Friday, January 15, 2010

It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God

Hebrews 10 is the chapter I have taken a lot of the scriptures about Jesus being God's offering for sin. Today's blog title is taken from Heb 10:31 and to get the full context we need to read the previous verses; .

Heb 10:26-30 - For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgement, and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. [And again, "The LORD will judge His people".

The scripture is admonishing all people who have come to the knowledge of the truth. What truth? The truth about Jesus and what He did on the cross for man. To know something is to come to a full understanding and to experience something. Adam knew his wife which means he knew her intimately. Heb 6:4 - "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame". Wow!! God will demand a high price for those who hear the truth and come to know it for themselves and still decide to Sin willfully. Read the words that describe what a person does when he or she knows about Jesus being our sin offering and yet deciding to sin anyway. The progression of this verse (Heb 6) speaks of coming to a knowledge of Jesus, His word and His Spirit. We crucify Jesus again and put Him to an open shame when we fall away from Christ by willfully turning again to the sin life. Look at the verses in Heb 10 - willful sin tramples the Son Of God underfoot and treats the blood of the covenant as a common thing and insults the Spirit of Grace. Now look at the words that describe God's reaction to those who choose to willfully sin against Him and His son. Vengeance is mine, I will repay!! The Lord will judge His people!! Fearful expectation of Judgement and fiery indignation which shall devour His adversaries!! You mean God will Judge and take out vengeance on those who have known Him and His son and have chosen the life of sin over the life of grace and obedience given to us freely by God through the Gift of His Son. According to the scriptures, Yes!!! This may be the time that some of you reading this blog will begin to discount the bible and say well it's imperfect or written by man etc.... Surely a loving God would never take vengeance or fiery judgement on people. Well God is loving and through His merciful love He has given everyone the way out of this fiery judgement and it is through the offering of His Son in the place of sinners like you and me. But God is also a God of Justice and righteousness. God cannot by His nature give man away to follow and not judge those who by their willful choice choose to go another way. If He did He would not be righteous and just. I know this may not be the God you believe in but please open your hearts to receive the scriptures and turn away from the God you have created in your own mind. What is your attitude about your sin. Do you have the attitude that oh I can do that or live this way and God will forgive men. After all I believe in Jesus and that He died on the cross. This attitude and way of thinking is what treads Jesus and His blood underfoot. This attitude and way of thinking insults God and His Spirit of Grace. What fiery judgement awaits those who believe like this? Hell!! Again Hell is not talked about much in our churches or our society. Every bodies going to heaven right. Well again we have to look at the scriptures and not to our made of doctrines. Please let this word sober up your mind!!! Sin is a killer, it always brings death and God will judge it and those who choose to follow it!!!