Monday, December 13, 2004

Jesus is Angry

Merry Christmas! I was speed reading Revelation this morning looking for terms regarding the souls of the dead being in Heaven for my brother's mother-in-law who lost her son and is questioning God's existence when I came across an interesting description of Jesus. I haven't yet done a study through the New Testament in regards to the coming Manasseh judgment but this caught my eye...

Revelation 6:12-17 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as the fig tree csts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the prescence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;

for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?"

I know a lot of people who will say this happens during the tribulation, but I am a post-tribulationist and believe Christians will be on earth during this time of judgment. I do not believe Jesus returns twice. It's too complicated to make the Word fit a view rather than a view to be simply from the Word. And here it says that the Lamb is angry.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

No Tolerance Here!

Have you ever heard of such a thing as the loving God of the Christian church NOT FORGIVING? Well, listen up! The unforgiven sin committed by His chosen people of Israel is the same sin we do every day, in every state. A national sin.

God’s wrath was kindled thirty years ago. He is patient but He is truly just. However, the LORD did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him. And the LORD said, “I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel. And I will cast off Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the temple (house) of which I said, ‘My name shall be there’.” “Surely at the command (mouth) of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; AND THE LORD WOULD NOT FORGIVE. (All caps mine) 2 Kings 23:26 & 27 and 24:3 & 4. So! What provocations?