Saturday, December 29, 2012

Revelation 15: God's magnificence in holiness and wrath

I am reading John MacArthur's sermon on Revelation 15:3-8. It is a tremendous picture of God's wrath and His holiness. It is a beautiful exegesis of the verses. Here are a few quotes that moved me. Of course they are better read in context, and better still, heard as the sermon it is. I encourage you to listen to "The Final Wrath of God, Part 1 and Part 2." These are from Part 2.

"In Job chapter 21 and verse 30 it says, "The wicked is reserved for the day of destruction. They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath." God's final wrath is coming."

"God's plan is holiness. God's plan is peace. God's plan is perfection. God's plan is joy. That's indicated to us, as we shall see, when we get to chapter 21 and read of the magnificence of the eternal state. And the One who lives forever and the One who promises eternal joy and eternal peace is not going to allow sin to live forever."

"Those who refuse to drink the cup of salvation will drown in the bowls of wrath." (Revelation 15:3-8; Psalm 116:13)

"And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished. ... "The glory cloud will stay until the earth is completely purged and cleansed and prepared for the King and His Kingdom."
"God's Grace", Source

"Once the wrath of God was placed on Jesus Christ because of what He was doing for sinners. In the future, the wrath of God will be placed on sinners because of what they are doing to Jesus Christ."

"After the judgment or the righteous acts of God have been revealed, the elect from all nations will enter the Kingdom to worship the King."

Worship, Source
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