Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"The Righteous Judgment"

“The Righteous Judgment”


All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just:  He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.  This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.  He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might.         2 Thessalonians 1:5-9


The Apostle Paul, in this letter to the Thessalonian believers, was encouraging them to be steadfast in their persecutions and trials.  The demonstration of their endurance was evidence of their FAITH in God and His RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT.    They were under numerous trials and persecutions, yet the Thessalonian believers stood firm and unwavering in their FAITH.  And because of their STEADFAST FAITH, they were counted worthy of the Kingdom of God. 


Paul goes on to tell them about the Righteous Judge, the Lord God.  He says that God will pay back TROUBLE to those who TROUBLE them, and give RELIEF to those who were troubled.  This will take place at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will be revealed from Heaven in a BLAZING FIRE, and He will be accompanied by His powerful angels. 


He will then punish those who do NOT KNOW God, those who do NOT have a relationship with Him and do not OBEY the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Those who continually and willfully reject Him.  They will be PUNISHED with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION and SEPARATED from the presence of the Lord and from His glory and His might.  They will be sentenced to Hell, the place where they will SUFFER ETERNAL, torment, torture, heartache, pain, agony and despair, with NO WAY of escape.  They will be FOREVER SEPARATED from EVERYTHING that is PURE and GOOD.  While the TRUE BELIEVER will be REJOICING in Heaven, the place of ETERNAL BLISS, FREE from any form of heartache, pain, agony, torment, torture and despair.  Only ALL things that are PURE and GOOD will be the blessings of those who have TRULY given their HEARTS and Lives to God.


To which group do you belong?  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are one that will be PUNISHED with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION, in Hell, for ALL of ETERNITY.  God, the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE is giving you the opportunity NOW, to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be counted WORTHY of the Kingdom of God.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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