Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The WRATH of God on SINNERS
The wrath of God comes on individuals and on nations because of SIN and if people do not stop sinning and do not live righteously they WILL PERISH. God has warned mankind in many ways and no man will have any excuse when they stand before Him in judgment.
I read from Ezekiel 33:10. God spoke to His servant the prophet Ezekiel and He said:
“Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus you have spoken, saying, “Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?”’ 11“Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ 12“And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, ‘The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.’13“When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. 14“But when I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, 15IF A WICKED MAN RESTORES A PLEDGE, PAYS BACK WHAT HE HAS TAKEN BY ROBBERY, WALKS BY THE STATUTES WHICH ENSURE LIFE WITHOUT COMMITTING INIQUITY, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE; HE SHALL NOT DIE. 16“None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.
17“Yet your fellow citizens say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right,’ when it is their own way that is not right. 18“When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it. 19“But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them. 20“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right.’ O house of Israel, I WILL JUDGE EACH OF YOU ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS.”
God will judge each of us according to our DEEDS, what we have done.
Jesus Christ came and He WARNED. He gave us the SAME MESSAGE.
Matthew 16:26"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.”
I also read the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 1 verse18:
“FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE. 21For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.”
What can be known about God is REVEALED. We all KNOW IT. Nobody will have any EXCUSE. We all know about righteousness, we all know about SIN but because people turn against God, God gives them over to their lusts.
We read in verse 24:”Therefore GOD GAVE THEM OVER IN THE LUSTS OF THEIR HEARTS TO IMPURITY, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26FOR THIS REASON GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO DEGRADING PASSIONS; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”
Nobody was born gay, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO DEGRADING PASSIONS. IF YOU LOVE SIN GOD WILLGIVE YOU OVER TO THE POWER OF SATAN, HE WILL EMPOWER YOU. He will deliver you to those passions, to evil forces that drive you and that is why so many people say they cannot stop sinning. Because they love sin and they hate God, God has GIVEN THEM OVER TO DEMONS so that they can carry on with their sin and in the end they will receive the reward for their wickedness, they will PERISH UNDER THE WRATH OF GOD.
Verse 28:”And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A DEPRAVED MIND, to do those things which are not proper, 29being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32and although they know the ordinance of God, THAT THOSE WHO PRACTICE SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, THEY NOT ONLY DO THE SAME, BUT ALSO GIVE HEARTY APPROVAL TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE THEM.”
You GO TO A CHURCH today and they will say:”WE ARE ALL SINNERS” and the preacher will justify sin because THEY HAVE A DEPRAVED MIND. God has given them over to their lusts and they BELIEVE THOSE LIES because they have turned their back on God and in the end they will come under the wrath of God.
I read Chapter 2 of Romans 2. ”1Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2And we know that THE JUDGMENT OF GOD RIGHTLY FALLS UPON THOSE WHO PRACTICE SUCH THINGS. 3But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that THE KINDNESS OF GOD LEADS YOU TO REPENTANCE? 5But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8but TO THOSE WHO ARE SELFISHLY AMBITIOUS AND DO NOT OBEY THE TRUTH, BUT OBEY UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, WRATH AND INDIGNATION. 9There will be TRIBULATION AND DISTRESS FOR EVERY SOUL OF MAN WHO DOES EVIL, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11For THERE IS NO PARTIALITY WITH GOD.
12FOR ALL WHO HAVE SINNED without the Law will also perish without the Law, and ALL WHO HAVE SINNED under the Law will be judged by the Law; 13FOR IT IS NOT THE HEARERS OF THE LAW WHO ARE JUST BEFORE GOD, BUT THE DOERS OF THE LAW WILL BE JUSTIFIED. 14For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15in that they SHOW THE WORK OF THE LAW WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 16on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”
NOBODY WILL HAVE ANY EXCUSE. Nobody will be able to say:”I did not know.” Whether you had the law or knew the law or not, because the law of God is written IN EVERY HEART, in your CONSCIENCE, and failing all else God will judge us by our conscience. We all know right from wrong, we will have NO EXCUSE.
And then I read about the FINAL JUDGMENT of God on SINNERS, TRANSGRESSORS in Revelation chapter 20:11 “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; AND THEY WERE JUDGED, EVERY ONE OF THEM ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
The message is CLEAR. Mend your WAYS, STOP SINNING, be holy, be RIGHTEOUS or you WILL PERISH. None of us will have any excuse. God will judge every man, each one of us, according to our DEEDS. Are our deeds perfect in the sight of God? If not, we will perish. May God have mercy on us. May we use the rest of our lives to live in righteousness and in holiness so that we can be pleasing to God or else we will perish.
May Jesus bless you.