Summary: There is a time of judgment for kings, and dictators, and presidents, even though some of them believe that they don’t have to answer to anyone on earth, and that they are above God’s judgment. But even if they escape judgment on earth, they will be trie
The Scales of Judgment
Text: "… Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."—Daniel 5:27.
There is a time of judgment for kings, and dictators, and presidents, even though some of them believe that they don’t have to answer to anyone on earth, and that they are above God’s judgment.
But even if they escape judgment on earth, they will be tried before the throne of Jesus Christ.
There is also a weighing time for nations.
National sins demand national punishments.
The whole history of God’s dealings with mankind proves that even if a nation is continually wicked; and even if it appears to prosper, despite acts of bloodshed, tyranny, and war, there will come a day of reckoning.
When it has done all the evil it can do, the angel of vengeance will execute its ruin.
There can’t be an eternal damnation for nations, as nations; but men will be destroyed as individuals, and they will stand alone before God to be tried.
However, nations will be punished on a national scale.
The guilt, which they bring upon themselves, must receive its awful punishment in this world.
And that’s what happened to the nation of the Chaldeans; the empire of Babylon, which was situated in present day Iraq.
They were guilty of spilling innocent blood.
The excavations in Iraq that have been explored prove that they were cruel and ferocious.
God allowed that nation to grow and prosper; then it became God’s hammer for breaking apart many other nations.
It was the axe of Jehovah; His battle axe, and His weapon of war.
Through them, He destroyed kingdoms, and slaughtered their mighty kings.
But their time came at last.
They believed they were safe, but the Lord brought them down, and gave them to their conquerors, who took all their riches, and made them slaves.
And it will be the same for every nation on earth that is guilty of oppression.
If a nation will humble itself before God when it receives a little of His anger, it may delay its punishment for awhile, but if it still continues its tyranny, it will reap what it has sown.
Every nation on earth will be judged.
There is no God in heaven, if the atrocities committed by Iraq go unpunished.
There is no God existing in heaven, if those countries that have legalized abortion and prostitution go unpunished.
There’s no God anywhere, if those countries that hurt, imprison and kill Christians go unpunished.
Our Lord God will avenge everyone who is oppressed.
As I write this sermon, we are at war against Iraq; and I think that is a wonderful proof that God takes vengeance on governments that are cruel toward their own people and other nations.
There was a time when Christians were hunted like animals, and the ground was red with their blood.
But we can rest assured, that God will avenge his anointed.
And we can be sure that God will bring down those nations, who hurt the children of God.
And all those individuals who reject His Son, and hurt His children will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
There has never been an act of persecution, and there has never been a drop of martyr’s blood shed, that will not be avenged.