Revelation 16:17-21 The End Of Grace Mark
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” 18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since mankind came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19 The great city [b]was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. 20 And every island fled, and no mountains were found. 21 And huge hailstones, weighing about a talent each, came down from heaven upon people; and people blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail because he hailstone plague was extremely severe.
The Lord God is full of grace and mercy, but even He cannot allow sin and disobedience to last forever. Once I was having breakfast with a pastor friend of mine and He said to me, “Sam, mankind does not know how much God loves us. He covers our eyes from the warfare that is going on all around us. Angels and Demons are fighting this great controversy war that is between God and Satan, to prove who is right or who is wrong.” The book of Revelation is not the first part of the Bible, that gives a prophetic warning of God’s final judgment. The Holy Bible gives a few warnings the coming of the Son of Man will be like when God flooded the earth, to wipe out sinful people, which was an ear sore to the Lord’s vision.
Luke 17:24 For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man:
Humanity is mistaken and so are many Christian churches, saying we are saved by grace and for that reason, disobeying God’s word is acceptable, to a degree. Thy shalt, not murder is a good commandment to obey, but abortion is highly acceptable among liberal Christians. Thy shalt not take God’s name in vain, is good, no-good Christian wants to hear Damn it, after God. Thy shalt not commit adultery, might be flexible depending on what Christian denomination you ask. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy, well forget the fourth commandment, many churches and Christians, say they can declare any day for the Sabbath they feel like, when the word of God says He made the Sabbath, man cannot make any sabbath at all.
Many Christians, say, put Jesus back into Christmas when Christmas did not exist until hundreds of years after Christ’s birth really happened, and God’s word doesn’t even state the date He was born. Yet the fourth commandment says to keep the seventh day holy, for God rested from creation on that day, but many Christian churches keep the first day of the week halfway holy. Going out to eat after worship and having waitstaff bring you a meal and kitchen staff prepare it. Are you being served and not God the Creator? The Lord says it is done, and My grace is removed from you who take God’s name in vain, saying He gives more grace to the Jews, on the day of judgment or extra grace period, since so many believe they are God’s chosen people. Dear brothers and sisters, Revelation 4:11 says all were made to serve God, Psalm 24:1 says the whole earth is the Lord, and all that is in it is His. Genesis 1:26 says He made every male and female in His image, Revelation 14:6-7, says preach the gospel to every nation, tongue, every tribe, and all people, for His judgment is near. Even the close disciples of Jesus, ask Him before He ascended, when will You restore Israel, Lord? Jesus replied you will not know the season. There will not even be a seven-year warning. You must witness it all over the world until that happens. Restoration will not come!
Acts 1:6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
My dear brothers and sisters, Noah was spared from the flood, because God found grace in Noah, Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. But what Noah did with that grace, he obeyed God’s voice and built a huge boat (ark), to save himself and his family. God’s grace does not mean, do absolutely nothing on your behalf, faith without works is dead, the letter of James says several times. When final judgment comes and you have not repented and refuse to listen to God’s word, you end up like those who got mouths and lungs full of water and perish. The grace period you must repent and get ready for God’s kingdom to come is here and now, not tomorrow or the seven-year extra grace period that false prophets are teaching. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I, His bondservant Samuel H.
Isaiah 54:7 For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion, I will gather you. 8 In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting favor, I will have compassion on you,” Says the Lord your Redeemer. 9 “For his is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My favor will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. 21 There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.