Taking Vengeance on Them – Part 1

2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

‘In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Thirty-four purposes of the Second Coming: To take vengeance on rebels (1:7-10; Jude 1:14-15; Rev. 19:11-21). To judge living nations (Matt. 25:31-46; Ps. 67:4; 96:10-13; 98:9). To establish universal religion and civil government (Ps. 72:11; Isa. 2:1-4; Zech. 14:1-21; Mal. 1:11; Rev. 11:15; 20:1-10). To deliver Israel (Zech. 14:1-21; Rom. 11:25-29; Isa. 63:1-6; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 19:1-21). To destroy enemies (1:7-10; 2:8-12; Jude 1:14-15; Rev. 19:11-21; Zech. 14:1-21). To re-establish David’s throne and his kingdom (Isa. 9:6-7; Jer. 30:7-11; Ezek. 37:20-26; Hos. 3:5-6; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 15:13-16). To deliver creation from bondage (Rom. 8:21-24; Isa. 11:1-2; 35:1-8; 65:20-25). To bring salvation (Isa. 11:9; 49:6; 52:7; 1Pet. 1:5-13; Rom. 11:25-29). To mete out justice to all (Isa. 11:1-9; 42:1-4; Jer. 23:5-6; 1Cor. 15:24-28). To reign over all nations (Dan. 2:44-45; 7:13-14; Zech. 14:1-21; Rev. 11:15). To make resurrected saints eternal rulers of earth (Matt. 19:28; 1Cor. 6:1-3; Rev. 2:26; 5:10; 20:4-9; Dan. 7:18-27). To gather Israel (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 11:10-12; 66:19-21; Matt. 24:31). To put down all rebellion on earth (1Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 2:27; 11:15; 19:11-21). To rebuild the Jewish temple (Ezek. 43:7; Zech. 6:12-13). To manifest God’s glory (Isa. 4:2-6; 35:2; 40:5; 60:1-9; Ezek. 39:21; Matt. 16:27; 25:31). To remove the curse from the earth (Isa. 35:1-10; 65:20-25; Mic. 4:1-7; 1Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 21:1-7; 22:3). To bring universal peace and prosperity (Isa. 2:1-4; 35:1-8; Mic. 4:1-7). To end the times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24; Rom. 11:25; Zech. 14:1-21). To possess the earth (Ps. 2:1-12; Rev. 11:15). To build up Zion (Ps. 102:16; Ezek. 37:11-28; 40:4 – 48:35). To evangelize the world (Isa. 2:1-4; 11:9; 52:7; 66:19-24; Mal. 1:11; Zech. 8:23; 10:1; 14:16-21).

To be continued…

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