Summary: Why should the world go through the Tribulation? Are not things bad enough?
In the Tribulation the justice of God and the wrath of God is going to be poured out
there's two major reasons why God is going to bring judgment in the tribulation
#1 It’ time
In the tribulation, the wrath of God is being poured out
the bowls are being poured out
the trumpets are sounding
The Seal judgments are opening
Many people parish.
all this is happening, and God is causing it.
don't think it's the anti-Christ or the devil that's killing everybody and causing these things to come to pass
Although the Antichrist will kill a lot of people,
but understand that this is God allowing these things
and the number one main reason is, this is the time of judgment
so, the tribulation, the seven years of chaos is time for God to judge the earth
the Bible calls the tribulation
Zephaniah 1:15 (KJV) That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
Revelation 14:7 (KJV) Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
the bottom line is that the sin of the world demands a response from God
The Bible teaches that we “reap what we sow”
so, you will reap the justice of God
God cannot be mocked
so, if you are sinful
if you're not under the blood of Jesus and you've not repented
you come under by default, the judgment of God
and God will have his way now
over and over in scripture you will see the people of God looking at the carnality
the sinfulness, abortion, murder and all horrible sins that this world brings
and you ask, Lord why is it that they can get away with this and you do nothing?
You see the wicked think they are getting away with sin, murder and everything
we say God how can you allow abortion
how can you allow murder?
how can you allow all this sin?
Don’t think that they're just getting away with it
you must understand, there's going to come a time of judgment in the tribulation
God will judge the earth
Proverbs 11:21 (KJV) Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
God is just, and he can't let the world go and unpunished
God is slow to anger, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished
Jesus came to take on the wrath of God for us
you and I deserved the entire brunt of the wrath of God
Sin separates us from God,
but by the Blood of Jesus, we are brought into the Family of God!
Acts 17:31 (KJV) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
The resurrection of Jesus is our assurance the Jesus has the Power and Authority to keep you from the wrath of God
eventually the people of the world are going to pay a price for their sin
and the tribulation is the time to do it
I know some people don't like this because they have a Foo-Foo rainbow banner Jesus
but the tribulation is the time that God has set aside to judge the world
Many of you think that the that's harsh of God and you don't understand
Proverbs 16:2 (KJV) All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Romans 3:10 (KJV) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:23 (KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Ephesians 1:7 (KJV) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
it's only by the blood of Jesus that you can be forgiven
Some have this theory that now that we're in the New Testament,
God is no longer judging people
That people no longer come under the judgment of God, that's wrong!
John 3:18 (KJV) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
if you don't accept Jesus
if you don't remain in Jesus
you are already under the judgment of God
so the judgment of God is not gone away
but if we accept Jesus we don't come under judgment