WARNING: GOD’S WRATH IS COMING!

WARNING: GOD’S WRATH IS COMING!

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” —Revelation 14:9-11

            It is not a good ending for all those who do not want to worship the Lord God Almighty, but instead their desire is to worship in the kingdom of darkness.  I cannot fathom that they will have “no rest day or night” or that “They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever.”  Many, the majority, would rather “enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin” in this life and not stand “with the people of God” as they follow the Lord Jesus (Hebrews 11:25).  How sad…

            People who do not know the Lord are already under the wrath of God— “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them” (John 3:36). Praise God that “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” (Romans 5:9-10).  But for those who have not be justified “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31).

            Brother and sister, praise God that we are no longer under the wrath of God because “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).  Jesus saves us “from the wrath to come.”  Now, let us encourage those who do not know Jesus to “to flee from the wrath to come” (Luke 3:7).  Tell them the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) and tell them how Jesus “came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).  Yes, let us do so! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLwJNYu7q8

Dear Father, I thank You for saving me from the wrath to come and now may I live a life that is pleasing to You.  May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb6bh8QT1IM

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