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The Wrath of God

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February 22, 2021 7:00 am

The Wrath of God

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February 22, 2021 7:00 am

Talk about the wrath of God and many people conjure up images of fire and brimstone basically what people used to call a smiting. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains that in reality, it looks very different and very familiar. Join him for this wake-up call for a culture that’s running away from God.

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Tony Evans, PhD

Dr. Tony Evans warns turning our back on God might give us something we want, but it could come with something we unfortunately deserve as our culture has gone you and I'll see the wrath of God celebrating with faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative today. Dr. Evans tackles an aspect of God's nature. Most people would rather ignore his wrath. It's an eye-opening discussion of God's righteous response to human disobedience and why we need the Lord's grace and mercy. Let's join him as he begins God's nature. The wrath of God exists because the holiness justice and righteousness of God exist because God is holy is the state because he's just he's fair because he is righteous. He has a standard and so when those things are being rejected or opposed it ignites his wrath. The Bible makes it clear he's slow to anger and does not prefer to use his wrath to kill 33 verse 11. God takes no pleasure in using it when we talk about the wrath of God when talking about his just and righteous retribution against sin. Sin is an affront and an attack on God's holy just and righteous nature, and therefore it in acts is wrath this point I want to make a very important distinction between the wrath of God in the Old Testament and the wrath of God in the New Testament. The definition is the same because this character does not change is the same yesterday today and forever, so his love is always the same as wrath is always the same in terms of its character. In the Old Testament God would directly address people programs and nations in divine judgment for their sin and their rebellion.

He would he would directly do it. Solomon, God sent down fire and brimstone directly from heaven to destroy those two cities because of their wickedness. The flood God. A 40 days and 40 nights. The Bible says because everywhere, God looked at was wickedness. Nobody was turning to God, and there was a response directly when Cora and his family rebelled against God, the Bible says the earth opened up and swallowed them. God opened up the earth with Jesus Christ in history God relationship to the world changed.

Second Corinthians 519 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed to us the word of reconciliation. This verse along with others talks about what the death of Christ achieve with regard to the world for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

It created reconciliation to a world that was in extreme judgment, or divorced from God that was a world divorced from God the death of Jesus Christ allowed the holy God to be reconciled to a sinful world because Jesus Christ paid the debt for the sin of the whole world to follow this theologically so you can understand well get ready to go with the wrath of God. Whereas God's back was turned to the world. In the Old Testament he could now face the world. In the New Testament because the death of Christ reconciled God back to the world.

So the death of Christ is no small thing.

First John two verse two says that he is the propitiation that's a big word that means satisfaction.

He is the satisfaction of the propitiation, not only for sins, but for the sins of the world. So the death of Christ satisfied God with regard to his whole created order. Every man, every woman and boy every girl. God was now facing in reconciliation. You and I have been given the task to tell people to be reconciled to God. He says in verse 19. He's given us the word of reconciliation that was God is not reconciled to you. We want you to become reconciled does not management, not because of you because of Christ and the price that was paid. So when a person places faith in Christ that now reconciled to God. The issue is not that God is reconciled to man. The issue is man needs to be reconciled to God. Like we have a couple and one wants to get the marriage back together. But that would mean marriage back together. The other person has to agree to that. If the other person does agree that the marriage is still divorced. Even the one party.

Once a reconciliation so there's got to be an agreement. So God has now returned to the world and invites everyone in the world to turn to him because the death of Christ now has repositioned God to the world.

The methodology of his wrath. Changes because you now after a relationship map expression of the wrath that you still have your wrath because this body image. In the New Testament where the passive wrath of God. Look at Romans one, verse 18 for the wrath of God. So the New Testament/wrath is revealed is made manifest. You can see from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Okay so we learn from this verse God's wrath still exist and it is against every kind of unrighteousness wife because he still has a perfect standard so he had changed his name changes to possess his wrath is still against the unrighteousness of men, because that's his character.

