I will take vengeance in anger and wrath against the nations that have not obeyed Me.

The title of this post comes from Micah 5:15.  Micah 5 has prophecy about the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  It also mentions about the wrath that will be poured out against nations that refused to obey the Lord.

Micah 5


Now, daughter who is under attack, you slash yourself in grief;
a siege is set against us! They are striking the judge of Israel
on the cheek with a rod.


2 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.


3 Therefore, He will abandon them until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of His brothers will return
to the people of Israel.


4 He will stand and shepherd them in the strength of Yahweh,
in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.
They will live securely, for then His greatness will extend
to the ends of the earth.


5 He will be their peace. When Assyria invades our land,
when it marches against our fortresses,
we will raise against it seven shepherds,
even eight leaders of men.

6 They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod with a drawn blade.
So He will rescue us from Assyria when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.
The Glorious and Purified Remnant

7 Then the remnant of Jacob will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for anyone or linger for mankind.

8 Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples and tears as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them.


9 Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries,
and all your enemies will be destroyed.


10 In that day—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
I will remove your horses from you
and wreck your chariots.


11 I will remove the cities of your land
and tear down all your fortresses.


12 I will remove sorceries from your hands,
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.


13 I will remove your carved images
and sacred pillars from you
so that you will not bow down again
to the work of your hands.


14 I will pull up the Asherah poles from among you
and demolish your cities.


15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath
against the nations that have not obeyed Me.

Blow The Trumpet In Zion with Lyrics

26 thoughts on “I will take vengeance in anger and wrath against the nations that have not obeyed Me.

  1. If this viewpoint and mentality could be delivered to politicians and leaders that they stand under scrutiny from the Lord almighty day to day, then maybe their actions would become more balanced.

    Id say that the western world has been in a moral freefall since roughly the end of the Vietnam war when eastern spirituality and drugs became ‘normalized’ in society.
    Only way to minimize the impact of landing When we hit bottom is to open the parachute of Jesus Christ salvation.
    And after that the same parachute can be used to glide around to bring the message of salvation and restoration.
    Timely post again JC!

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    1. Hi Stig-Ove,

      I agree with your sense of timing about moral decline in the West. I think the JFK assassination was a big turning point in America. With Kennedy out of the way it opened the door for the Vietnam War.

      So for my entire life I have lived during the decline of Babylon! Thank God He pulled me out spiritually.


  2. Daily Devotional — 1/10/17

    When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25

    Throughout the Bible, God reveals that He is always in control over His vast universe and even our seemingly insignificant lives. Here is a true-life story from a member of the persecuted church:

    “I was the only convert of a man who died thinking he was useless to God. Both our crimes were for violent robbery and we actually shared a prison cell together.

    “He told me about how—by mistake—he had been placed into a cell with a group of Christians. They were singing hymns at night and praising God together. He saw them as a soft touch and robbed them of their food parcels. He even beat them to show who was boss. For the first time in years he felt powerful again. But somehow they were not afraid of him and repeatedly shared their faith in Christ.

    “One day in a fit of anger he took his knife to kill one of them. But something—or Someone—blocked him from bringing down the knife. For the first time, he was up against a force more powerful than himself, and one he could not understand. At that moment he put his trust in Christ. The prison authorities realized he had been allocated to the wrong cell and they moved him to solitary confinement. There he pleaded with God, ‘Lord, let me witness to Your power and love before I die.’

    “One night the prison was overcrowded and I was put into his cell. I could see he was far-gone, barely conscious. He beckoned me close to his lips told me all about Jesus and how He loved me and wanted to save me. “When I woke up in the morning, he was cold and dead. I was to be moved to a hard labor camp that day but the truck that was to take me there broke down. So I ended up in another cell—the one full of Christians.

    “My truck was delayed a week. In that time the Christians told me the whole story about this man. They were delighted to learn he had witnessed to me before he died. The night before I was moved, I too trusted Christ.

    “That’s the strength of suffering for Christ. It kept a dying man going because he wanted to witness. It kept those Christian prisoners buoyant all through their captivity. It gave me hope when I looked ahead at eight years of hard labor camp. I would have died if not for Christ.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will live in the awareness and peace that God has everything under

    control—no matter what storms I face.

