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Friday, August 31, 2012

Are You Awaiting God's Wrath or His Mercy?

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.  I Thessalonians 5.9-10

There are many things I'm thankful for. The greatest thing I'm thankful for is salvation. Oh I have had money, cars, jewelry, popularity, and all that jazz, but to KNOW that here on this turbulent planet and in the life to come...God's wrath does not await me. Oh there are times when bad things happen and a little voice whispers--God hates you or God is mad at you. My response to those voices--WHY should He be? The biggest mistake we can make as Followers of Christ is to think that our past or current adversity is a reflection of how God feels about us. Now we know there are times of chastening, and we KNOW when those whoopings are taking place don't we!LOL!! But that is just the Father's love-- NOT His wrath.
So, to those that don't know Jesus, let them know that GOD wants to show them mercy, and not His wrath. While it is true that God is angry with the wicked ever day, His love sent Jesus to the cross--for them...for us. God desires all of us to be with Him forever, and Jesus life, death, and resurrection made that possible. Have a safe holiday weekend, and share Jesus while you are enjoying your barbeque! We love you (-:

with Evangelist Marva Johnson at
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