|Isaiah 54:16-17 |
16 Behold, I have created the artisan who blows the coals in the fire and brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the destroyer to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall refute. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,1 and this is their righteousness which is from me," says the LORD.
1 Because the Lord speaks through his servants, by his Spririt within them, obviously no one can win an argument with the Lord, (see a few of George Fox's recorded disputes ). And those who plot to harm the servants of the Lord are often destroyed; there were so many opponents of the early Quakers strangely destroyed, a book was printed detailing their deaths. For a sample of the Lord's retribution against the persecutors of his servants, see: The Strange Deaths of Persecutors.