The Wrath Of God

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. -Romans 1:18 BSB

The meaning of God’s wrath is righteous anger against the sins of mankind for rejecting to obey God’s good and righteous laws, in place of living out their sinful pleasures.

God has a limit to how much sin men can produce in their life until God’s judgment falls upon them. Humanity is running out of time.

In Genesis 15:15-16, we see God speaking to Abraham concerning his death (dying in peace) and the sins of the people of Canaan reaching their limit, inviting the wrath of God to fall upon them.

15 You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete. -Genesis 15:15-16 BSB

We are in a time of depravity when anything goes, and there seems to be no restraint to the thoughts of men, which are evil all the time.

The Great Tribulation, (i.e., the wrath of God), is a time unparalleled to any disaster that has ever occurred since the world was created. It will be so bad that the Scripture describes it this way, “25 There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. 26 Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” -Luke 21:25-26 BSB

Those who will stay behind after the rapture and go through the wrath of God are the ones who rejected God’s Word, and if they receive the mark of the beast, they will end up in the Lake of Fire forever and ever.

Don’t fall into the hands of the Living God in judgment, you won’t escape. Give your life to Jesus Christ today and avoid the Great Tribulation and Hell.

Can A Christian Stay Neutral?

13 Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. -Ephesians 6:13 BSB

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, all of us are in a spiritual battle, if we like it or not. We are fighting for souls so they won’t die in their sins and end up in hell. There is no such thing as being on the sidelines, watching the battle as a spectator. Either one is fighting [using God’s Word] false teachers and preachers, or being a casualty on the battlefield, useless for God’s work.

Remember, our true enemy is not a false Christian, a cult, or one in the occult. Our true enemy is the one who is behind them [demonic spirits]. That is why we have to fight them with spiritual weapons. The way to put on the Full Armor of God is by praying and reading God’s Word every day. Each piece of Armor has to do with your moral standing with God—meaning you have to be living out the Scriptures and obeying the Lord’s commands. If you are not, then understand this, you are on a battlefield without the proper gear and are in danger of having your faith destroyed.

If Jesus, the truth of God’s Word, and people’s souls are important to you, you will put on the Full Armor of God and fight for the truth. However, if you decide to stay on the sideline and be a spectator, the opposite is true.

Fight the good fight.

Verse By Verse Through Galatians (2:1)

1 Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, accompanied by Barnabas. I took Titus along also. -Galatians 2:1 BSB

After Paul spent considerable time in places like Arabia, Damascus, and other Gentile nations preaching and planting churches, he returned to Jerusalem to speak to the brothers about a revelation he had.

The name Barnabas means “Son of Encouragement.” His real name was Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, see Acts 4:36. In Acts 13:1-2, we find that the Holy Spirit chose two men, Saul, also known as Paul, and Barnabas, to go and preach the gospel to the Jews first at Cyprus (Acts 13:5) then eventually went to the Gentiles.

Titus, a Greek, was a faithful man of God and a companion of Paul, who Paul had strong confidence in that he left him in Crete to fix the churches by finding the right spiritual leader, see Titus 1:5 and its commentary. In the other Pauline letters, we see the name Titus, however, I am not sure if it’s referring to the same person, see the commentary of Titus 1:4. What we can conclude is that Titus helped Paul immensely in his ministry.