I think I was searching around for a detail article about Jesus’ anger and frustration. After discovering a good one here, I perused other parts of the site. As always, I find leaven polluting a whole lot of truth, which is why I trust nothing from man, no matter how godly s/he may be. I skimmed over his article about hell not being literal and remarked to myself the upswing of the Universal Salvation idea lately. The main argument used is the fact that hell is not mentioned in the OT. I did a quick “Lord, what is up with that?” and moved on to something else.
While pondering and praying about Him and the Kingdom in bed (yes, prayer in bed is in Bible; see Psalms), I decided to grab my Book and see if He had a word in it for me. Upon opening, my eyes hit Isaiah 66. I read some of it and thought about reading the chapter prior, but chose to finish it. The last verse of the chapter was also the last one of that book:
And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring to all flesh.
O…K. Then I noticed that the verse number, 24; the digits added up to 6. 666…LOL! The following day, I just had to look up verse 6:
A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that renders recompense to his enemies.
then verse 15:
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
Very funny, Abba… I love His sense of humor. Be warned: if you hold any superstitions or symbols precious, He will use them against you to shatter their grip on you. A great example of this is Ehud, the left-handed hero in Judges 3:12-30, mocking the ancient belief that using the left hand was evil.
As always, take everything to the Lord in prayer.