God Our Avenger
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of March 21, 2021
During dedicated quiet time with our Lord, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that He is pouring out His Spirit to right some wrongs as our Avenger. One of our inheritances that He highlighted to me is deliverance from evil as it concerns relationships (Matt. 6:13).
This involves God’s judgment on both sides: vindication for the righteous and punishment for the wicked. As we believe God judges righteously and justly, we can agree with Him to receive His vindication His way.
He will surely bring it.
As God pours out His Spirit, salvation increases. Not solely for new converts; but for all born-again believers, who are willing to experience more victory in their lives.
Jeremiah 1:19 AMPC says, "And they shall fight against you, but they shall not [finally] prevail against you, for I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you."
Since God’s salvation can mean deliverance from destruction into safety and prosperity (Strong’s #4991), we can, therefore, agree with our Lord to complete this promise in our lives.
In 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 TPT, Paul tells us, "For all of God’s promises find their 'yes' of fulfillment in him. And as his 'yes' and our 'amen' ascend to God, we bring him glory! Now, it is God himself who has anointed us. And he is constantly strengthening both you and us in union with Christ. He knows we are his since he has also stamped his seal of love over our hearts and has given us the Holy Spirit like an engagement ring is given to a bride—a down payment of the blessings to come!"
According to the TPT Bible study notes, this seal that God places over our hearts is a "seven-fold seal." This "seven-fold seal" is revealed as such:
5. A seal of approval (Eph. 1:13-14)
6. A seal of righteousness (Rom. 4:11)
So, friends, we are marked and sealed as God’s very own. He is jealous for us and He won’t miss it on our behalf.
God will not have His plans thwarted. He promises to respond with a vengeance toward those who act wickedly.
Holy Scripture is clear that even God’s people can thwart His promises in their lives. They can even cut their lives short on earth by sinning against God in a way that He would judge accordingly (Prov. 10:27, Ps. 78:33).
The wrongful shedding of blood works counter to the blood that our Savior Jesus shed to restore us to His righteousness. Therefore, crooked mockeries do not go unnoticed.
Throughout scripture, God deals with murder as The Avenger, where He makes Himself known to both sides—to the righteous and to the wicked (Jer. 46:10 AMPC).
The righteous, who have trusted God’s judgment in their matters, will surely see their vindication come to pass, as God punishes their opposition.
In Numbers 11:23 CEV, "The Lord answered, 'I can do anything. Watch and you’ll see my words come true.'"
Thankfully, God delivers us from pressing times and from pressing relationships—from those who willfully operate with the enemy of our souls to cause us harm. He delivers us from the gossip, slander, and envy that work together to oppose God’s virtue of discretion to murder a person’s reputation and sound mind.
So, if you feel like your vindication has been a long time coming, know that our Lord has due times for His vengeance. God will not forget. He is always with us (Matt. 28:20). And He has an abundance of blessings stored up for us.
2 Thessalonians 1:5 TPT reminds us that "...God’s judgment is always perfect and is intended to make you worthy of inheriting the kingdom of God, which is why you are going through these troubles."
So, friends, we can rest assured that God is working to complete our rescue. He will bring His fulfillment of righteous and just judgment on our behalf. We will come to know Him as God our Avenger in profound, life-changing ways.
Pray with me if you will…
Thank You that "Through" You, Lord, "we will do valiantly, For it is" You "who shall tread down our enemies" (Ps. 60:12 NKJV). "You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance…" (Ps. 32:7 NKJV). Please always keep me on the side of righteousness. Help me enter into Your promises as I follow You completely (Deut. 1:36 NLT). I trust You. Thank You, Lord, for settling my heart’s matters. Thank You for establishing me in Your fulfillment of promises. In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
To God be the glory.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.