September 02, 2019: SOAP #3560:  Ezekiel 17-19; Revelation 7 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 6:15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on […]

September 02, 2019: SOAP #3560:  Ezekiel 17-19; Revelation 7

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 6:15 Then the kings of theearth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave andevery free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 Theycalled to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from theface of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

Revelation (NIV) 7:16 Never again will they hunger; never again will theythirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For theLamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will leadthem to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from theireyes.”

Observation:  Yesterday the last two verses of chapter 6stood out to me and I started writing my SOAP on the 'wrath of the Lamb.'  When I discovered that I had written thosethoughts last year I changed.     

Today I read the last two verses in chapter 7. The same Lamb is the shepherd of those who have come out of greattribulation and washed their robes white in the 'blood of the Lamb.'    

The love of God motivated Jesus to great lengths to save fallen man from theresults of sin.  The holiness of God motivatesJesus to great wrath for those who reject His sacrifice and continue insin. 

Application:  How unwise to reject God's offer offorgiveness and His presence in our lives to help us to live in a way thathonors Him.  How unwise and foolish tothink that sin is unimportant to God.   How unlike God I am when I ignore His holinessand think only of His love.   

Prayer:  Holy Spirit, open my eyes to see Jesus as Hereally is.  He is BOTH loving AND holy!  Help my words and actions truly honor Him!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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