Intervenes in Armageddon
shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy
with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are
wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Jer. 25:31.
For six thousand years the great controversy has been in progress; the Son
of God and His heavenly messengers have been in conflict with the power of
the evil one, to warn, enlighten, and save the children of men. Now all have
made their decisions; the wicked have fully united with Satan in his warfare
against God. The time has come for God to vindicate the authority of His downtrodden
law. Now the controversy is not alone with Satan, but with men. "The
Lord hath a controversy with the nations"; "He will give them that
are wicked to the sword."
of deliverance has been set upon those "that sigh and that cry for all
the abominations that be done." Now the angel of death goes forth, represented
in Ezekiel's vision by the men with the slaughtering weapons, to whom the
command is given: "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little
children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and
begin at my sanctuary." Says the prophet: "They began at the ancient
men which were before the house." Ezekiel 9:1-6. The work of destruction
begins among those who have professed to be the spiritual guardians of the
people. The false watchmen are the first to fall. There are none to pity or
to spare. Men, women, maidens, and little children perish together.
Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their
iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover
her slain." Isaiah 26:21. . . . In the mad strife of their own fierce
passions, and by the awful outpouring of God's unmingled wrath, fall the wicked
inhabitants of the earth--priests, rulers, and people, rich and poor, high
and low. "And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end
of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented,
neither gathered, nor buried." Jeremiah 25:33.
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