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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Daily Devotion: Delivered From The Wrath To Come
Bible Reading: I Thessalonians 5:1-9
Key Verse: Verse 9 – “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Key Words: For God hath not appointed us to wrath
The next event to take place on God’s prophetic calendar is the rapture.
I believe that a thorough study of God’s Word reveals that we, as born-again believers, will not go through any of the seven-year tribulation period. I am convinced that the rapture of the believer will usher in the coming of the anti-Christ and the seven years of tribulation.
There is no question that the tribulation period is known as a time of God’s wrath. We are told in Revelation 6:16-17, “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
Revelation 14:10a states, “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.”
And in Revelation 15:1 it says, “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”
But is it not encouraging to know that we, as believers, will not experience this wrath of God? God has promised to deliver us from the wrath to come (Romans 5:9, I Thessalonians 1:9-10, I Thessalonians 5:9, II Thessalonians 1:7-8, Revelation 19:14-15).
Now, God does chasten us; but He will never pour His wrath upon His Bride. One of these days the trumpet is going to sound, and we are going to meet the Lord in the air; and just as God took Lot out of Sodom before the fire and brimstone, and just as the Lord put Noah in the ark before the flood, He will call His Beloved home before the tribulation begins.
I was on an airplane a while back and the flight attendant said, “This plane is headed for Baltimore, Maryland. If Baltimore is not in your plans today, I suggest you quickly disembark.” This world is headed for hell and judgment, and if hell and judgment are not in your plans, I would suggest that you make plans to disembark through the rapture.
What to do:
✞ Live for God daily.
✞ Witness daily.
✞ Lift up your head and be encouraged for your redemption is one day closer than it was before.
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