"He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him." John 3:36
All glory, honor, praise and thanksgiving always, to the One True God, the living God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
At the end of 2020, God showed me that He is drawing a line with His finger in stone, and everyone will be able to see on which side of the line they stand, and make a choice.
Then, two years later, on December 27, 2022, that "The Line is Drawn."
And, finally, yesterday, January 3, 2023, showed me that the two sides of the line are "Justice" and "Wrath." God is lifting the veil of blindness from our hearts momentarily, so we can choose righteousness, mercy and compassion, or justice.
What does this mean? It means we, the people, need to remember God's Word, and which side of the line He represents, because sometimes the line may seem a little blurry, if we do not have God's Word stored in our hearts.
JUSTICE OR WRATH
Justice definition: "the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness."
Wrath definition: "1) strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.; 2) vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger."
"For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." Isaiah 26:21
So, God's wrath is His punishment for man's injustice, or unrighteousness. If we choose the side of Justice, or Jesus Christ, then we have no reason to fear God's wrath. This is the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The earth and its inhabitants will be judged, and God's wrath will be unleashed. This should be no surprise. Practically the entire Bible is about God's wrath against unrighteousness and wickedness. God's wrath is justified against the ungodly and unrighteous. Therefore, God is good, because His wrath is justified.
We first saw God's justice and His wrath in Exodus during the passover, when the Jews marked the lintel of their doors with blood, so that God's Wrath, or the Destroyer, would pass over their homes. See my blog titled, The Demons Are Out, for more information about God's wrath and the Destroyer.
Again, we saw God's wrath during the flood in Genesis 6, when all of mankind, except Noah and his family, were judged for unrighteousness, and faced the wrath of God, and all inhabitants of earth, except eight, were destroyed in the flood.
The ritual of animal sacrifice in the Old Testament was also about God's wrath against injustice, or forgiveness for all unrighteousness of man, with Jesus Christ being the final blood sacrifice and forgiveness for sin.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was about God’s wrath against injustice and sexual immorality.
The Old Testament wars against the Gentile nations were about God’s wrath against their injustice, idolatry and abominations.
God did not choose sin and death for mankind. He did not choose wrath, but He did choose justice, or righteousness. Adam and Eve chose sin and death for mankind. If there were no sin, then there would be no reason or need for God's wrath against injustice, but once sin, or injustice, or unrighteousness, entered into the world, God's Wrath was the natural order of Justice: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." Romans 1:18
Let's delve briefly into the movie, "The Matrix," where after being given a glimpse of reality, which is a world where man is literally enslaved in pods by artificial intelligence/machines, and reality is a lie, Neo (Keanu Reeves), is asked to choose the red pill or the blue pill, and told “You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
Red pill / blue pill
Right hand / left hand
Blessed / cursed
Matthew 25:33 "And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left."
Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"
Matthew 25:41 "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"
Many times over the last few years I have questioned myself: Am I on the right side of God's line? Good or evil, God or Satan, and now, Justice or Wrath?
Choosing God's side of the line does not mean just choosing not to kill unborn babies; that should be a no-brainer.
Choosing God's side of the line does not mean just going to church every Sunday.
Choosing God's side of the line means choosing Justice, which is righteousness. Not just with words but with action: Jesus said in Matthew 3:8, Change your lives and show by the way you live that you have changed.
Show by the way you live that you have changed. Every aspect of the way we live should be devoted to God and Jesus Christ: The television we watch; books we read; music to which we listen; words we speak; thoughts we think; and our actions and deeds.
This is God's Will for our lives.
How do we free ourselves and others from enslavement to the world? By living in God's Light. By obeying the remainder of Matthew 25, which says if you have, then give to those who do not have. By fervent and unceasing prayer. By "casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5.
The definition of "imaginations," from dictionary.com: "the product of imagining a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one." As in literally most television shows and movies, especially those that are exalted against the knowledge of God: sorcery, magic, evil spirits, adultery, lying, stealing, murder, covetousness, inordinate affection, blood, fornication. Let's face it, it is very difficult to find a television show or movie where fornication (premarital sex) is not the norm.
Do not participate in these things; cast them down, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
No one knows God's Plan, nor each man's role in it. This could not be more plain than in the case of Herod Antipas, who divorced his wife to marry his brother's wife, Herodias. He is most famous for beheading John the Baptist at Herodias' bequest through her daughter, Salome.
In Luke 13:32, Jesus calls Antipas a "fox," and in Revelation 2:13, the Spirit [Jesus] says to the angel of the church of Pergamos, "Antipas my faithful martyr." "Faithful" implying a devotion by Antipas to Jesus, Antipas who beheaded John the Baptist.
We do not understand God's Plan, nor whom He chooses to use to fulfill it, but we are told not to judge, lest we be judged.
We are told not to speak about things we do not understand. Jude 1:10 "But these men sneer at anything which they do not understand; and whatever they do know by [mere] instinct, like unreasoning and irrational beasts—by these things they are destroyed."
What better proof do we need not to judge or sneer, to understand that we understand nothing without God's Word guiding us, than the story of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11.
9 "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies [the two witnesses] three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."
We do not understand God's Plan, but what we do know, and can understand, is His Word, the Bible, which is His Plan for us here on Earth, his instruction manual for mankind.
First and foremost, He tells us to love Him. Second, to love everyone, all people, as if they are us. On these two commandments hang all the law and prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
"And above all things have fervent charity [love] among yourselves: for charity [love] shall cover the multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8
We, Christians, do not live by the law; we live by the blood of Jesus Christ, and the gospel of peace, which is love, forgiveness, mercy and compassion, and if we remember to love unselfishly and unconditionally, as Jesus loved, then we are followers of Christ Jesus, who came to give us that freedom.
We do not know God's Plan fully, "For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect is come [Jesus], then that which is in part shall be done away." 1 Corinithians 13:9-10
If we have ears to hear and eyes to see, God's Word helps prepare us through His Justice for His Wrath to come against all injustice, or unrighteousness of men.
2 Corinthians 10:6 "And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled."
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:6, from biblehub.com:
Quote: 6. Translate, "Having ourselves (that is, being) in readiness to exact punishment for all disobedience," &c. We have this in store for the disobedient: it will be brought into action in due time. when your obedience, &c.—He charitably assumes that most of the Corinthian Church will act obediently; therefore he says "YOUR obedience." But perhaps some will act otherwise; in order, therefore, to give all an opportunity of joining the obedient, he will not prematurely exact punishment, but wait until the full number of those gathered out to Christ has been "completed," and the remainder have been proved incorrigible. End Quote.
God has not forsaken us, and He is not slow or late: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
Not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, because the alternative is everlasting destruction:
2 Thessalonians 1
8 "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"
Jesus is not coming to bring peace. He is coming to bring a sword of division between the righteous and the unrighteous.
The Line is Drawn: Justice or Wrath.
The truth will set us free, free to worship God Almighty, and shine our light in a perverse and evil generation of darkness.
Be the light you want to see. Choose Justice. Choose God. Amen.
Faithful and humble servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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