Does the wrath of God abide upon you? What does the Word of God (Bible) have to say about this?
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)
Oh what a powerful verse in the scriptures do we have here. The Word of God tells us that the wrath of God abides upon those who do not believe in the Son (Jesus Christ). The reason for this is because Jesus Christ is the one whom the Father sent into the world to save us. There is no plan “B” when it comes to the issue of salvation. Every single one of us is a sinner in need of a Saviour as the following scriptures declare:
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10)
How many of us can lay claim to the title of being righteous? None is the answer that the Bible gives us.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)
How many of us fall short of the glory of God? The Bible tells us that we all fall short of God’s Glory!
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death. That means that we deserve the payment for our own sins which is death. Every person without Jesus Christ is spiritually dead in the sight of Almighty God. Without Jesus Christ we have a piece of real estate in Hell that is waiting for our occupation. It is paid for and you earned it. There will be no need for a mortgage either. I am not giving you my own opinion but I am simply telling you something that is true according to the Bible. In fact Jesus Himself declared the following:
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:17-18)
Jesus tells us that a person is already condemned if they do not believe in Him. The Bible tells us that it is only the blood which can atone for the sin of a human being.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)
If you study the Word of God you will see how the Jewish High Priest would take the blood of the sacrifices into the very presence of God to atone for the sins of the children of Israel. It was the sacrifice of a “substitute” that made the difference as the Lord was showing the people the seriousness of their sin and the justice which they deserved. The Lord also showed them His awesome mercy in pardoning them. Where is the Jewish Temple today? There is none! How come we do not see the animal sacrifices anymore? We do not see them anymore because Jesus Christ died as the perfect “substitute” for us approximately 2000 years ago. At the moment of the death of Jesus Christ, the veil in the Jewish Temple was torn in half from top to bottom by the supernatural power of Almighty God. (Matthew 27:51) The sacrifices have been obliterated because there is now a New Testament (Covenant) in the blood of Jesus Christ. To reject this New Covenant is to reject salvation. To reject Jesus Christ is to reject Heaven! To reject Jesus Christ is to reject the only mercy that can rescue your soul from an eternal Hell.
Growing up as a Roman Catholic I was taught that there was a place called Purgatory, but when I was born again in 1989 I knew for sure that there was no such place as Purgatory. Listen to me now, there is not a second chance for you after you die. There is no relative of yours who will be able to pray you out of Purgatory and into Heaven. Jesus preached about Heaven and Hell and He was most emphatic when He did that. Jesus said “… repent ye and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15) and that is what you need to do. Listen to what Jesus Christ declared after He rose from the dead.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:15-16)
Jesus told us preach to the world because He loves all people throughout the world. We are living in a day where the preacher waters down and sugarcoats the gospel so as not to offend anyone. I choose to follow the example of Jesus Christ, the one who went to the cross to save my soul. There is only one plan of salvation for both Jew and Gentile and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. There is only one way to be reconciled back to God and that is through the blood of the Son of God. (Romans 5:8-9)
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:9-12)
Eternal life is found only in the Son, Jesus Christ. A person who rejects the mercy which God offers in his Son simply continues on in their condition of spiritual death and ends up in an eternal Hell. Will that be you?
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Matthew 23:33)