Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Severity of God
Many people say that God is a loving father and he will never throw his own children into hell. They do not know God. The Apostle Paul wrote about the kindness and the severity of God as we read in Romans 11: 20. Paul writes: "Do not be conceited but fear for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you will also be cut off."
Paul was talking about the children of Israel that were led out of Egypt by Moses, and of all those that went out of Egypt through the Red Sea into the wilderness, only two entered into the Promised Land together with the children of all those thousands that left Egypt. They fell, they were killed in the wilderness by God, because they never believed, they never knew His ways. They never trusted Him. They kept on looking back to Egypt, to the fleshpots. The very same, many people are saved, they are grafted into the Vine, Jesus Christ, but if they do not bear fruit they will get cut off and burned, and that is the severity of God.
We read in John 15:1 Jesus says:"I am the true vine My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes so that it may bear more fruit." Verse 6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned." Most believers will end up in hell because they do not really believe, they do not obey Jesus Christ, and God will cut them off. Those who do not bear fruit will get cut off. That is how severe God is. He requires absolute obedience to the words of Jesus. If we do not obey Him we will get cut off.
We must not despise the goodness of God, we must obey Jesus Christ and we will live. If we don't we will get cut off and burned.
May Jesus bless you.