Last Time Water, Next Time Fire

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last time waterFor behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, says the Lord of hosts.

God judged the antediluvian world with water and a flood. Next time, it will be with fire. Malachi saw a day ahead when God’s righteousness would be displayed and the God hating arrogant evildoers would be burned up, while those who fear His name would go forth with joy! All of this will be realized with Jesus’ second coming, for then, God will judge and righteousness will reign. In this life, we will have injustice and all will not be made right, unless we remain for His coming. This is why the writer of Revelation concludes the prophetic book with the words “Amen, even so, Come Lord Jesus!”

Do I anticipate the coming of the Lord? Does this great hope give me strength to endure mistreatment?

God, what a wonderful life You have given me. The degree of suffering and even injustice has been relatively small. For that I am grateful. Your blessings have flowed upon me and into my life. I am frustrated with the great injustices I see. Please let me be a part of Your expression of love and comfort and care in the world.

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