Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay. Despite all the warnings over the past seven years, no member of our pastoral leadership has come forward to repent publicly for the wickedness in the midst of our church. Christ is the head of his church. The church is his (Colossians1:18). He will clean house, since we will not. We must search our hearts and see where we are guilty of covering the wicked deeds in our midst, instead of repenting. We have grieved the heart of our Savior. We have misrepresented him to a lost and dying world. We have beaten his servants. We have heaped to ourselves riches that testify against us. We have defrauded the least among us. We should be in mourning, and justify ourselves no more. The day of vengence is come.
But God said: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). “Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jeremiah 10:21). “And the Lord saith, because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; but have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them” (Jeremiah 9:13-14).