We believe that it is important to be thoughtful when considering God's Word, the Bible. We hope you will check back from time to time for thoughts on God's Word and how it applies to us daily.
"The fruit that your soul has longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all." -Revelation 18:14
Our treasures, apart form God, are trash. The things that people rely upon to satiate their desires for fulfillment, apart from Christ, are fleeting. How often have we experienced this? Nevertheless, we still believe that the next object of our desire will bring lasting fulfillment. That contrived joy, peace, exhilaration or any other emotion we have attached to our momentary fulfillment will fade one day - forever. Our only prospect of partaking in eternal satisfaction is bound up in the everlasting riches of our King. He alone satisfies our deepest needs, and gives liberally to His children. He alone provides the desire of our hearts, because we are the desire of His heart!
"And I heard another voice from heaven saying, 'Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.'" -Revelation 18:4
Our Father, by His strong hand, and the authority of His word, keeps his people from wrath. He directs them, commands them, and delivers them from captivity across time! The consistency with which God has done this throughout history, both physically and spiritually, is nothing short of miraculous. Here, God's people are kept from experiencing His righteous wrath as they are called out of a world ruled by a false religious system. Today, God calls each of us out of wrath through the covenant of Christ's blood. We are called to escape wrath! Help us to be obedient, Lord. Help us to listen for your commands.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.