THE ROD OF IRON

May 04, 2018 0 Comments

I am really getting sick and tired of the way the left wing liberals are forcing their agenda on us (abortion, gay marriage, anti-Christian philosophy, sanctuary cities for criminal illegal immigrants, legalization of marijuana, etc). I have a hard time watching the news any more because it is so upsetting to see what these radical left wing liberals are trying to do to our country.
So whenever I feel myself getting angry about all this, I stop to remember the promise of the second coming of Christ, and how He will set up His Kingdom on earth. In my view, it can't happen fast enough. I can't wait until Jesus takes over this world, and administrates perfect judgment and justice on the earth. His rule is what I long for.
The Bible uses the terminology a rod of iron to describe the coming rule of Christ. Consider the following passages:
Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt break them (the nations that "rage against Jesus") with a rod of iron
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall He judge the earth, and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth
Rev. 2:27 And He shall rule them (nations) with a rod of iron
Rev. 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron
It is apparent from these verses that Jesus will instantly discipline (a "rod" in Bible times was used for discipline, for correction) anyone who rebels against Him or against His righteous laws. He will rule in righteousness and will not tolerate those who try to violate His holy standards.
Consider this. The same God who destroyed Sodom because of its sexual perversion (homosexuality) will be in control for a thousand years and will have something to say to the gay marriage crowd. The same Jesus who took a little child on His knee and warned anyone who would dare "offend" an innocent baby that they should have a millstone tied around their neck and be drowned in the sea will be in charge of this earth and have something to say to the abortion crowd. The same God who said that one day He, when He comes, "will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts" will not allow criminals to hide or find refuge in sanctuary cities operated by liberal Democrats.
In short, when Jesus comes back, all this nonsense will stop. All these wicked and immoral actions will not be tolerated any longer. Jesus will give them a real "smack-down" with His rod of iron. Even so come, Lord Jesus!

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.