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Vol. 3 ... #29
God has not appointed us to wrath
The wrath of God comes on this earth when the sin is full on this earth.
While there has been sin since the days of Adam and Eve, and we have seen God destroy this earth because of the sin of man in the days of Noah, the wrath of God comes again in the end because of the sins of man on this present earth.
What are we seeing today? Approval of adultery, fornication, homosexual-lesbians ...
We know society as a whole approves these sins because of that which is put on TV. If society disapproved, it would be kept off TV as it was kept off in generations before.
It has changed so much since 1940.
All this shows us we draw closer to the coming of Jesus for HIS people and the wrath of God on this earth and the eventual destruction of this earth.
For we know by the Bible what will happen.
Jesus will come for HIS people.
I Thess. 4 ... 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (dead), that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with HIM.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord HIMSELF shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The people of God will be taken up from this earth to meet Jesus in the clouds, in the air.
Eventually this present earth will be destroyed by God.
II Peter 3 ... 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to HIS promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of HIM in peace, without spot, and blameless.
God showed the apostle John the new heavens, the new earth, the new Jerusalem wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Revelation 21 ... 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and HE will dwell with them, and they shall be HIS people, and God HIMSELF shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And HE that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
We will not have these present physical bodies on the new earth, in the new Jerusalem. God will give us spiritual bodies.
I Cor. 15 ... 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Jesus gave us a very big clue in the following scripture:
Mt. 24 ... 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
What was it like in the days of Noah? Compare that to what we are seeing today on this present earth.
Genesis 6 ... 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually...
... 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
I've never before seen the violence we are seeing now... almost daily there is a new report of violence... insane rampages. As I thought upon what is happening in the world today, I heard the word "violence" and I remembered how this was a "sign" of the days of Noah and how Jesus said this would be a sign of HIS return and the end of this world and the wrath of God upon this world.
God gave me a definition of "violence" as: People caring only about themselves and getting what they want in spite of what it does to another person.
Paul spoke about such in II Tim. 3 ... This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
Another sign Jesus told us to watch for is it would be as in the days of Lot.
Lk. 17:28 ... 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
The primary thing shown us in the days of Lot, just before the angels took Lot out of Sodom, were homosexuals everywhere from every quarter of the city where Lot lived.
Genesis 19 ... 1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. (Have sex with them. NIV)
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
At the 2016 Democratic Convention, I was very shocked. (while watching this on TV)
During the roll call, a man dressed like a woman was standing on camera directly behind the delegation speaker. It was obvious this was a man as he had a heavy "five o-clock shadow" growing on his face. This man's nails were cut like a woman's and were polished in a pearl color nail polish.
I was shocked to see this man dressed like a woman being accepted by the delegation.
This wakes us up even more to what is happening today ...
I Thess. 5 ... 1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with HIM.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Hebrews 10 ... 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for HE is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
It is critical that we exercise ourselves unto godliness ... reading Bible and godly exhortations... thinking on things of God ... building ourselves in the faith in God ... edifying ourselves.
We must build ourselves up in the faith in God daily as never before, surrounding our minds throughout each day and keeping ourselves with the Word of God and through prayer to God.
It is going to get much worse on this earth.
To the homosexuals and lesbians it must feel like "peace and safety" as never before.
This is one of the signs of the end ...
I Thess. 5:3 ... For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.