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Vengeance is Mine

Not long ago the text about Vengeance is Mine came to my mind in an entirely different light. I decided to sit down and explore this further to see what would flush out from my research. What I have found has really changed a lot of my thinking recently.
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. (Romans 12:19) For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE." (Heb. 10:30)
Both of these references go back to the original text quoted from the Old Testament.
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, in due time their foot will slip; for the day of their calamity is near, and the impending things are hastening upon them.' (Deut. 32:35)
The way that we normally think of vengeance almost always involves wrath in some way and is mentioned specifically in the first verse quoted above. When we think of vengean…

Life or Death

I had another dream this morning that seemed to be going somewhere extremely significant until I woke up so much that its natural flow was interrupted. As usual there were a lot of extraneous details that seemed quite confusing to the awake mind, but near the end of the dream a profound truth about God was beginning to emerge that was very exciting to me and I didn't want to let it get away from me. In fact, I would really like it to grow and become the all-consuming passion of my life.
Somehow in my dream I ended up walking along with one of the leading natives who had been converted in the story of ee-taow, a compelling video that we watched recently. However, at this point in his life this man had since been exposed to civilization much more and had chosen to turn away from his passion for Jesus and get involved with the modern culture and pleasures of this world. His interest in the gospel had cooled considerably, but I could detect some of the honesty still in his heart that h…