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The Cup of Iniquity
1/15/2021 10:52:00 AM by: Zachary J. Hunter

The Cup Of Iniquity

By: Zachary Hunter

            Recently I heard something from a prophetic voice I respect that I had never heard before.  It concerned Abraham and the land God was going to give him, or rather to his descendants, the nation of Israel.  The reason given that the land was not immediately given over to Abraham was because of the people known as the Amorites who were currently settled in the land.  God could have destroyed them with but a word but, according to the person I was listening to, He did not because he was waiting for their cup of iniquity to reach fullness.

            I had never heard of that before.  In a later word he explained that once said cup was full then the Lord could justly and righteously take out the Amorites.  This explains so much to me.  It explains a lot about God’s timing, and it explains some of how God works.  First I want to start with His timing.  Like many I often wonder “What is taking God so long?  He could do it in an instant, but He hasn’t, why?” 

            While the cup does not explain every scenario, it does explain a lot when it comes to dealing with certain groups of people.  God waits until their cup of iniquity is full.  He could take them out at any time, but He does not because to do so before the cup is full is to be unjust and unrighteous and God cannot be either of those things.  Additionally, He always gives all time to repent, to turn from their evil ways and back to Him.  If He does not wait, they do not get their chance at redemption.  This is part of His being a merciful, slow to anger God but also part of His being a just God.

            Another part of justice is evidence.  When you convict someone of a crime and punish them for it you must have evidence that they are in fact the guilty party.  Waiting for the cup to fill allows the guilty party to make more evidence for God to use as well as give Him the ability to bring it to light so all will know His judgements are true and righteous.  One simply needs to look at our current situation in America.  God has not simply moved in and destroyed all that moves against him; He is letting it all be exposed for us to see.

            I was going to make this next part about how the cup explains part of how God works however I think I already did in the last part during time.  I’ll do a quick reiteration here just in case.  God wants all people to come to Him and be redeemed and so He gives them the chance to do so.  He sends words and warnings, tries to call them to Him.  He will do this over and over and over, years or decades of time given before He can wait no longer, the cup is full, and judgement must be issued.

            I believe that the cup of iniquity is very full in this day and age.  A nation once known for freedom and the rights of its people now full of so much corruption.  An election full of fraud but people in power or those who desire this outcome looking away and saying the fraud is a lie.  Many traitorous dealings in the halls of government.  Politicians and judges who care only for themselves and their own careers or how they are viewed.  A media that shows lies and tells you what they want you to know.  An education system that seeks to teach their own narrative rather than the truth.  The only hope I have, the only comfort I have in this time is that I know God will not be mocked.  He is on the throne and He is just and righteous and good.  His judgement is coming and all will know of His kingdom and glory.

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