I talk to people about JESUS very frequently. They say to me things like, “Apostle, if you find believing in Jesus as the primary necessity for human existence, if it makes you feel good, then that’s fine for you. You can decide to invest all your education and degrees in Jesus, that’s fine. But I don’t feel the need for Jesus, you guys are all religious bandits”. And I go back crying not because of the insult but because the catastrophic end of every man who rejects this Jesus we preach is predictable.
The broad meaning of SALVATION is to be saved from calamities such as wars, diseases or other perils. However, there is one calamity, one catastrophe so utterly grim that rescue from it is the essence of biblical salvation.
The ultimate salvation that any human being can ever experience is rescue from the WRATH OF GOD that is to come. Do we believe that there remains a wrath that is to come? I think the heights of unbelief in our culture and in our churches today is UNBELIEF IN THE WRATH OF GOD and His certain promise of JUDGEMENT on the unbelieving human race.
Zephaniah 1:14 says “The great day of the Lord is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The day of the Lord is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out. That day is the DAY OF WRATH.
People today simply don’t believe that there is a day called the JUDGEMENT DAY any longer, including some pastors. Why then will a leader of a nation permit the operation of homosexuality all under the wing of human rights? Why will a man be given a political or priestly appointment and from the first day of his assignment his mission statement becomes “loot, share and disappear”? Why do people take one another to the shrine for power? It is because we have been indoctrinated that aside birthdays, Christmas day, Easter day and boxing days, there is no day called JUDGMENT DAY. Hmm, I wish I wasn’t the one writing this, but trust me, there is a day approaching call JUDGEMENT DAY. Both the dead and the living will face it. The bible calls it the day of God’s wrath.
Christians get happy about the return of Jesus Christ. Oh happy day! Yes, it is happy day for the saved but for the unsaved the return of Jesus will be the worst of all conceivable calamities. There is a real LAKE OF FIRE created by God Himself to punish disobedience. It was originally designed for Satan and his demons but the disobedient of man will cause men to be occupants of the LAKE OF FIRE.
When we consider for a moment the frightening dimensions of the fury outpouring of God’s wrath, we tremble in our souls. When we consider that we deserve to be consumed by HIS WRATH and realized that JESUS CHRIST has already bear that WRATH in our place, then we are able to see the greatness of the salvation that He has bestowed upon us. HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT A SALVATION?
YOU HAVE TO BE SAVED, IT IS NOT A MATTER OF DEBATE.
GOD’S WRATH IS COMING UPON ALL CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE AND ALL WHO NEGLECTS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.