WARNING: Judgment brings judgment on executor – How to escape?

We find in Bible, that judgment brings judgment on the executor, and it is necessary to escape judgment by sound knowledge.

First of all we read about Assyrian king Sennacherib who was used by God against wicked kings and wicked people to execute punishment of God upon them, and spoil them but he thought that he was mighty king and he was able to subdue all other kings under him and became very proud and invited judgment of God upon him unknowingly.(Isiah 10: 5-7 & 36:1) So, though God did not send him against Jerusalem, he came against Jerusalem and wanted to destroy it and also blasphemed against the God of Israel, in par with the other heathen gods. So the wrath of God came upon Assyrian king Sennacherib and God sent an angel and he slew 185000 soldiers in one night and the king went back to Assyria with a dead face and when he worshipped his god Nisroch in his country, and city Nineveh, his own sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him by sword and ran away from their country (Isaiah 37: 37,38). Here we find that God used Assyrian king Sennacherib to punish the wicked nations, but he did not understand the plan of God but became proud of his might and wanted to destroy all nations and spoil them and gather wealth and hence the judgment of God came upon him.

Similarly God used Emperor Nebuchadnezzar, as battle axe and weapons of war, against wicked nations and wicked kings. So he was executing judgment of God upon those nations and punishing them, so that they will repent for their sins, or evil ways. But Nebuchadnezzar became proud and esteemed him above all nations and did not understand the hand of God behind him for his victory and defeat of those wicked nations. God sent him against Israel for their wickedness to punish them, but he was outrageous against them forgetting that they were the children of the living great God and did not show any mercy upon the old (Isaiah 47: 6,7). Also his army destroyed Jerusalem and the temple of God by destroying the wood works by using Axes and hammers and set fire in the temple of God without any god fear, or reverence (Psa. 74: 5-7). So the judgment of God came upon Babylon, and executed the punishment through kings of Medes (Jer. 50: 28 and 51: 1-3, 11, 24, 28). And son of Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazaar the king was killed by Median king Darius and took over the Babylonian kingdom from him (Dan. 5:30,31).  For the proud nature of Nebuchadnezzar, he was dethroned for seven years and driven away from palace to forest till he understood the rule of God from heaven (Dan. 4: 28-37).

Next we read about judgment on Jeroboam’s family by Baasha the king of Israel, pronounced by prophet Ahijah (I Kings 14:7-14). God of Israel gave ten tribes of Israel to Jeroboam the Ephrathite, from the hands of Abijah the son of Solomon due to the sins of Solomon, but instead of living a righteous life before his God, he turned to be an idolater and provoked Israel towards idolatory. So, Baasha the captain in the army of Nadhab, the son of Jeroboam  revolted against him and slew him and became king, and in fulfilment of the prophecy of prophet Ahijah, he killed everything that breathed that belong to Jeroboam (I Kings 15: 25-30). Then King Baasha ruled over Israel for twenty four years and did the very sins of King Jeroboam and judgment of God came upon King Baasha, prophesied by the prophet Jehu (I Kings 16: 1-4). King Baasha ruled for two years and did evil in the sight of God and his captain of half of chariots,  Zimri killed him and became king ( I Kings 16:7-13).  Here we find that the judgment of God came upon Jeroboam’s family by Baasha and as Baasha did the similar sins of Jeroboam, the same judgment he executed over Jeroboam’s family came upon Baasha by Zimri.

Then how to overcome such failures? We read about Prophet Jonah and how the judgment of God came upon him by the fellow voyagers in the ship. We know that due to disobedience of Jonah to God’s words, he went to Tarshish instead of Nineveh, a turbulence in the sea occurred and Jonah was cast into the sea as advised by Jonah himself as he understood that the cause of turbulence in the sea was only Jonah, and the remedy was only punishing Jonah! But the way the fellow voyagers executed the judgment on Jonah was wonderful! They cried unto the Lord and requested Him not to blame for the blood of Jonah, on them the innocents, for casting Jonah into the turbulent sea, and made vows and offered sacrifices unto the God of Jonah! (Jonah 1: 14-16)

So the moral behind these judgments is, the New Testament saints (Believers) need to be very cautious about talking about or making mention of some body whether believers or nonbelievers that their doings should never provoke God’s anger upon them who make mention of others, or carrying out any activities on others! Also the proud nature of Assyrian king and Babylonian king, must be avoided, and the nature of god fearing and god reverence must be maintained in any conversation, or action. Apostle Jude mentions that railing accusations should never be done by believers on others, and he narrates the wordings of Archangel Michael to satan as “The Lord rebuke thee” without using any railing accusation (Jude 1: 9).

Parallel Reading:

When Jonah was cast into the sea, a big fish swallowed him and after three days, vomited him near shore and God asked him to go to Nineveh once again and he did as God asked him to do. In this context some Bible lovers shown a picture that the fish vomited Jonah near the walls of Nineveh and people saw Jonah was coming out of a big fish and that sight brought a great faith in Jonah’s words and believed his words and repented from their sins. But Jonah was cast into the Mediterranean Sea and Nineveh city is located on the banks of Tigris River in Assyria. So it was not possible for the big fish to come to Tigris River from Mediterranean Sea.

So the truth is that the big fish vomited Jonah near sea shore and God spoke again to Jonah to go to Nineveh and he could have made a journey by land only.  Generally all prophets only prophecy but Prophet Jonah did not prophecy but preached! So Jonah was a preacher though was a prophet! (Jonah 1:2, & 3:2)

Even in the New Testament Jesus mentions about Jonah as people of Nineveh repented on the preaching of Jonas (Luke 11: 32). So Jonah was a mighty preacher and made people to believe his sayings, and the people repented of their sinful life with a fear of judgment of God! Also we may say that for this reason, God did not send another prophet, when Jonah was cast into the sea, but under special circumstances God rescued him and sent only Jonah to Nineveh again!

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