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Monday, April 30, 2012

The Great Day of His Wrath Has Come

As I meditate on these Scriptures, Lord, let Your truth sink deep into my heart and change my life.

" ... there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth ... and every mountain an island was moved out of its place. 'For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'" (Revelation 6:12 - 14, 17).

Those who are left here in the Great Tribulation will be those who have spurned and refused the Lord Jesus Christ. They wanted nothing to do with Him. But the Bible says of Jesus Christ that by Him all things consist (1 Colosians 1:17). So, suppose He just relaxes His grip on nature a little bit. What if He just let go of this earth and gives those who have rejected Him what they want?

These verses tell us there will be massive cataclysm. When the sixth seal is opened, we see that everything on earth and in space is severely disrupted and the forces of nature are unleashed upon the ungodly. A massive earthquake will shake the entire globe. The world will be plunged into darkness as the sun and moon are blotted out. Meteorites and asteroids will hit the earth. This day will be so devastating that if God did not mercifully bring this to a premature conclusion, no one would be left alive (Matthew 24:22).

When that day comes, there's going to be a colossal prayer meeting. People trying to hide from the wrath of the Lamb will cry out for the rocks and mountains to fall on them (Revelation 6:17). Isn't it amazing that they would reject the Rock of Ages, yet pray to the rocks? But their prayers to the forces of nature will be in vain. And it will be too late to pray for mercy, for the day of God's mercy will have faded into the great day of His wrath.

But the Bible says, "For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Ths. 5:9). Thank God, there is a way out and it's the way up. It's Jesus!

~Adrian Rogers~ - "Tapestry, Promises & Prophecy"

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