It’s not wise to go before an angry God.

My dad before he passed, shared this word of wisdom. “It’s not wise
to go before an angry God” There was great substantiated truth in
the words. It is just as true today as when he told me a few years,
ago. God woke me up this morning with the thought that He was angry
because peoples’ actions were threatening to invalidate His promises.
He was angry and was putting things in order.
 
Jonathan Edwards was one of the principals in a religious movement
known as the “Great Awakening,” Edwards typified the “Hell, Fire, and
Brimstone” preacher. His classic sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an
Angry God,” reportedly had such a strong effect on his congregation
that some of its members ran screaming from the church in terror.
 
His sermon in part went like this…
 
As he that walks slippery places is every moment liable to fall, he
cannot foresee one moment whether he shall stand or fall the next; and
when he does fall, he falls at once without warning: Which is also
expressed in Psalm 73:18-19 “Surely thou didst set them in slippery
places: thou castedst them down into destruction: How are they brought
into desolation as in a moment!” The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and
the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at
your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere
pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or
obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made
drunk with your blood. .
 
Thus all you that have never passed under a great change of heart, by
the mighty power of the Spirit of God upon your soul; all you that
were never born again, and made new creatures, and raised from being
dead in sin, to a state of new, and before altogether unexpereienced
light and life, are in the hands of an angry God….
 
And now you have an extraordinary opportunity, a day wherein Christ
has thrown the door of mercy wide oepn, and stands calling, and crying
with a loud voice to poor sinners; a day wherein many are flocking to
him, and pressing into the kingdom of God. Many are daily coming from
the east, west, north, and south; many that were very lately in the
same miserable condition that you are in, are now in a happy state,
with their hearts fillled wiht love to him who has loved them, and
washed them from their sins in his own blood, and rejoicing in the
hope of the glory of God.
 
Then God’s Word says this…
 
“But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and
wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over
truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes
and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has
created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such
can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine
being. So nobody has a good excuse.
 
What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they
didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized
themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither
sense nor direction left in their lives.
 
They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life.
They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands
for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.” Paul from His
Word

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