Just in case you did not get the memo, it is not a good idea to set your tongue or your hands against the righteous. The whole scenario of the wicked plotting against the righteous is nothing new.
All throughout the Bible there are examples of what happened to people who came against the righteous/God’s anointed.
The spirit of jealousy is an evil, vicious spirit that will drive people to do all they can to destroy others even if it means not only killing their dreams and hopes but killing them. Such was the case of David. King Saul became jealous of him and although David could have killed Saul or even talked against him, he refused to do so. David remained faithful to Saul and reverenced his position as King even though he was trying to kill him. The spirit of jealousy is linked to a spirit of death. “…jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” Song of Solomon 8:6b
Fate of his enemies:
“Then said Saul unto his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 5And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.” 1 Samuel 31:4-6
“So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.” 2 Samuel 5:3, 10
SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO
They were thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to worship idols.
Fate of their enemies:
“Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.” Daniel 3:29
“Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.” Daniel 3:30
Daniel was thrown in the Lion’s den because he refused to stop praying to God three times a day. His accusers plotted and schemed trying to find fault in him the same way that many today are doing against the righteous. But God delivered Daniel and know that the same God is able to deliver you.
Fate of his enemies:
“And the king commanded, and those men who had accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions, they, their children, and their wives; and before they ever reached the bottom of the den, the lions had overpowered them and had broken their bones in pieces.” Daniel 6:24
“So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.” Daniel 6:28
Haman hated Mordecai because he would not bow to him and reverence him and plotted against him making a gallows to hang Mordecai. But God turned the tables around.
“And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.”
Esther 7: 9-10
“And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.” Esther 8:2
God is giving warning and saying “Repent!” The judgment of God is already in the land.
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