“You are just in these judgments, O Holy One, you who are and who were;
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” Revelation 16:5-6

John describes God’s judgements being executed. Earlier God’s martyrs asked, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”(6:10). The judgements are terrifying and seem harsh but the crimes committed against God’s people are horrendous. We remember, “God’s works are perfect and all his ways are just” (Deuteronomy 32:4).

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