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I am so livid at the commie Democrats and their above-the-law political corruption. What are we supposed to do? They are getting away with anything they want and there is no justice. Why doesn’t God strike them down?

 
Then Christ and the apostles were rejected in Samaria, the apostles were livid. They wanted to call down fire from heaven as vengeance (Luke 9:54). But Christ rebuked them and led them to another village.

The point of this story is to show us that vengeance does not belong to us. Moreover, the passage following this passage has the theme of what it means to follow Christ: to give up our old ways of life and to take up a new mission of proclaiming the Kingdom of God.

Now, in regard to our being livid about something, our “old way of life” is vengeance taken by our own hands. Christ, however, tells us to give up our old ways of life and to follow Him. But does that mean that there is no justice for the wicked? No. Their justice will come when they die. But it will come from God, not from our hands.

  

Let the wicked continue in their wicked ways, the depraved in their depravity! The virtuous must live on in their virtue and the holy ones in their holiness! . . . I bring with Me the reward that will be given to each man as his conduct deserves. . . . Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have free access to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates! Outside are the dogs and sorcerers, the fornicators and murderers, the idol-worshipers and all who love falsehood.

  

—Revelation 22:11–15

Therefore, all those “commie Democrats” will receive their judgment in due time, sooner or later, as God determines. C1iηtοη’s private mafia can’t assassinate God. Pe1οsi was excommunicated for her lack of repentance, and she has shown no sign of repentance since. 0bama’s plan for his presidency was to destroy America, and his sowing of chaos was done in the service of the devil. ßideη was blessed by the Pope, so he has no motive to repent. Without repentance, all of these politicians are in grave spiritual danger and are on a collision course with hell. As for the Pope himself, well, the devil is drooling over a big fish on the way.

Furthermore, those who ever voted for any of those politicians are also in grave spiritual danger.

As for the rest of us, the devil is eager to snatch us if we fall into anger about politics. Only those who are living pure spiritual lives have any hope of surviving the evil assaulting us. Those who fall into vengeance by their own hands will themselves have to stand in judgment before Christ, and they will have no one to blame but themselves for the outcome.

So, pray for justice. Pray constantly, but leave the justice for Christ to administer when and how He chooses.

 

Psalms 6 and 10 (II)  (adapted)

In the midst of the spiritual oppression in these dire times, pray for comfort and hope in God’s justice.
 

Psalm 6
 
LORD, rescue me in Your mercy;
protect me in Your love.
Have mercy on me, Lord, my spirit is oppressed by lies and deceit.
Lord, heal me, my body is racked with pain;
my soul is troubled and anguished.
 
But You, O God . . . how long before You rebuke the wicked?
Lord, rescue my soul.
In Your love deliver me from evil.
 
I am exhausted with my groaning;
every night I drench my pillow with tears;
I bedew my bed with weeping.
My eyes waste away with grief;
I am surrounded by foes.
 
Let the wicked flee before You;
my weeping calls for Your help, O God,
and my sorrowful cry for justice echoes throughout Heaven.
Accept my prayer, that my enemies will fall into confusion,
foiled and confounded.
 
Psalm 10 (II)
 
Arise then, Lord, send forth your light and your truth!
O God, protect the faithful!
With brazen arrogance the wicked spurn You, their Lord,
and think in their hearts, “There is no supreme accountability.”
 
But You regard the trouble and sorrow;
You note it and keep an account.
I entrust myself to You,
for You are my helper and the helper of all the faithful.
 
Bind the power of those who serve evil!
Rebuke the wicked;
may they succumb to the very poison that they have prepared for others.
 
Lord, receive the prayers of the faithful;
strengthen our hearts and protect our rights,
that our enemies’ power to afflict terror will be crushed.

RESPONSORY

Lord, have mercy and attend to our woeful plight;
agents of sedition have surrounded us in a ruthless plot to promulgate evil.

In Your justice, rescue us and deliver us.

Lord, I beseech You, scatter the lies and threats of our enemies;
and may pious faithful defend the truth with boldness.

In Your Real Presence, there is love, and there is our hope.

Adapted from Psalms 6 and 10 and Daniel 9:18 & Acts 4:29
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