I talk about it because God has shared about it in the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and in my dreams.
Isaiah 28:21 reveals that the Lord becomes very angry in order to do His strange act of destruction.
Following are just some events from the Bible that show God’s justice, judgments, and destruction.
- The plagues of Egypt and the death of the Egyptians in the Red Sea
- The Israelite battles commanded by God
- God ending the lives of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, as well as Ananias and Sapphira
- The destruction of Jericho and its inhabitants
- God commanding Gideon and his army to kill their enemies
- The flood of Noah’s day
- The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and their inhabitants
- The literal slaughter of men, women, and children by God’s angels, as portrayed in Ezekiel 9
- The seven last plagues
- And the judgment at the second resurrection.
For those of you who doubt that it was God who ended the lives of Korah and others, listen to what Ellen White wrote in Signs of the Times, March 13, 1879:
God controls all these elements [referring to earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.]; they are his instruments to do his will; he calls them into action to serve his purpose. These fiery issues have been, and will be, his agents to blot out from the earth very wicked cities. Like Korah, Dathan and Abiram, they go down alive into the pit. These are evidences of God's power.
Notice it says “God’s power,” not Satan’s. Yes, Satan and his followers do destroy, but only when God allows it.
Regarding the flood of Noah’s day, many state that because God does not kill, He allowed Satan to cause the flood and destroy the earth. Notice what it says in Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 99:
Above the roar of the tempest was heard the wailing of a people that had despised the authority of God. Satan himself, who was compelled to remain in the midst of the warring elements, feared for his own existence.
For those who want to believe that Satan caused the flood, if that were the case, why did he fear for his own life?
Here are two more examples from the Spirit of Prophecy about God’s destruction:
During a vision of the night … Buildings, great and small, were falling to the ground. Pleasure resorts, theaters, hotels, and the homes of the wealthy were shaken and shattered. Many lives were blotted out of existence, and the air was filled with the shrieks of the injured and the terrified. The destroying angels of God were at work.Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, pp. 92, 93.
What does Evangelism, p. 27 reveal?
I am bidden to declare the message that cities full of transgression, and sinful in the extreme, will be destroyed by earthquakes, by fire, by flood. All the world will be warned that there is a God who will display His authority as God. His unseen agencies will cause destruction, devastation, and death.
In my dream about the Frequently Asked Questions video, I was reminded that soon God will pour out His wrath, as mentioned in Ezekiel 9. I was told that each should look to the east for the sword of God’s slaying. Great is His patience, but great will be the call for His destroying angels.