For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness. Romans 1:18
Paul writes plainly yet his subject about the Wrath of God is not often spoken of today. Look how Paul delves right into it in the beginning of his letter to Christians. Paul uses straight-forward openness because he is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for salvation. Believers having faith in Christ Resurrected want clarity, not muddled language.
Those who reject faith’s truth encounter the wrath of God– those who are ungodly and who suppress the truth of Christ in their daily living. The invisible Power of God moves through those who honor Him, and wrath is directed onto those who deny the Power of God and choose perversions which pull them into death and separate them from the Creator’s Love.
God likes faith in Christ.
in order that I may reap some harvest among you (from Apostle Paul) Romans 1:13
Because of the Cross there is longing within you just as it was for Paul. Yet Paul had visionary advantage as he knew businesses that would harvest wheat on the threshing floor. The grain was placed on a hard flat surface some twenty feet in diameter, animals dragged sledges over it, and the harvest floor was always placed where there would be good wind so that grain would be winnowed.
Wind is integral to your harvesting time also; the Wind of the Holy Spirit. Place your visionary surface with a long diameter where you work, volunteer, or have as a home. Be not afraid to use the Power of God for salvation in this wide area, for in the greatness of God thru your faith in Jesus Christ the power of God’s righteousness is alive. The righteousness of God acts in His will to pardon and accept those who humble themselves before the Cross, as the Wind of the Spirit winnows.
40 days before Easter, not including Sunday’s, we take time to start our spiritual preparation for the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. It’s a day to be reminded how ordinarily human each of us are and to affirm our great need for our Savior. Find an Ash Wednesday service and participate. The ashes are composed of last year’s Palm Sunday palms, readied for the mark of the Cross on your forehead.
People who gathered around Jesus were ready to get on with right living. Roman government was violently overbearing and Yahweh had seemed far off and silent. Yet with Jesus, the living presence of God personalized, near Him those yearning people found their hearts cleansed and their minds cleared. In Jesus’ Presence, while listening to His teachings and seeing the miracles, life was right and good again. Let us enjoy His living Presence in our midst, together, too.