Pamphlet 1890 Rev. kc 42-1
Lord God Almighty is in charge.
He alone "calls the shots" and that's the way it is.
Let us continue now with Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, which those "who have gotten the victory over the beast" are singing in Revelation 15:3.
We had concluded our study with verse 35 where the Lord said "To Me belongeth vengeance" and "the day of their calamity is at hand".
This verse is just a little clearer in some of the other translations. For example, the New American Standard has it:Deut. 32:36 For the LORD shall judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
God will not forsake His people and He will have compassion on them in their captivity by the beast and his systems, and the day WILL COME that He will put a stop to it!Deut. 32:36
For the Lord will vindicate His people,
And will have compassion on His servants;
When He sees that their strength is gone,
And there is none remaining, bond or free, (N.A.S.)
And when He does:
And the Lord shall say "Hey, where's the 'Big Talker Boy' now? Where is he who promised peace and prosperity to all and a free ride in the Rapturemobile for all those who would follow him?"Deut. 32:37 And He shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
And the answer is: Since it is the 1st day of the Millennium, Satan has been placed in the pit and will be bound for the entire 1,000 years. Rev. 20:2 "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,"
And so during the Millennium people will walk by him and shake their heads and say "unbelievable, just look at him now".
You can even continue from this verse right on with verse 38 of the Song of Moses:Isaiah 14:16
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Yes, the little rock, Satan, had everyone sacrificing to him, i.e. giving their offerings to him, for he had the whole world deceived into believing he was Jesus.Deut. 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
So the LORD says "Let Satan and his little rock group help you now!" (Of course Satan is in the pit and his 7,000 angels have been slain.) It is a pretty sad state of affairs, wouldn't you say?
Having now made His point as to "the worthless one", the Lord continues:
The Lord God Almighty is in charge. He alone "calls the shots" and that's the way it is. That's the way it always has been. And that's the way it is always going to be! See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
For He is the Eternal God of Hosts. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
So when He sharpens that glittering Two-edged Sword, those that have it coming are going to get it! If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
Is that not what we are now reading about in Rev. 15, about the Day of Vengeance?
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