And I heard the Angel of the Waters saying: Righteous art Thou, who art and who wast, O Holy One, because Thou didst judge these things;
for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink: They are worthy!Revelation 16:5-6, from David Chilton’s The Days of Vengeance
An extended discussion of these verses by David Chilton follows:
There is, therefore, an “Angel of the Waters” (in terms of St. John’s zodiacal progression, this is presumably the cherub of the fourth quarter, Aquarius); he, along with all of God’s personal creation, rejoices in God’s righteous government of the world. God’s strict justice, summarized in the principle of lex talionis, is evidenced in this judgment; the punishment fits the crime. They poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink. As we have seen, the characteristic crime of Israel was always the murder of the prophets (cf. 2 Chron. 36:15-16; Luke 13:33-34; Acts 7:52): Jesus named this fact as the specific reason why the blood of the righteous would be poured out in judgment upon that generation (Matt. 23:31-36).
The Angel of the Waters concludes with an interesting statement: By the apostates’ shedding of blood, they are worthy! This is a deliberate parallel to the message of the New Song: “Worthy art Thou to take the Book, and to break its seals; for Thou wast slain, and didst purchase us for God with Thy blood” (5:9). Just as the Lamb received His reward on the basis of the blood He shed, so these persecutors have now received the just recompense for their bloodshed.
God had once promised the oppressed of Israel that He would render to their enemies according to their evil works:
I will feed your oppressors with their own flesh,
And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine;
And all flesh will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior,
And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. (Isa. 49:26)
This has, as usual, become reversed: Now it is Israel, the Persecutor par excellence, that will be forced to drink its own blood and devour its own flesh. This was true in much more than a figurative sense: As God had foretold through Moses (Deut. 28:53-57), during the siege of Jerusalem the Israelites actually became cannibals; mothers literally ate their own children. Because they shed the blood of the saints, God gives them their own blood to drink (cf. 17:6; 18:24).
 The mention of the Angel of the Waters also serves as another of the many subtle connections between the Book of Revelation and St. John’s Gospel; see John 5:3-4.
 See Josephus, The Jewish War, vi.iii,3-4.David Chilton’s The Days of Vengeance, page 401-402
Isaiah 49:26 has come about more than once in history, as God smashes the armies of His enemies. The destruction of the Era of European Dominance in a frenzy of suicidal slaughter marks only the most obvious repetition of this Divine Ruling.
But when it comes to the eating of your own flesh in today’s world, I would point more to abortion than anything else. Sure, the Chinese excelled in this: but so did many East Asians and Europeans…and Black Americans.
That’s the thing about the Shining Sword of God: it has two edges.
Even the original ruling of Isaiah against the enemies of Israel eventually returned to crush the nation of Israel itself to the ground, once it decided to despise Christ in favour of Caesar.
The Angel of the Waters concludes with an interesting statement: By the apostates’ shedding of blood, they are worthy!
God — and His senior servants! — are capable of levels of mocking sarcasm that I, with a fairly sarcastic personality myself, can only cringe before.
Again, I strongly advise not getting on God’s bad side.