THE WRATH OF GOD - IT'S TOUGH LOVE
"O clap your hands, all you people; shout unto God with the voice
of TRIUMPH! For the Lord most High is TERRIBLE; He is a great
King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and
the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for
us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved. Selah!
God is gone up with a SHOUT, the Lord with the sound of the
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto the King,
For God is King of all the earth: sing you praises with
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of His
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people
of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto
God: He is greatly exalted."
What a wonderful and mighty Psalm. One day it will be
literal reality. God in the form of Jesus Christ will come and
subdue all nations, will come and rule the whole earth. He will
come with the sound of the TRUMPET! He will come with a SHOUT! He
is a God that can be TERRIBLE! The world has not yet seen the
AWESOME POWER of the terrible God. What the world may have seen
at times in history as to the working of His power, such as in
the days of the flood of Noah; the Exodus of the Israelites out
of Egypt; the power of the fall of Jericho under Joshua the
leader of Israel; the miraculous miracles under Elijah and
Elisha; some of the miracles in more modern times, like the very
unusual calm of the English channel for those escaping at Dunkirk
from the German military machine ready to dash them to oblivion.
Whatever the world may have witnessed to the MIGHT and the POWER
of the Lord in the past ages, it will be as nothing compared to
the tossing and blistering attack God will throw at the nations
of this earth during the DAY OF THE LORD, the LAST YEAR of this
age, leading up to the coming of Christ, and the HORRIFIC battle
of Armageddon, when Jesus, the angels, and the saints, will
pulverize, annihilate, wipe out and expunge, the nations that try
to fight Him on His return.
Just think, meditate upon, the very idea that physical
humans will think they can fight the God of this universe. It is
dumb, it is as goofy as you can possibly get. But it will show
how Satan can so deeply deceive people, how he can control their
mind, that armies will think they are in the right, they are the
righteous ones, and this army coming from the heaven is the evil
empire of some science-fiction-reality, of an invasion from
another planet taking place.
Listen to what Psalm 2 says to us:
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed
saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their
cords from us (we will have nothing to do with them).
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have
them in derision.
Then shall He speak to them in His WRATH, and vex them in his
Yet have I set my King upon My holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the Lord has said unto me, You are My
Son; this day I have begotten you.
Ask of Me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance,
and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
You shall break them with the rod of iron; you shall dash them in
pieces like a potter;s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O you king: be instructed, you judges of
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be ANGRY, and you perish from the way, when
His WRATH is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him."
What a magnificent prophecy! It will come to pass! As sure
as the rising of the sun, I tell you the words of this prophecy
will one day be a reality. The Son of God is to RETURN, in POWER,
in MIGHT, in GLORY, in the mode of a fighter full of ANGER -
RIGHTEOUS ANGER, and WRATH!
The Almighty God "...loves righteousness, and HATES
WICKEDNESS..." Psalm 45:7.
"You put away all the WICKED of the earth, like dross...."
"But the WICKED shall PERISH, the enemies of the Lord shall
be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, into smoke shall they
consume away" Psalm 37:20.
"Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that HATE the
RIGHTEOUS shall be DESOLATE" Psalm 34:21.
"The UNgodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the
wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous" Psalm
The day is coming when the Eternal Creator, the Holy One,
will say it is time, it is enough; the wickedness of the world
has had its limits. The day will arrive when the Father will send
Jesus back to this earth, to STOP the wickedness of the wicked,
to put an end to the ABOUNDING of EVIL and SIN! The longsuffering
and patience of the Lord will come to an end. With righteous
WRATH God will consume His enemies. Their flesh shall consume
away from their bodies (Zechariah 14) in the battle of the great
and dreadful day of the wrath of God.
There is a judgment day of wrath coming from the Lord. It is
"For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may
know there is a judgment" Job 19:29.
He will not be silent forever. He will not sit and watch the
evil of the wicked forever. He will not withhold His punishment
for the ages of ages. He will reward the wicked with His
destructive anger and wrath.
"Behold the day of the Lord comes, CRUEL both with WRATH and
FIERCE ANGER, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the
sinners out of it. therefore I will shake the heavens, and the
earth shall remove out of its place, in the WRATH of the Lord of
hosts, and in the day of His FIERCE ANGER" Isaiah 13:9,13).
"Behold, the name of the Lord comes from far, BURNING with
ANGER, and the burden thereof is heavy: His lips are full of
INDIGNATION, and his tongue as a DEVOURING FIRE" Isaiah 30:27.
"I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there
was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine ANGER; and
TRAMPLE them in My FURY; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon
My garments, and I will stain all My raiment. For the day of
VENGEANCE is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed is come.
And I looked and there was none to help; and I wondered that
there was none to uphold: therefore My own arm brought salvation
unto Me; and My FURY, it upheld Me. And I will TREAD DOWN the
people in My ANGER, and make them drunk in My FURY, and I will
bring down their strength to the earth" Isaiah 63:3-6.
"For, behold the Lord will COME with FIRE, and with His
chariots like a WHIRLWIND, to render His ANGER with FURY, and His
REBUKE with FLAMES OF FIRE" Isaiah 66:15.
"The ANGER of the Lord shall not return, until He has
executed, and till He has performed the thoughts of His heart: in
the LATTER DAYS you shall consider it perfectly" Jeremiah 23:20.
Oh indeed, we shall consider it well, when the Lord really
steps in to SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL this earth, and the nations
upon it. Though the Eternal is slow to anger, very merciful, and
patient, there comes a limit that He will endure. For the sake of
the righteous; for the safe of His plan for this earth and the
people upon it, He will have to stop mankind from killing
themselves. But evil will have so abounded, people will be so
stiffnecked, so deceived by Satan the Devil, there will be no way
to bring them to REPENTANCE but by VERY HARD LOVE, I mean harder
love than the nations have ever experienced in their history. The
Eternal God will have to bring people to their knees! It will
take all the prophecies of the book of Revelation to be reality,
before people will finally come to the end of their rope, and
with one last breath, so to speak, cry out "O Lord, we are
SINNERS, we have done WICKEDLY. We have broken your commandments,
we have gone our own way, thrown you and your word out of our
homes, our schools, our universities, our governments, our courts
of law, and followed our own heart and mind. We REPENT! We will
serve You! We admit you only have the right way to live, and we
are willing to be taught, to listen, to obey YOU and your holy
It's going to take a SHAKING of this world, the death of
tens of MILLIONS, the final battle of Armageddon as pictured in
Revelation 16 and 19; the WRATH, the RIGHTEOUS wrath of God to
save mankind from themselves, and to bring them to REPENTANCE!!
The New Testament is not SILENT about the WRATH of God to
come upon the WICKED of this earth.
To be continued