The Wrath of God Against Mankind? – Part 2
And in this case, it has been here raised by the inquiring mind of the submitter of this question. God was teaching it to Moses, who had seen how God delivered the people and how with undeniable miracles (plainly observed by all) brought forth the people from the land of Egypt from slavery. Even though Moses pleaded for God to save the people and not destroy them, God knew that in order for Moses to lead the people correctly, he had to have a sense of the Holiness of a loving God and that when that Holiness is cast down, and made light of, a spirit of anger, motivated by a strong and ever increasing gratitude for God in light of the wondrous works he has performed for the children of man, to quote the 107th Psalm.
Isaiah Chapter 6, states “1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the
It is very interesting, that of the many attributes of God only one of his attributes (though all are important) “Holiness” is called our three times, as the scripture recounts. Revelation 4:8 states, “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” (NLT) This is another look into the very Heavens of God, and the Angelic beings are repeating the Holy nature of God three times. This is said to be the only attribute of God repeated three times in the bible. This would signify that there is something God wants to convey to us concerning this attribute, which he alone can possess and rightly convey.
Though we are sanctified (set apart as or declare holy, consecrate) by God, we can never claim the attribute independent of God or of our own will. The presence of the Holy Spirit sanctifies man, as it did Moses and the entire camp of the Hebrews in the wilderness, as it did sanctify even the Holy Mountain, and as it does sanctify believers today. The entire biblical record could be seen as the transcript of God, teaching us, conveying to us, in our progressive sanctification, how to interact with the triune God, the only true God, a Holy, Holy Holy God.
Though men may try, independent from God, we cannot even explain God’s Holiness. If we are speaking, preaching or teaching on it, we would do best to stay in the scriptures with respect to God’s Holiness. As we did from the Moses account, we see from Isaiah’s encounter of being in the presence of God, how grave, our sin appears in the light of God’s Holiness.
Isaiah 6, 3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 6Then flew one of the
Christ’s death, resurrection, and his ascension into heaven, did this similar purging or purification of our entire body, (for those who are professing Christians), removing our sins, as we live in God’s presence
Yes, this body will surely die (save Christ’s return), because of the unholy nature of sin, and our fallen status in this world. But God has prepared us a new body, a body free of sin and death, one which we can’t contaminate again by sin. Moses was playing the role or the representation of the Messiah, the Pre-figured Christ, the propitiation for the sins of the Jewish people, as Christ was the propitiation for our sins (those of the whole world).
Moses was acting as a type of savior.
God told Moses that he would send a Messiah to the nation and to all mankind, to save us from the deadly reality of sin. Even the cure was
Isn’t it wonderful and a holy blessing, that we have a savior in Christ? The promised Messiah has come. No longer does one group need to feel that they must kill or hurt their brothers and sisters to defend the Holiness of God and his Commandments. With the advent of Christ, came “Peace on Earth and
God has made a covenant with man and provided a propitiation, an atonement, a cure for sin, Jesus the righteous, his death and his Blood paid all penalties for all the sins of those who accept him and believe that he is the Savior of the World, sent by God for that express purpose and that he is the Son of God and that the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit (1 X 1 X 1 = 1 Holy, Holy, Holy Supreme God).
The Gospel (the Good News) is certainly that and much, much more. It is a world of Goodness in itself. The plan of creation, the mystery of all mysteries, solved in the person of Christ, God’s Holiness is so Holy, that no one can stand, in the light of it. The whole world was destroyed once (all put a few, a handful of the people in it, Noah and his family survive) because of sin. So it is clear that the Holiness of God required a propitiation to resolve, the debt of sin we all own, in our lives (big and small); but no sin is too small, as to not require forgiveness or repentance or penalty, and none so proliferated as to escape his great grace if they are repented of.
When we understand the Holiness of God, we see the love of God, because it pleased God to make Christ, his Son, the penalty for all sin, so that mankind, no longer has to die in the same manner as in the past; that is with no redeemer, with no one to heal their fallen condition of sin, lust
Christ came into the world and now sits at the right hand of God in heaven and the Holy Spirit was given after Christ’s ascension, to live within us and to daily keep us from falling, if we belong to him. So no matter how many people have been lost, no one reading this or in the world today needs to lose their eternal life for sins committed or for crimes done, there is a balm in Gilead, as the Scriptures state, that will heal the sin-sick soul, Jesus the Christ is the cure for all sin.
No, God is not angry with mankind, he never was. But sin took an occasion and killed men by the billions, which it will continue to
Will you lift up Jesus, will you take the cure the sacrifice made by God’s own Son, which bought and paid for all your sins, or would you die as many have and do continue to in this
Glory be to the father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Such wrath may seem as anger to some, but
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