Thought for the Day – 01 November 2016

Thought for the Day

God is a Terrible God. Have you pondered that lately? When Jonathan Edwards did, he wrote out his thoughts into a message and upon reading it the people listening grabbed the backs of the pews fearful of the fires of His wrath. Look with me at some Scriptures:

Deuteronomy 7:21; 21Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.”  

Deuteronomy 10:17;17For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:” 

Judges 13:6; 6Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:”  

God is the God who sent fiery sword bearing cherubim to block the way to His Tree.

Genesis 3:24; 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” 

God is the God who cataclysmically destroyed all people and animals that breathed and buried them under thousands of feet of strata while their souls await the final judgment day! 

2 Peter 2:4-5; 4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;  5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”  

God is the God who melted the city and every inhabitant of Sodom with fire out of heaven and poured liquid sulfur onto Gomorrah incinerating every living thing.

2 Peter 2:6; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;”  

Now meet this Great and Terribly Awesome God face off and destroy the false gods of Egypt! God reveals his way of salvation.

Psalm 62:7; 7    In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.” 

Divine Redemption Has Jesus As Its Perfect Redeemer.

Revelation 5:9; 9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;” 

God Shows The Way Out. . .Of Bondage Into Freedom. God Is Showing He Is Powerful.  Read Exodus 1-18.

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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