TREASURING UP WRATH
This is a warning that I gave almost one year ago about the judgment I saw coming to the United States because of decisions that were being made by the Supreme Court regarding the legalization of homosexual marriage. If the judgments that have taken place in the last year in our country weather-wise (and they are judgments) are any indication of what is coming on a nationwide level, all at once, we are in deep trouble. Our nation, through its so-called "wise counselors" in the United States Supreme Court, is headed to destruction, an inevitable destruction. As we approach the upcoming decision on gay marriage by the Supreme Court, let us pray that these men and women will turn from their wicked ways and turn our nation back to God.
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES DECISION, OR LACK THEREOF, ON GAY MARRIAGE HAS TREASURED UP WRATH FOR OUR COUNTRY, AND THE JUDGMENT OF GOD IS COMING TO THE UNITED STATES AS A WHOLE!
GOD'S WARNING TO ME THIS MORNING AS I WAS AWAKING
OCTOBER 7, 2014
This morning as I was waking up, I heard the words "treasuring up," and I immediately knew that it was referring to something that is being stored up by the United States that is not good. In Romans 2 and the first part of Romans 3, the apostle Paul lays out the seven principles by which God will judge people (individuals) at the end of the millennium. One of these principles is that of "accumulated guilt," and that principle is based on the truth that the individual will have despised - or deemed as nothing of value - the RICHES of God's goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God is meant and was meant to lead each individual to repentance.
When the individual does not treasure, value, or esteem the RICHES of God - His goodness, His forbearance, His longsuffering - the heart of the individual becomes hard and impenitent (refusing to repent and turn to God) and TREASURES UP for itself WRATH in the day of wrath and revelation from Heaven of the righteous judgment of God. This hardness of heart means that the person's conscience cannot be pricked, no matter how forcefully or sharply God applies the pressure. There is no compunction, no feeling. The same applies to the United States.
The Lord has been applying the goads or pricks to our national conscience, but we have refused His warnings. He has used His goodness and forbearance, and He has been longsuffering. But, we have turned our backs to Him, and now the day of wrath is upon us, and we are racing to judgment. How can I say this? Because these same principles of judgment that are applied to individuals can and will be applied to nations, including the United States of America. God is no respecter of persons (another principle of God's judgment), and the United States is not going to escape God's wrath just because people think it will, based upon our past performance. HERE IS THE WARNING OF WHAT IS COMING AND WHY.
As most of you are aware, yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear appeals from five states - Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin - seeking to uphold same-sex marriage bans, thus paving the way for legislation in six other states and setting a course for legislation in a majority of states in the union. As a result of this decision, the judges on the Supreme Court of the United States unknowingly or knowingly added to the Treasury of the United States a sum that will affect every citizen of our country in the not-to-distant future.
This Treasury of the United States is not the treasury you might be thinking of. This treasury is not the substantial income that vendors might be thinking they are going to derive by performing homosexual weddings or providing for receptions and honeymoons. The treasures that have now been added to the coffers of the United States by SCOTUS are "the treasures of wrath" reserved for the day of wrath that will shortly be poured out upon the United States.
God has continuously been warning our country with smaller judgments in diverse locations, but the day is coming and now is that there is a judgment coming that will affect THE ENTIRE NATION at once. We have gone along in our dream world thinking that God does not see, God does not care, or maybe even thinking that God is dead. I have news for you: He is alive and well, as we will all find that out soon, whether we want to believe it or not.
The Word of God warns, "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil" (Ecclesiastes 8:11). There is a place that either the individual or the nation can reach where they come to believe that God is not watching. The judgment has not fallen, the sentence has not been executed, and God has apparently remained silent. But this is all part of the forbearance and longsuffering of Almighty God - what I have described above as the "riches" of God.
We have scorned these riches of God's goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering and have instead chosen to treasure up for ourselves the wrath of God that will be poured out in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. God will be known in one of two ways: either He will be known in His goodness or He will be known in His severity. Apparently, there are those who have decided that as a nation we want to know Him in His severity. "The Lord is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalms 9:16-17).
Although the nation will be judged as a whole, I do want you to remember that God's ultimate judgment will be on the individual at the Great White Throne judgment. There will be NO second chances! Now is the acceptable time of salvation. If you do not know that Jesus Christ died for you while you were yet a sinner, while you were yet ungodly, while you were yet an enemy of God, and while you were yet without strength (to save yourself), then NOW is the time to ask Him to forgive you of your sins. He has paid the price you cannot and could not pay. Now is the time to look to the Cross where Jesus Christ became the Sin-Bearer for your sins, died in your place for your sins and was raised again for your justification (acquittal).
God is not willing that any should perish but that all would come to the saving-knowledge of Jesus Christ, our soon-coming King and Judge. You do not have to fear the coming judgment on the United States or the Great White Throne Judgment IF you have made the life-changing decision to believe God for your righteousness. Those who have made this decision have only to look forward to glory, honor, and incorruptibility, life eternal. Beloved, do not delay to make this decision.
TREASURING UP WRATH
There is an urgency in my heart that the time is short, and we cannot afford to waste another second of our time. NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE TIME OF SALVATION! NOW IS THE TIME TO REPENT AND TURN TO GOD, the God who declares righteous the ungodly who believe on Him. He has done for you what you cannot do for yourself. While you were yet a sinner, Christ died for you. You cannot work your own justification (acquittal). It has already been obtained for you. No matter how bad you have been, Christ died for you. Turn to Him. Place your faith and hope in Him, and He will do exceedingly , abundantly above all that you could ask or think!