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WRATH POURED OUT (19 of 32)
The Revelation chapter 15 has set the stage for the
pouring out of the howls of wrath given to us in the
16th chapter. You may recall that the heavens opened
and the angels come on assignment from God. Their
assignment is to pour out the wrath of God on the
There is so much judgment and so much wrath preached
in these particular sections of The Revelation that
sometimes it gets to be a little bit oppressive and we
wonder about it. Why spend so much time? Why talk so
much about the subject of the wrath of God?
One of the reasons we do is because the Bible teaches
it. Another reason we do is because it is only right
to warn people about 6that which is true and that
which is to come.
I took you to John 3 last week and contrasted John
3:16 with John 3:36. Of course, you know that John
3:16 is the great verse about the love of God. "For
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Verse 36 is the verse about the wrath of God. The
Bible says, "The wrath of God abides on those who do
not believe on the name of the Son of God."
The wrath of God is the underside of the love of God.
The great lesson is that God loves us. If you never
know anything else about God, if you never get
anything out of what I preach except this, always
understand that God loves you with an everlasting
love. There is nothing you can do that will cause God
not to love you. God's love pursues you and seeks you
and longs to bless you and forgive you. God is a God
The truth of the matter is, God is also a God of
wrath. In the Bible we are warned about the wrath of
God. In the book of The Revelation we are seeing the
culmination of this wrath of God.
If I'm to be faithful to God's Word, as a faithful
preacher, I have to give you exactly what God has to
say. If you were in a building that was on fire and
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