on every side. His lightning flash lights up the world, the earth sees and trembles. Mountains melt like wax at His approach, Zion hears and all her cities are happy at Your judgements. Let the earth be glad, those in the coasts and islands rejoice! He is in control, may all who worship false idols be put to shame, for You, our God, are far above all other gods.
The Lord loves those who hate evil, He keeps His loyal servants safe and delivers them from the power of the wicked. A harvest of light comes upon the righteous and joy to the upright in heart. You that are righteous, rejoice in the Lord and praise His Holy Name. Reference: REB,NIV. Some verses condensed.
‘The Lord will rise and judge the earth’, in His great and terrible Day of vengeance and wrath. Zephaniah 1:14-18, Revelation 6:12-17 This will be a worldwide event, a fire judgement – quite different and years before the battle at Armageddon, where a visible Jesus kills the army of the Anti- Christ. What is described above, is the Lord’s punishment on the enemy nations – ‘they fall into a pit of their own making’. Psalms 7:15-16 The Lord is not seen at this time, therefore it must be before His Return in glory. Psalms 18:7-15, Isaiah 63:1-6, Isaiah 66:15-16, Amos 1:1-15, Hebrews 10:27
‘The Holy Land is happy at His judgements’. All the godless peoples are gone, but ‘His loyal servants are kept safe, they will rejoice and praise Him’, as every faithful Christian goes and live in all the Holy Land, in the new nation of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5, Ezekiel 34:11-31