“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”—Matthew 3:7
“But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God?”—Romans 2:5
In the first theme text above (Matthew 3:7), John the Baptist by the Spirit, talks about the wrath to come. Then in the second theme text, the Apostle Paul by the Spirit also talks about the wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. And many other scriptures also talks about the upcoming wrath and judgment of God.
As we continue in our study of the events of the end-times, having looked into the rapture of the saints last week, in this post we will be looking into the topic of the wrath of God’s judgment which comes immediately after the rapture of the saints. In Luke 17: 26-30 here is what the Lord Jesus says:
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought; they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed”
From the above quoted scripture, it is crystal clear from the words of our Lord Jesus Christ that immediately after the rapture of the saints at Jesus’ return, all the remnants of the earth will face the wrath of God’s judgment and be completely destroyed. So in this post we want o scripturally study the nature of this wrath of God’s judgment; find out who and who are the objects of this wrath of God’s judgment and finally how to escape the upcoming wrath of God’s judgment.
The Nature of the Wrath of God’s Judgment
“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” Revelation 14:14-19
The revelation of John in the above quoted text clearly depicts the nature of God’s wrath in clear terms. Verse 14 of that chapter talks about Jesus’ return in the cloud. Verse 15-16 talks about the harvest of the saints from the earth, which is the rapture. Then verse 17-19 reveals the wrath of God’s judgment on the remnants of the earth after the rapture. Now going a little deeper to understand the nature of this wrath, listed below are the different plagues of God’s wrath. That is, the first phase of the wrath…
- The plague of noisome and grievous sore – Revelation 16:1-2
- The plague of dead sea creatures—Revelation 16:3
- The plague of bodies of water turning into blood—Revelation16:4
- The plague of scorching heat from the sun—Revelation 16:8-9
- The plague of thick darkness—Revelation 16:10
- The plague of dried river—Revelation 16:12
- The plague of great earthquake – Revelation 16:18
A noteworthy point concerning the periods of God’s wrath as listed above, is that Revelation 16:9 says the people that were being tormented by God’s wrath of judgment, repented not to give him glory. Which means during the periods of the wrath of God’s judgment, there will be no repentance.
Who Are the Objects of God’s Wrath of Judgment?
- The unsaved sinners. That is, those who do not believe and receive Jesus as their Lord and personal savior. Including those who take the of the beast (See Ephesians 2:2-3)
- The disobedient and ungodly: whether believers or not–Romans 2:8; Ephesians 5:5-6; Colossians 3:5-6
How to Escape The Wrath of God’s Judgment
- Salvation through Justification by Faith in Christ Jesus –“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him”—Romans 5:8-9 (see also 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:9)
- Godliness “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:11-13
- Faithfulness: Matthew 24:45-51
- Faith, love, and hope of salvation 1 Thessalonians 5:8-9
So my dearly beloved brother or sister, now that you have received this message. If you are yet to give your life to Christ, you need to do that now. Because that’s the number one and foremost step for escaping the upcoming wrath of God’s judgment. To receive Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour Click Here Now!
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