That's his makeup and he can change with years because that which is known about God is evident within them. For God made it evident to them. Everybody is born with the knowledge of God.

You have to learn to rejected because it's not natural to rejected process of creation of the world his invisible attributes you can see him but you can see what he does his invisible attributes, his eternal power and divine nature has been clearly seen, being understood that which has been made so that they are without excuse. God's reality is cluelessly he then explains three times how God's wrath works now in verse 24 verse 26 verse 2024 therefore God gave them over to the lust of their hearts. Verse 26 for this reason God gave them over to degrading passions verse 28 and just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind the wrath of God is revealed.

How is it revealed by this phrase, God gave them over in other words, God didn't come down and do some. He gave them over to something the Lord gave all the means to release soul the way the wrath of God works now fire and brimstone falling from heaven.

God, causing earthquakes to swallow what people got no that's Old Testament because of the death of Christ and now he is reconciled to mankind the wrath of God is God letting you have a life without him remembering results because they no longer wanted to retain the knowledge of God, they did not want God to God for section I want you but since you don't want me. I'm not a total loss. You two have but when you reject me, you need to know with that rejection comes consequences. Dr. Evans will have more on the wrath of God and how we can keep from being subject to it when he continues in just a moment but first I wanted to let you know about her brand-new book is just-released prayers for knowing God in it. Dr. Evans guides you through more than 50 prayers designed to help you better understand God in areas of his mercy, his goodness is lasting purposes and even his wrath as we been hearing about today. In fact, it's the perfect companion to the audio series we're in the middle of God's heart revealed.

And that's why we bundled this new book, along with all 12 messages in the series on both CD and digital download. We like to send this package of resources to you is or thank you gift make a contribution to continue Tony's important ministry. This is a limited time offer so contact us right away and let one of our resource team members help you make the arrangements. Just call 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 or you can make your donation and request online@tonyevans.org that's Tony Evans.org Dr. Evans will come back with more of today's lesson right after this. If you're like most Christians, there are people in your life who knows, you may not know Jesus do something about that but don't feel equipped to share your faith effectively. In other words, maybe if you knew more you do more. That's where Tony have and's training center comes in. It's an online Bibles with classes that will take you deep into the most important important concepts of things start with our free introductory course on the things you listen to move on the subjects like spiritual warfare, marriage, building maturing and if anything anymore content is challenging through the Toronto pace. Anytime your online is also lots of custom content from Tony and an online forum where you can get your specific questions answered.

Go to Tony.org and follow the link to Tony Kevin's training center.

It's like having a seminary on your smart phone today go to the consequences of this evil is allowed to run its course. Let's you free to live life without so when we rebel against God. God says okay I am not going to force you I'm not going to stop you but when you run away from me, you need to know you going to run in the consequences.

It is probably a whole bunch of testimonies in his room a focal ran from God. When you run from God you run into the arms of the devil. See you running nowhere you think you running nowhere. But you running somewhere, because that's the goal of Satan is to draw you from God so that is the rejection of the God of the Bible between God and there is a rejection of verse 21, honoring him as God, treating him for who he really is giving thanks become futile in their speculation and their foolish heart was darkened never dealt with your child who's a rebellion and see darkness all over the words may not get this clear to you, but they blind as a bat, but what they don't see what they're doing. They don't sleep the decision-making. They don't see is not clear. And since their foolish heart was darkened so when you move from God's light. You move into darkness and when that happens, the process of devolution not evolution devolving and what happens verse 22 professing to be wise, they became degreed fools, educated fools because they professing to be wise, they say I know what I'm talking about in the other.

The speech of a fool as our culture has drifted from God. You and I are seeing the wrath of God at work, not because God is dropping stuff from heaven, but because he is letting the consequences infiltrate the culture that he gives it in 33 different levels of devolution or devolving of life. Devolving of the of civilization. First of all, verse 23 then exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for an please notice that the first image is not the image of the beast is the image of we live in an image driven culture. American idols image makers where we want image that independent or in conflict with God and because they that idolatry. God gave them over to lust of the heart of impurities so that their bodies would be discarded among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator.

