As peace is a truth widely loved, wrath is a truth widely loathed. Many in the church have been embarrassed by God’s wrath and have revised this biblical truth.
The theme of the wrath of God toward sin and sinners is clearly and widely taught in the Bible. This truth is so interwoven with the hope of our peace with one another and with God that if we lose our grasp on one we lose hope of the other.
In scripture God always warn us of His wrath and then leads us towards salvation.
The wrath of God is, “His steady, unrelenting, unremitting, uncompromising antagonism to evil in all its forms and manifestations.”
The Anger Of God Is Not Like Our Anger
When we speak about the wrath of God, remember that it is the wrath of God. So, everything we know about God is just love, and He is good – needs to be poured into our understanding of His wrath.
The words “anger” and “wrath” make us think about our experience. You may have suffer because of someone who is habitually angry loses his temper, or flies into a rage. Our anger can often be unpredictable, petty, and disproportionate.
Although these things are often true of human anger, none of them are true of the anger of God. God’s wrath is the just and measured response of His Holiness toward evil.
God’s Wrath Is Provoked
The anger of God is not something that resides in Him by nature; it’s a response to evil. It is provoked.
The Bible says, “God is love.” That is His nature. God’s love is not provoked. He does not love us because He sees some wisdom, beauty, or goodness in us. He loves us because He loves us, and we can never get beyond that (Deuteronomy 7:7).
But God’s wrath is different, His Holy response to the intrusion of evil into His world. If there was no sin in the world there would be no wrath of God. So, the Bible’s teaching about the wrath of God is different rom ancient mythologies, gods who run around frustrated and fuming. God’s anger is His settled resolve that evil will not stand,
God Is Slow To Anger
Why does God allow evil to continue in the world? Why does He not wipe it out?
God holds out the offer of grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9). People are coming to Him in faith and repentance every day, and God patiently holds open the door of grace. The day of God’s wrath will come, but then the door of grace will be closed.
God’s Wrath Is Revealed Now.
How does God reveal His wrath when sinners suppress the truth about Him, exchange the truth for a lie, and worship created things rather than the creator? God gives them up (Romans 1):
- Therefore, God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts and impurity (1:24).
- For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions (1:26).
- God gave them up to a debased mind (1:28).
“Paul is not teaching that one day God will punish Roman civilization for its vice and decadence are themselves God’s punishment… Their punishment was their greed, envy, strife, deceit, violence, and faithfulness.” When we see the moral fabric of our culture being torn, then ad Christian believer we should cry to God for mercy,
God’s Wrath Is Stored Up
The Who,e Bible account leads to a day when God will deal with all evil fully, finally, and forever. This will be the day of Wrath, when God will recompense every evil and bring to judgement every sin.
God will do this in perfect justice. The punishment for every sin will match the crime. When the judgement is done, every mouth will be stopped because everyone will know God judged in righteousness and justice. Then God will usher in a new heaven and a new earth which will be the home of the righteous.
God’s Wrath On Sinners
In John 3;36, He does not say, “The wrath of God will come on the disobedient,” He says, “ Whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on Him.” By nature we are children of wrath (Ephesians 2:4). It is the state in which we are born.
What, at the end of the day, is the great human problem? it is not that we are lost and need to find our way on a spiritual journey. It is not that we are wounded and need to be healed. At the core of the human problem is that we are sinners under the judgement of God, and the divine wrath hangs over us until it is taken away.
How God’s Wrath Is Removed
The Bible speaks about God’s wrath being poured out at the cross: “I will soon pour my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you” (Ezekiel 7:8). This takes us to the heart of what happened there: The divine wrath toward sin was poured out on Jesus. He became the “propitiation” for our sins (Romans 3:25), which means that payment for our sins was poured out on Jesus at Calvary Hill.
Don’t ever get the idea that God lives you because Jesus died for you. No, it’s the other way around. Jesus died for you because God loved you! He love you even when you were the object of His wrath! God so loved the objects of His wrath that He spent the wrath on Himself at the cross.
The outpouring of God’s wrath was the greatest act of live this world had even seen.
The hope for sinners is that between us and the wrath of God stands the cross of Jesus. Sin was laid on Jesus and the Divine wrath toward it was poured out, spent, and exhausted in the darkness of Calvary. And when it was done, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “it is finished!”
Why did we pick up that sin again? It was taken away. We are sinners by nature,
The wrath of God that will one day be poured out on all sin was spent at the cross will regard to all who are with Him.
Then Jesus rose from the dead, and He stands before us today, a living Savior! He offers to you the priceless gift of peace with God, He is ready to forgive your sins and fill you with His Spirit. He can save you from the wrath and reconcile you to the Father. He has opened the door of heaven, and He is able to bring you in.
One day God will take His mighty hand off of the nation. Because God cannot be where sin prevails. Only evil will be present. And the wrath of God will begin.