    PRAYER: Pray that all those living in conditions as described above will also understand God’s purposes for their lives and realize the strength and meaningfulness in suffering for Christ.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  3. I would recommend to anyone reading the books the Israel omen 1&2. They lay out a real pattern of how the Us has been struck by natural disasters every time after making political descisions that harm Israel.

    Each of them have been more serious than the previous. So there seems to something very tangible to look for When you look for it!


    1. Stig, I don’t know anything about that person but did find this Youtube video recording of “It’s Supernatural” with Sid Roth who interviews the author of those books “The Israel Omen 1 & 2” — David Brennan. I haven’t watch this yet myself.

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      1. Have not seen that. But its the same guy who wrote the books.

        I recommend because january 15 will commence talks in Un New York to split Israel and create 2 states.

        So rumbling might be heading your way. Literally!


    2. I heard Mena Lee Grebin walk about the same pattern.

      Obama is making a lot of big, ominous moves right before he supposedly leaves office.


  4. Daily Devotional — 1/11/17

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

    A tribal king had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) as well as the lives of others and remarking, “This is good!” He based it on two scriptures: one that says that it is God’s will that we be thankful for ALL circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18); and Romans 8:28 which assures us that God can turn every situation (good or bad) into ultimate good. The king loved his friend’s positive outlook and took him with him wherever he went.

    One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. As the king fired his gun at a pheasant that flew up from the long grass, the rifle backfired and blew off his right thumb. Looking at the king’s bleeding hand; his friend remarked as usual, “This is good!”

    The king was angry and replied, “No, this is NOT good!” and proceeded to send his friend to jail for his insensitivity.

    About a year later, the king was hunting all alone in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured him and took him to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, and were going to cook him in a big pot. As they set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb on his right hand. Being very superstitious, cannibals never eat anyone who is less than perfect. So they released the king.

    Walking home he kept staring at his right hand without a thumb. “This IS good!” he said out loud. He was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his shabby treatment of his friend. So he went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend.

    “You were right,” he said, “it was good that my thumb was blown off.” And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. “And so, I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this.”

    “No,” his friend replied as usual, “This is good!” “What do you mean, ‘This is good?’ How could it be good that I put my friend in jail for over a year?” “Well,” replied his friend, “if I had not been here in jail, I would have been out there with you!”

    In our SSTS seminars we share this story early in the sessions and for the rest of the time together holding up four fingers on the right hand (with a hidden thumb) communicates clearly the message: THIS IS GOOD!

    RESPONSE: Today I will focus by faith on the potential good that God wants to bring out of the negative challenges I face in my life.

    PRAYER: Pray that all persecuted Christians will respond to their daily challenges with this faith perspective.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.


  5. I will be writing up a post about 2 distinct dreams I had last night. In between these dreams, I thought I heard this several times —
    “Look at Isaiah 2:19”. Here’s that verse:

    People will go into caves in the rocks
    and holes in the ground,
    away from the terror of the Lord
    and from His majestic splendor,
    when He rises to terrify the earth.


    1. Looking forward to the post. That verse reminds me of the last part of Revelation 6:

      “Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'”

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  6. Have been watching and praying here. It’s no longer just a matter of time. God willing, I will be heading to a conference soon during all this……..I find the timing interesting but God is 100% in control! Wherever He leads:)

    The artic weather is unreal. Jesus said to pray our flight’s not in the Winter…….to the Jewish people but also I believe to all. Even on what is supposed to be “warm” 30s-40s in between rounds of ice and snow……..the wind is so strong!

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    1. We’re getting an unbelievable amount of snow and rain here in southern Idaho. I think today is the first day back to school since before Christmas because they keep cancelling due to bad weather and roads.


      1. Mike, they are forecasting a bad ice storm here where I live for Friday. Not concerned about it for myself — prayers needed for everyone dealing with this weather, so they can safely make it to work or wherever else they need to be.


