Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How Lost They Are!

After this, I noticed something else in heaven. The sacred tent used for a temple was open. And the seven angels who were bringing the terrible troubles were coming out of it. They were dressed in robes of pure white linen and wore belts made of pure gold. One of the four living creatures gave each of the seven angels a bowl made of gold. These bowls were filled with the anger of God who lives forever and ever.  The temple quickly filled with smoke from the glory and power of God. No one could enter it until the seven angels had finished pouring out the seven last troubles.

Revelation 15:5-8

Why do men get angry?  It is because they were created in the image of God!  Some have wrongly said that all anger is unrighteous!  More than 250 years ago a preacher named Jonathan Edwards delivered a sermon titled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God!”  You can still find the text of that sermon today on the internet, but what you don’t find is many people who are moved by the truth he spoke!  

Many people today say they don’t believe in God, but truthfully what they don’t believe in is Hell!  They don’t believe a “loving” God would throw men and women into the fires of Hell for Eternity.  Believing in God and Hell are both important if you want to be motivated to obey the Words of Scripture that call for you to abandon your self interests for the will of God in your life.

The Devil may indeed seem to leave you alone if you are living as a Christian but are not involved in warning sinners of the Eternal Damnation which is a certainty for those who reject Jesus!  Satan leaves you alone because you are no threat to his evil plans for the world!

Revival will come when the world sees how lost it is, not when Christians see how saved they are!

“Lord Jesus, give me today opportunity and the courage to warn the lost about the fires of Hell and the horror of an Eternity separated from You!  May You, Jesus be praised forever.  Amen!” 

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