Avenger and Purifier
Isa 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
Isaiah speaks the three names of God; Lord: Jesus, the Word is Lord; God the Father is the Lord of hosts, "hosts" referring to the angelic armies of heaven. He is the Mighty One of Israel, also the Holy Spirit, the power of God on earth. The three are one God.
Isa 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
God will avenge, not us.
Lev 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
We are to trust in the Lord, keep our eyes on Jesus, pray without ceasing, God knows. He hates sin, but wishes to restore, more than to destroy.
Psa 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Psa 103:9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
Psa 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Psa 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Psa 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Psa 103:15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
Psa 103:16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Psa 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
He will remove the dross, from the silver or the gold, and remove the tin, the mixture, the double-mindedness. We are to be pruned, and tried in the refiners fire. To be made pure and single minded. Only through Jesus can we made righteous and pure of sins.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
He will avenge himself of those who are His enemies and restore His elect. Choose restoration, for no man can stand against God Almighty. Better to suffer the heat for a while and come forth as pure gold, than to be cast into the lake of fire forever. Hear the word of the Lord.