Papa’s judgment is an act of His love and grace. A call for His children to repent. A transformational act that changes their hearts, minds and ultimately how they live.
See that you don’t turn away from the One who is speaking. For if the ones who heard and refused the One who spoke on earth faced punishment. Then how much more will we suffer if we turn away from the One speaking from heaven?
The One whose voice in earlier times shook the earth now makes another promise: “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
The phrase, “Yet once more,” means that those things that can be shaken will be removed and taken away, namely, the first creation. As a result, those things that remain cannot be shaken. Therefore, let us all be thankful that we are a part of an unshakable Kingdom and offer to God worship that pleases Him and reflects the awe and reverence we have toward Him. Hebrews 12:25-28
This shaking will intensify and reach its zenith during the Great Tribulation. A time when satan’s puppet, the Antichrist, will be given Papa’s permission to declare war against the saints and conquer them. Not a single nation, people, language or ethnicity could escape its dominion. The inhabitants of the earth will worship it. That is, all those whose names have not been recorded before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.
Let the person who is able to hear listen carefully. If someone is destined for captivity, a captive he will be. If someone is destined to die by the sword, by the sword he will die. The endurance and faithfulness of the saints will be tested here. Revelation 13:7-10
The suffering, persecution, even death of Papa’s children will anger and bewilder many Christians who feast on spiritual junk food. Teachings that feed the ego and are self-gratifying. Teachings that contradict Papa’s righteousness and wisdom. Truth that…
Challenges the intellectual.
Offends the unrepentant.
Confronts the powerful.
Restricts the independent.
For the time for judgment has come, and it is beginning with the household of God. If it is starting with us, what will happen to those who have rejected God’s good news?
It is written in Proverbs, “If it is hard for the righteous ones to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and the sinners?”
So even if you should suffer now for doing God’s will, continue doing good and trust your futures to the judgment and mercy of a faithful Creator. 1Peter 4:17-19