Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Judgment of God (CW07)

        Coming World War 3

Judgment of Adam
Gen 2:16-17  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
    From the beginning God commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil otherwise he would die. God kept His word when Adam and Eve disobeyed Him by driving them out of the garden of Eden from the tree of life so that they would die.
Note God loved them very much and fellowshipped with them every evening. Though God is love, He kept His words of judgment because He is also a just and righteous God.

Judgment of Cain
Gen 4:13-14  And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."
   When Cain killed his younger brother Abel, God punished him by cursing the ground so that he could no longer farm. Cain suffered much from fear and insecurity as a vagabond (scavenger) on the earth in order to survive.

Judgment with the Deluge
Gen 6:5  Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    Men, instead of being guided by the conscience of doing good, became very wicked for their every intent and thoughts were continually evil that God had to destroy them with the deluge.
*Note* God looks and judges us by the intent of the thoughts of our hearts. Hypocrisies are bare before Him.

Mosaics Law
Deu 28:15, 22, 61 "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:.. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish... Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed.
     Out of His great love, God encouraged the Israelites to keep His commandments by giving them all types of temporal earthly rewards as incentives, so that when they could keep His commands and had perfected their love for God and men, they would be greatly rewarded in the kingdom of heaven.
    However, when they disobeyed or rebelled against His words, God inflicted upon them with deadly diseases (pestilences), killed by the sword (warfare), hunger and destruction. These were the same judgment as mentioned in the 4th Seal.
    God is always faithful to His words. Because of Idolatry's wickedness and disobedience to God's words, Israel was annihilated by the Assyrians in 626 BC and Judah was conquered by the Babylonians in 503 BC and both Judah and Jerusalem were annihilated in 484 BC. Most of the Jews were killed with the remaining being captured and sold as slaves.