“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
This verse has always intrigued me for being in a book that seems to lead people into thinking that taking dominion over the earth, and in such an understanding of dominion have been slowly yet progressively destroying the earth!?
This reminds me of the book of Amos, and the Rich who were abusing the poor, and taking advantage of the poor. And in Ezekiel where he compared Israel to Sodom and Gamorah, and how they were actually worst than these two cities full of iniquities, and especially the way that they treated the poor, and needy!
Now to me I see the connection between Revelations 11:18, the prophet Amos, Isaiah, and Ezekiel is, through our greed, narcissistic living, emotionally unstable inclinations towards self, as opposed to consideration’s for others, and their needs is all wrapped up in selfishness, idolatry, and through our lusts we serve… we destroy the Lord’s beautiful world just for profit, and the illusion of power! Just the opposite of, love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength! And love your neighbor as yourself!
Just a thought.
God bless you all!
Have a wonderful day!