Commentary By: Gordon King
Judgment is coming! The Lord is patient and not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.“
The good Lord is very patient, but His patience will not last forever! One day soon His judgment is coming, His wrath upon the world is coming with a vengeance!
There comes a time when the iniquity of many has reached it’s limit, when their cup of iniquity is full and overflowing.
“Behold, the day of the Lord comes,
Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger,
To lay the land desolate;
And He will destroy its sinners from it.“
“I will punish the world for its evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
I will halt the arrogance of the proud,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.“
God destroyed the world with a great flood during the days of Noah because of their sin, because He had enough of the evil and wickedness of man.
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the outcry against them and because their sin was very grave.
“And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.“
The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah had reached a point where God said enough is enough! Just as in the days of Noah, God reached a limit to how much He would allow before destroying them, and it’s the same now as it was then! The time is soon coming when God will say enough is enough!
And what did the good Lord do with the righteous just before His judgment came to the wicked? He removed them! He removed all the righteous from Sodom and Gomorrah, and He also removed all the righteous from the flood, and so it will be just before He pours out His wrath and judgment in the end, removal of the righteous from the earth via the rapture of the church!
There is judgment of nations now, just as there has been for thousands of years, nations come and nations go, rulers come to power and rulers fall from power, however, when God judges and pours out His wrath to completely destroy the wicked then He first removes the righteous, just as He did in the past!
God will not be mocked, and God will only take being rebelled against for so long before He says enough is enough! Just as in the days of Noah and Sodom/Gomorrah when evil and wickedness had reached a pinnacle, a boiling point, a point of no return. And so it goes now, when the evil and wickedness of this world reaches a pinnacle, a boiling point, when the cup of the world’s iniquity is full and overflowing the good Lord will say enough is enough!
When we see the world endorsing and supporting things which are abominations to Him such as abortion and gay marriage then we know the end is near. When we see schools and parents teaching children that they can change their sexual identity then we know the end is near. When the world tells people that they should have a sex change operation as the answer to their sexual confusion then we know the end is near. When we replace God in schools, government, and society at large with idols, fairy tales, and the worship of creation then we know the end is near. When what is righteous and holy is seen as evil and wicked and what is evil and wicked is now seen as righteous and holy then we know the end is near!
All of these things and more are signs my friends, they are signs that the soon return of Jesus Christ is near, even at the door! They are warning signs that the LORD is angry with the world, that He is close to saying enough is enough, that His judgment and wrath is coming very, very soon!
When the righteous are told that they don’t know what they are talking about then we know judgment is coming soon! When those that preach the truth are mocked, scorned, and ridiculed then we know that Christ is coming soon to take us home! And when we see even those in the church teaching false doctrines and being led astray then we know that the good Lord is coming soon and the wrath of His fierce anger is even at the door!
Just as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, just as in the days of Noah, the good Lord will come first to remove the righteous before He pours out His wrath and fierce anger upon the world! He won’t just supernaturally protect us from His wrath, no, He will actually remove us from it, just as He removed the righteous from Sodom, and Noah and His family from the flood. The entire world will be under the wrath of God, where will he take millions and millions of believers? Where would they be safe in the world? Nowhere! Nowhere here on earth that is!
As the world becomes more wicked and evil the closer we are to the rapture of the church! He will come to take us to where He now is, in heaven!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!