“I will avenge you.” Jeremiah 51:36
If I were to summarize today’s Word of the Day into one sentence that would be it! Actually, if I were to summarize the entire book of Jeremiah that is how I would do it! And boy is that a sentence I needed to hear today too! I don’t know about you all, but here in the Knochel household the battle has been fierce lately. There are a LOT of things that I feel the Enemy has stolen from us lately that I want back by golly! Although, I hadn’t really thought about it that way until I read today’s Word of the Day.
When I read:
“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says:
‘Babylon is like wheat on a threshing floor, about to be trampled. In just a little while her harvest will begin.’
‘King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has eaten and crushed us and drained us of strength. He has swallowed us like a great monster and filled his belly with our riches. He has thrown us out of our own country. Make Babylon suffer as she made us suffer,’ say the people of Zion.
‘Make the people of Babylonia pay for spilling our blood,’ says Jerusalem.”
My friends, Babylon is a symbol of Satan. God may have said all these things about Babylon long ago, but He is saying them again to us today! The Enemy may have been eating and crushing you and draining you of your strength. He may have swallowed you like a great monster and filled his belly with your riches. He may even have thrown you out of your own country. But HE will suffer for it. He will get a belly ache from eating us. His fingers will throb from crushing us. His strength will be drained from wearying us. He may have swallowed up our riches like a great monster but God will “make him vomit up all he has eaten” (Jeremiah 51:44). He may have thrown us out of our own country but God will gather us up and return us to it, obliterating the Enemy in the process. Satan WILL pay!
It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. Satan will pay for what he has done to YOU. He will regret the day that he ever laid eyes on you. It will come, as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west every day. Satan’s punishment will come and it will be sure. Trust in Jesus my friends. He’s got this; whatever it is that you’re going through. Whatever it is that is causing you to lose sleep at the moment, He’s got it under control. You can trust Him. I promise.