“Then the kings of the earth and the great men and commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free men hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'” (Revelation 6:15-17).
The final judgment.
There are few things to our world, and to the modern church, that is more offensive than the ideas represented above. Our world hates hearing about God’s judgment, wrath, and hell. Today’s modern church is often afraid to mention these words.
But how the world feels about these words has nothing to do with reality. This is going to happen. On that day, the kings of the earth, the great men and commanders, the rich and the strong, and every free and slave men and women will be asking, “Why did you not tell us about this terrible day? Why did you not tell us the truth about Jesus Christ?”
If God’s wrath and judgment against sin is not real, then the whole Jesus being Savior and Lord is absolutely pointless.
It is God’s desire to be patient, “not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
All the people who think they are mighty, powerful, important. All the people who believe they don’t need God nor the forgiveness that God offers in Jesus Christ. Every single human being who has ever taken a breath on planet earth will have to face the wrath of God. And should we not be covered by Christ’s righteousness, we too will wish that the mountains and the rocks would fall on us to hide us from the wrath of the presence of him who sits on the throne.
Disciples, Jesus is good news because of what he purchases for us through his blood and sacrifice.