  7. Thank you James! Very excited about all but the packing and getting ready part. Tried to clean out my car the other day and gave up ha! The wind was stronger than I was. Counting down:)

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  8. Dont forget your toothbrush 🙂 The northern hemisphere is getting colder rapidly. Linda sent me an article that Greenlands inuits contacted Nasa that the stars have moved in the sky!

    Let that sink in will ya people. That means the globe has moved.

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      1. Maybe or a poleshift in the make. Some people say planet earth is due for a poleshift. They say IT happens now and then, Plato wrote about it and the hebrews did too. There is a passage in the OT that says the sun will raise up in Jerusalem from a different part sometimes. Memory says question.

        IT can be because of Nibiru too.

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  9. Going to post a tad off topic yet on topic here. I want to share a piece a friend and I were discussing this morning. I am still just soaking much of it in….she’s a born again Jewish lady that prays day and night. Seems so much detail and personally it blessed my socks off!

    The 200 men of Issachar, + their relatives.

    There is a story in the Talmud of a king who had a vineyard where he engaged many labourers, one of whom was especially skilful. What did the king do? He took the labourer from his work and walked through the garden conversing with him. When the labourers came for their hire in the evening, the skilful labourer also appeared among them and received a full day’s wages from the king. The other labourers were angry at this and said,
    “We have toiled the whole day, while this man has only worked two hours; why does the king give him the full hire?”
    The king said to them,
    “Why are you angry? Through his skill, he has done more in the two hours than you have all day.”
    The Sages used the above story to illustrate something of great importance. A short life fully consecrated to God is more meritorious than a long life lived to oneself.
    There are people who, when reflecting upon their lives, consider it broadly wasted and lament how if only they could turn the clock back and start afresh. Although they may believe it is too late to change, the Bible reveals that God can reverse things and ‘redeem the time of the locusts’ as described in Joel 2:25. The prophet used an example of a locust invasion as an illustration of God’s judgment upon a people who had squandered their spiritual inheritance. Yet, He also promised to redeem the wasted years by restoring them to a level of blessing greater than before if they would return to Him. It never need be too late… Spiritual impoverishment produces scarcity and famine, but those who embrace the love of God and choose to walk in His ways will be restored to a place far exceeding anything that the ‘locusts’ have devoured.
    There is also a second point arising from the story of the King in the Vineyard: about rightly discerning the signs of the times. Such people are likened to the ‘skilled’ labourer who communed with the King in His garden. But, how well do we really do this?
    When the religious authorities demanded a sign from Jesus which authenticated His claim as the Messiah, He responded with an illustration which no-one could make any sense of:
    “For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:40)
    Even Jesus’ closest disciples fundamentally missed it and failed to grasp how the Messiah had to be the ‘Suffering Servant’ in addition to the ‘Conquering King.’ But more remarkably, Satan himself failed to comprehend this point, as we read in Scripture:
    “None of the (demonic) rulers of this age recognised and understood this wisdom; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1Corinthians 2:8)
    So, we may well ask whether it will not be a similar situation with the return of Messiah? Certainly, the Church contains many conflicting opinions regarding timings and sequences of events, but could it be that God has purposefully kept certain pieces of the jigsaw puzzle hidden even as He did in His first advent?
    And yet, everything pertaining to His return is there in the Scriptures for those with eyes to see, and the wisdom of the sons of Issachar who discerned the times and knew what to do, as it says in 1Chronicles 12:32:
    “Of the tribe of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, two hundred chiefs; and all their relatives were at their command;”
    God is raising up a people likened to the sons of Issachar. Although they did not possess every fine detail of knowledge or information, they knew ‘what Israel should do,’ (i.e., how to live life in a manner pleasing to God – every breath sanctified to Him, every thought focused on the King of Kings and every action consecrated for His glory).
    This small remnant were only two hundred out of 145,600 people from this particular tribe (c.f., I Chronicles 7: 1-5). Yet, each person who loves the Lord and walks in His ways can be included amongst this number!
    We eagerly await His return and believe that the time is short. But, whether this is weeks, months or a few more years, it really makes no great difference when we live our lives communing in the garden of the King.
    Dr Raphael ben Levi


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