Know that the wrath of God is for real. It is not make believe but as real as can be. All of you have seen your parents get upset with you when you do something wrong and you know how that feels. Now imagine an all-powerful God deal with His creation when they willfully sin against Him. To know the Lord and then to still walk in our lustful thoughts and actions, are the fruits of Satan himself. People may deny the vengeance of God, while on earth. These same people despitefully walk in their own judgement. However, they will feel God’s wrath in judgement. Hebrews reads, 3“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” You may deny your conscience, while on earth, but you won’t deny all your sins when you are brought before the Almighty God. If you die in your sins, you shall not stand but quiver and tremble, awaiting your ultimate sentence in hell. 1“Our secret sins” will be well known 1“in the light of thy countenance”. What a fearful day indeed, this will be, for anyone that willfully lives a life in iniquity. 3“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
If you have not repented and come to Jesus, then you are covered in stains. Your sins have scarred you from ear to ear. 2You have destroyed your temple, knowing right from wrong, but choosing the latter. Jesus can cleanse you, through His blood, but your unwillingness to come to Him has left you in this awful state. Speaking of God, David wrote, 1“Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Don’t dilly dally any longer. Your conscience has told you time again that what you are doing is wrong. Don’t let it fester inside of you any longer, but deal with it with God. If you put your trust in the Lord, Jesus’s blood will cleanse you of all sin. You may have no way out of your life of addiction but the Spirit of God can carry you out of it. The Spirit will help you focus on God and how to live up to His standards. As you read the Bible, you will gain wisdom. Let your heart be open. Confess of all your sins and pray as David did, 1“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” If you truly desire to be changed, God will do this in Your life. However, if you continue living for yourself, a fearful judgment will surely be coming your way after death.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, convict us of our sins. Pierce our hearts that we may live for You. Cast out any addictions in our lives. Give us a good conscience before You. To anyone living a life of sin, will you wake them up, this day? Help them know the awful state they are in. Living a life apart from You is death. Lord, may Your wrath awaken them from this fallen state. Help them fear judgement while they are living, that they may desire to repent and call upon Your name for forgiveness. May this truly happen. I pray that people will no longer simply trust in their wisdom but find wisdom in You. Help them walk in Your light. May we all live a better life for You, Jesus. You are my Savior and friend. I am grateful to know You. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. I love all Your ways. I know that, one day, I will see You in judgement. I can’t wait for this day. To be in Your presence will be amazing. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 90 (KJV)
1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
21 Corinthians 3:16-21 (KJV)
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;
3Hebrews 10:26-31 (KJV)
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.