Vengeance: punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense. Retribution (reward/recompense)
It is natural to want justice because God is a God of justice. We are made in His image. It is natural to be angry. Even God gets angry at evil. What do we do as people of God when injustice is done?
Romans 12:17-20 Amplified Version says 7 Never repay anyone evil for evil. Instead, take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone. 18 If possible, as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
God’s vengeance (punishment, reward, recompense) for evil that is done is so much better than any retaliation we give to wrong that is done.
The Devil is the source of all evil that is done on the earth.
Ephesians 6:12 Easy Read Version: 12 Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers, authorities, and powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places.
We can speak out against evil and expose it. We, as believers, can come against the Spirit that is operating in a person or group of people. So how do we go about coming against evil spirits?
Ephesians 6:14 Easy Read: 13 That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand firm. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.14 So stand firm with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. 15 On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. 16 And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One. 17 Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers and ask for everything you need. To do this, you must be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.
Jesus left us an example to follow in His footsteps. Jesus was arrested and beaten for no reason. However, He left the vengeance up to God. Jesus even said forgive them, for they know not what they do. Because of His sacrifice and bloodshed, we have salvation through receiving Jesus through faith. We can approach God’s throne with boldness. We are forgiven. We are righteous through faith in Jesus. We are healed from any emotional pain/sickness. We are redeemed from the curse. We are free from hell and damnation because we accepted Jesus as Lord. Now Jesus is reigning in heaven, seated at the right hand of God. Now vengeance is much better than what Jesus could have done in the natural.
Expose Evil and trust God’s judgment.
When Things Are Unjust, God’s Vengeance We Can Trust!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being a God of justice. I give my anger and vengeance over to you, and you will repay me. I am not overcome by evil. I overcome evil with good through prayer and coming against the evil spirits, not the person. In Jesus’ name! Amen.