- Psalm 2:4-6 (KJV)
The nations rage against God and His Messiah. They wish to be free from the constraints of God’s rule; to be free from accountability for their actions. But what is God’s response to the world’s hatred and defiance? God laughs.
God laughs at those who hate Him. God mocks His mockers. Though He mocks the wicked, God still loves them. It is for this rebellious world that Jesus, the Messiah bled and died. The Bible says that God loves the world. The sacrifice of Christ pays the penalty for the world’s rebellion. Furthermore, God desires that all people come to His Son, Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness and cleansing from rebellion (sin). Although God desires that all people be saved, He knows not all people will be saved.
The Sovereign does not fear man. Man’s plot against God changes nothing concerning God’s control and power. God remains God.
God’s laughter shall change to wrath. A day is to come when all people will stand before the God of Abraham and give account for themselves. God will judge all people and those not found in Christ will know nothing of God’s grace because God will withdraw His grace from them. God will exchange His grace for wrath. The wicked will cease shaking their fists in anger and will know the fear of God. God will display His displeasure at a world which rejects Him.
God, in His wrath and anger, will declare Jesus Christ as His Messiah. God’s declaration will be the same as it has always been for God has always pointed to Jesus as His Christ. The difference in this final declaration will be that it will be stated within God’s wrath rather than His love.
Even at this present hour, God calls those who desire forgiveness of sin and release from guilt to His Son. He daily declares the grace and love which are found in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For those who respond by calling to the Savior, God laughs in joy for a lost sinner coming to Him for rest. But God’s grace holds an expiration date.
After God’s grace ends, the declaration of Jesus as the Messiah is done in wrath. At this time, those who never ran to the Son for forgiveness of sin only know wrath. The glorious declaration that Jesus is the King Who is set upon God’s holy hill of Zion speaks of doom for the lost.
The great news is that God offers grace and forgiveness for all sinners today. This offer comes through Jesus Christ. Stop hating God and call upon the Son for salvation.
- Pastor Randy