“…The Lord is at the head of the column. He leads them with a shout. This is his mighty army, and they follow his orders. The day of the Lord is an awesome, terrible thing. Who can possibly survive? That is why the Lord says,
“Turn to me now, while there is time.
Give me your hearts.
Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish……..”(Joel 2:11-13)
There is a great wrath that humans have built up in God. He has tried everything He possibly could to reconcile Man to Himself, yet, at the end of the day, God is Just-there has to be consequences to the great evil that has prevailed on the earth. God hates sin. It has to be expunged.
I hear people mention how they look forward to the coming of Christ. I may not know what they mean by that, but here’s what John foresaw: “…Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him— even those who pierced him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for him. Yes! Amen!…”(Revelation 1:7)
Another statement that Christ made makes me even more convinced to the conclusion I am about to make: “…But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?…”(Luke 18:8)
I strongly believe that a very staggering percentage is knowledgeable of God’s intentions, yet they choose to disregard His directives and follow their passions and desires. It is a sad thing that what we observe in churches every weekend could be a very elaborate masquerade, a show between human beings of how good we are, and how well we relate to the Almighty, whilst knowing in our hearts how lost we are, how clueless, how dark, and not forgetting the lack of peace and joy.
Your fellow man will not be your advocate on the day of the Lord. Get the right lawyer-Jesus Christ. He bought the title of a redeemer with His life, giving up his deity and lowering Himself to the lowest point.
Punishment is eminent, but it will not happen to you if you cling to Christ, seek Him, make a personal commitment to know Him.
Punishment should not compel you come to Christ. His love and compassion should draw you to Him. The contrast of your destitute nature and His abundant providence should be your motivating factor. While it’s still day….