THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Scripture: Revelation 19:15
Revelation 19:15 says, “Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” The Jesus of Revelation does not exercise forbearance mess around with people who continually and blatantly transgress His Word. He becomes a Terminator. Is it really fair to people we see in continual rebellious sin, not to let them know that they are rapidly approaching a judicial encounter with the Living God and their eternity is at stake? To just give them blessing and God loves you, loves you, loves you is not God’s approach to all sinners. It never has been and never will be. The New Testament approach has a caveat – God loves you, loves you, loves you, but that love means if we reject it, affliction might come our direction. Not to warn when called by the Spirit, makes us violate the principles of the watchman and possibly leaves blood on our hands. It is now time we get serious in molding ourselves into Christ’s image. It is time we get serious about learning who God is!