Please note if they still worship that worship is not worshiping but now that worshiping the creature and not the creator. They just switch the object of worship. Because of this idolatry of the image of creation. He gives them over to degrading passions. For their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural and in the same way. Also, the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their era called AIDS or other STDs.

Please notice I know what the culture says homosexuality. Since women with women, men with men, that's homosexuality, lesbianism says any calls that assemblies can cause a certain concept because it had on natural sin does not just the sense it's a sin against nature notices the whole being subject today.

The problem is that people want you to accept their sin that they want you to accept their sin and what vamps decided is its natural this is natural to me. This is who I am not please notice what happened. Homosexuality has no been upgraded or downgraded to know which way you looking at it to hold transgender move now, so it was homosexuality in the closet that I got no okay then. So now now people wanting to change their very identity.

So this thing is being downgraded and a reason for what is it drifting from God.

No, I know some people are abused. I know some people may be bored with chromosome Eagle mixups that I'm not mitigating the fact that things have happened or or that they are exceptional scenario.

People born with with both kinds of sexual games and so there are anomalies in life and not nor should we lack compassion.

But what you don't do is change the standard seek that there there was no more than compassion want to check not only want to change the standard they want you to buy the change of expanded so there is this force for you to adapt to what God clearly defines is not only a sentence but an end, natural sin, and it's the next layer downward, which leads to the third level XXVIII visiting the CV technology Gave them over to a depraved mind, to those things which are proper and look at verse or two, and although they knew the ordinance of God so they know what the Bible says that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same but all give hearty approval to those who practiced so when you when I get duped in the stairwell I would do it but that's okay for them you just got trapped into the wrath of God because the wrath of God is not only people doing it.

The people who okay other words when he gets legalize when it gets accepted when it gets normalized says that's the wrath of God work which means that's the time because God is moving further and further further.

That's not popular today. Goggles not be popular articles to be biblical so the wrath of God today as revealed by God letting individuals, families, churches and society go away from you.

You know what makes back-and-forth damage, but you need to know when I let the lease go. The devil is waiting to take you further down the road to destruction addiction to whatever it when we do so maybe one verse 11.

But my people did not listen to my voice and Israel did not obey me, so I gave them over to the stubbornness of the hot so that similar language to walk in their own devices. All that my people would listen to me that Israel would walk in my ways, I would quickly subdue the enemies and turn my hand against the adversaries. Those who hate the Lord would pretend obedience to him in their time of punishment would be forever, but I would feed you with the finest of the week and with the honey from the rock I will satisfy you pieces come back to me come back to me that maybe the standard that you operate by and I will feed you. But if you run from me, you run with you run into your own device. The wrath of God is really seeing it all over people see the threat bases and just be me exactly the wrath of God passively worked releasing Dr. Tony Evans is the Bible makes it clear that none of us is good enough or pure enough to make it to heaven on our own and are putting our faith in Jesus sacrifice on the cross is the only way to bridge the gap between human failure and divine forgiveness. If you're ready to make that connection and turn from God's wrath. Visit Tony Evans.org today and follow the link that says Jesus there.

20 will explain everything you need to know about what it means to be a real Christian, and how to start a brand-new life again as Tony Evans.org advisor there. Don't forget to make the arrangements to receive those helpful resources I mentioned earlier Tony's brand-new book prayers for knowing God, along with all 12 full-length messages from his current audio series God's heart revealed this entire package is yours when you make a contribution to help keep this broadcast coming your way each day. This is a limited time offer so don't put it off as it is today at 20 other start or get all the details you can make your contribution and your request online 2011's.org or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our resource team members assist you. That's 1-800-800-3222. A lot of people think heaven is populated by those who somehow managed to be good enough to make the cut tomorrow. Dr. Evans will help us understand how upside down that thinking is that she explores the aspect of God's heart that saves us his grace. Be sure to join us, the alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you


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