Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God!

I saw a vision of the LORD standing by the temple altar, and he said, "Shake the columns until the tops fall loose, and the doorposts crumble. Then make the pieces fall on the people below. I will take a sword and kill anyone who escapes.  "If they dig deep into the earth or climb to the sky, I'll reach out and get them.  If they escape to the peaks of Mount Carmel, I'll search and find them. And if they hide from me at the bottom of the ocean, I'll command a sea monster to bite them.  I'll send a sword to kill them, wherever their enemies drag them off as captives. I'm determined to hurt them, not to help them."

Amos 9: 1 - 4

On July 8, 1741 Jonathan Edwards used verses 2 and 3 from Amos chapter 9 as the scriptural basis of his sermon called “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”  

It was delivered at the time of the “Great Awakening” and made “remarkable impressions on many of the hearers.” That is according to the cover of the 1741 printed edition.

We are suffering today under a misunderstanding about God.  We think that God will not send us to the Eternal Fires of Hell forever because He loves us!  That my friend is not true.  God will not send us to the Eternal Fires of Hell because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, not simply because He loves us!  

A man covered in gasoline cannot step into the flames and expect to survive.  A man covered in sin cannot stand in the Fire of God’s Righteousness and not be consumed.  

The fact that God loves you does not make you fit to stand in His presence.  The Blood of Jesus does change you into a man or woman who, covered by the Righteousness of our Lord and Savior can stand in the presence of God!

If you are not covered by the Blood of Jesus, run to Him today, while there is still time!

“Lord Jesus, thank You Lord for providing the Way for me to escape the Eternal Fires of Hell.  Praise Your Holy and Righteous Name, now and forever.  Amen.”

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