…do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of temptation in the wilderness.
— Hebrews 3:8
I am sure that in the great day of the Second Coming, there will be millions who will cry, “Oh, God, have mercy upon me; oh, Lord, help me.” But my friends, it will be too late. It will be everlastingly too late for the door of grace will now be irrevocably shut. There will be no time for repentance then. There will be no tomorrow. There will only be the endless ages of eternity without God and without hope.
People will see that the Son of man has come to this earth, not as a lamb to be slain, but the Lamb in His wrath and anger. They will then cry out unto the hills and unto the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb” (Revelation 6:16).
If you are a Christian, you can say with joy, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Come quickly,” and the very thought of His return brings rapturous joy. But those who are not followers of Christ will be filled with terror and awe.
Either we let the Lamb receive the wrath of God for our sins by trusting in Jesus and His finished work on the Cross, or we will face the wrath of the Lamb of God when He returns.
Question to ponder:
Does it sober you to think that Jesus Christ, who allowed Himself to be man-handled by sinful men, will one day execute the wrath of God against unrepentant sinners?