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1 Behold The Severity Of God
10/23/2011 pm Behold The Severity Of God Romans 11:22 See: Romans 12:19 Micky Galloway

2 Definitions Behold (eidw): to see with the mind's eye, signifies a clear and purely mental perception. ["to see, to perceive with the eyes, to perceive by any of the senses … notice, discern, discover … to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything, to pay attention, observe, to see about something, to ascertain what must be done about it, to inspect, examine, to look at, behold" (Thayer, 173).

3 Definitions Severity: "roughness, rigor" (Thayer, 69).

4 God Is A Consuming Fire Hebrews 12:29
10/23/2011 pm God Is A Consuming Fire Hebrews 12:29 God Is A Devouring Force Against Evil. God hates sin - Proverbs 6:16-19. God punishes sin - Hebrews 10:26-31. God has prepared eternal fire for the just punishment of every sinner - Matthew 25:41; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10. Prov 6:16-19 16 There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; 18 A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren. ASV ===================================== Matt 25:41 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: Micky Galloway

5 God Is A Consuming Fire Hebrews 12:29
10/23/2011 pm God Is A Consuming Fire Hebrews 12:29 We Must Fear Him - Luke 12:5 (cf. Leviticus 10:1-3, 6). Luke 12:5 5 But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. ASV Micky Galloway

6 The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3
-["It is the temper of God towards sin, not rage, but the wrath of reason and law."  - Shedd, cited in Robertson's Word Pictures on Romans 1:18.]

7 The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3
10/23/2011 pm The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3 Traits Of God's Wrath:  Reserved for His enemies - 1:2; Romans 1:18. Those who reject God & His word - Numbers 14:22-24, 29-32; Psalms 95:7-11 (cf. Hebrews 3:7-11). Those who hinder the truth in their unrighteousness. Micky Galloway

8 The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3
10/23/2011 pm The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3 Traits Of God's Wrath: Just & righteous - Romans 2: It is always due to sin – never fickle, careless.   Applied without partiality - Romans 2:5-11.   Cannot be resisted by anyone - Nahum 1:6; Jeremiah 10:10.   Terrible, without escape - Zephaniah 1:2ff, 12-18   Abides upon the faithless - John 3:36. Nah 1:6 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him. ASV Jer 10:10 10 But Jehovah is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembleth, and the nations are not able to abide his indignation. John 3:36 36 He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him. Micky Galloway

9 The Wrath Of God - Nahum 1:2-3.
God's Wrath Can Be Avoided By Repentance - Zephaniah 2:1-3. Nineveh - Jonah 1:2; 3:4, 5-10. Sinners today - Acts 2:37-38; 8:20-24. Like the reform in the days of Hezekiah, we must put away sin to avoid wrath! - 2 Chronicles 29:3- 10.

10 Escape From God's Wrath Against Our Sin Is An Expression Of His Longsuffering & Mercy - 2 Peter 3:9
The Sacrifice Of Jesus Appeases The Wrath Of God - Romans 3:23-26; 1 John 2:2. (Propitiation - Appeasement, atonement, to make amends) He is the sin offering God will accept, which removes our sin (forgiveness), & thus His indignation toward our sins - Hebrews 10:17-18. You need the offering of Christ applied to your sins to escape the wrath of God! (Acts 22:16)

11 Conclusion Romans 11:22 - Behold the severity of God. God will punish all sin - Revelation 21:8. Proverbs 11:23 “The desire of the righteous is only good; (But) the expectation of the wicked is wrath.” Will you treasure up peace or wrath against the day of eternity?  Romans 2:5, “but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God”

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