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The Wrath Of God

Wrath. Now there’s a scary word – especially if it’s God we’re talking about… Uncontrolled fury, random acts of anger and destruction. That’s not what God is supposed to be like right?

What if we imagined God’s ‘wrath’ as a controlled, steady, relentless opposition towards everything that’s unjust or evil? Might make a bit more sense?

What if God saw US as unjust and evil and deserving of his wrath? Very scary thought!

What if Jesus knew that he would face God’s wrath for all of us – instead of us – for three hours on the cross? That was so scary Jesus begged God to not let that happen (Mark 14v35-36).

It did. On the cross Jesus experienced and saved us from God’s wrath. It’s done, finished.

Scary? Amazing?

Read Romans 3v21-26 here: http://bit.ly/1eq5VZZ

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1/10/2014

Here’s one more post on Justin Welby’s New Year message (http://bit.ly/1aMjF9q). I think it’s pretty cool…

‘Nelson Mandela said that dealing with poverty is not an act of charity, it’s an act of justice. He said every generation has the chance to be a great generation, and we can be that great generation.

I look around and I see many signs of hope, but also there are many communities, many families, many individuals struggling.’

‘Perhaps our New Year’s resolution is therefore not just to do something slightly differently, but to set our eyes on changing the world around us. That would really change our country in the most amazing way.’

Is there something practical you can do about any form of poverty around you this year? What about those in your own community?

Read Matthew 25v31-40 here: http://bit.ly/1aMjcUL

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11/10/2013

Does God really hear and act on our prayers? 3 weeks ago we had Corruption Week (http://www.wordspace.co.za/tag/corruption/) – God showed us that he sees, hears and acts: within two days of our focus week and prayers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced new anti-corruption measures which state employees, including the presidency, have to obey: no state credit cards, no alcohol at state functions and limits to politicians spending on cars, hotels, travel and meals. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/1beK2FQ.

God really is the God who sees! Ask Hagar, from Genesis 16:13 (http://bit.ly/17LjNdW) … what do think God isn’t seeing in your life? He sees. Keep on praying.
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10/20/2013

Heard about the lady faking her death and claiming life insurance? Politicians giving freebies the night before elections? The government bodyguard with a hidden criminal record? Or the one about the 29-year- old who paid someone to steal and burn her car for insurance money – and got caught?

‘Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.’ Galatians 6:7-8 (http://bit.ly/1bJBA2g)

That’s a tough warning … and a great promise. Listen up!

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