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Exploring Revelation
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“Revelation 11:18 Pt.1”
by Art Sadlier   
February 22nd, 2009

Last week we saw that our Lord had finally moved to begin to remove Satan from the rulership of this world. The coming victory is pronounced in verse 17,as a fact, as if it  had already happened, because victory is certain and near at hand.  Yet we know that there are yet many things to be accomplished before Christ actually sits on the throne of this world in Jerusalem.

As this age draws to a close, we see everything coming to a great climax. We see in verse 16, a climax of intensity of the worship of God by men, an intensity which will continue for eternity. In verse 18, we see a climax of anger against God, a climax which will also continue for all of eternity. This anger against God by men is reached in Revelation 19:19, "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army". This takes place as Christ returns to the earth take possession of the kingdom.

The phrase in verse 18, "Thy wrath is come", is today repulsive to a generation that has been brainwashed with the false teaching that emphasizes the love of God but rejects His holiness and justice and His incredible anger against sin. Today there is no fear of God in the eyes of men, men need to be reminded that the old testament is filled with demonstrations of God's anger against sin. Roman's 1:18 says, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness".

We read much about the mercy of God, but the mercy of God is only extended to those who repent of their sin, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" John 3:36.

Men sometimes make up a god to satisfy their own desires, their god does not exist, men often say, I don't want a God of judgment, I reject such a God, to bad, they will meet the real God soon enough. My friend, repent, turn around, meet God at the throne of mercy now or you will one day meet Him at the great white throne judgment.

Next week we learn more about Judgment and more about rewards.

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