God’s Love – God’s Wrath
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.John 3:36
God is love and offers salvation through his Son, but those who reject the Son will remain in God’s wrath. God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4). God wishes all to be saved and to be free from sin by living in accordance to Holy Spirit and having forgiveness through Christ. God has perfect love and he hates sin, and those who reject Christ he still loves, but they are not free from their sins.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 2:23). No one in all creation is good enough to stand before our perfect God without Christ. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 4:16). When we accept Christ as our Savior we receive the Holy Spirit who lives within us forever. We are now in the family of God and sealed for eternal life. If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17). Those who have the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord will never experience the wrath of God, but the wrath of God will be revealed against those who refuse Christ and those who persecute Christians.
The following is a quote from CBN news posted on March 20, 2019.
Just recently on Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) news, there was a group that attacks and kills Christians. Four leaders of the Christians were told to renounce their faith in Jesus and revert to Islam. When the men refused, they were executed in front of their families.
“Then the wives of the four men were told to renounce their faith or their children would be executed. That’s when something remarkable happened.”
The children in the group said the Lord Jesus appeared to them that night and told them “All would be well” They were told not to fear, that He would protect them, and that they should not renounce Him but stay strong knowing that “He is the way, the truth, and the life.”
The next morning, the terrorists lined the children against a wall and told the four mothers they could save their kids if they would only renounce Jesus Christ and return to Islam. The mothers refused.
As the soldiers prepared to fire, something happened. They dropped their rifles and started to grab at their heads, screaming and shouting “Snakes! Snakes!” Some of the soldiers ran off, and others dropped dead where they stood.
After one soldier had dropped his weapon in fear, one captive attempted to pick up the rifle in order to fire at the fleeing terrorists. He stopped when a four-year-old child told him about angels who were protecting them. “You don’t need to do that. Can you not see the men in white fighting for us?”
At end times the wrath of God will pour out on those who reject Christ but Christians who remain faithful will live in God’s family and experience his love and strength from now through all eternity.
Today live in God’s love and pray for those who have rejected Christ and live in his wrath. Our war is not against people it is against Satan who have people living in his lies. So be a light for Christ for these lost souls.
Prayer: Lord, guide me in the Spirit to live in your love and to have compassion for lost souls guided by Satan’s lies. Help me to always live by the truth and never yield to Satan’s lies. In Jesus name, Amen