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Is God Determined to Destroy You?

 

Scary title, I’m sure …  but what do you do when the Creator of the Worlds is determined to destroy you?

Welcome to BibleStudyMinistry.com and Happy Sabbath Day – today, a scripture gripped me and reminded me of some intense truth written within the pages of the Bible.

In Second Chronicles chapter 25, there was a king named Amaziah. He went to battle against the children of Edom and destroyed them by the hand of God. However, after destroying Edom, he took their gods and burned incense to their gods.

This just does not make sense!

It’s like defeating a team, then asking for their coach (who loss) to coach your team! Needless to say, this angered God and God sent a prophet to speak with Amaziah about his poor decision.

15 Wherefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

The king’s response was even more atrocious than his actions after the slaughter of Edom, Amaziah responded, “Are you made to be the king’s counsel?”

Uh… that’s what prophets are for… to counsel in the Word of God.

Nevertheless, Amaziah told the prophet to “shut up” or get beat up! Then the prophet said to the king what gripped me.

Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.

The prophet realized God had determined to destroy the king because of what he had done, and because he did not listen to the prophet’s counsel. This is going on today! People are being warned regarding the Word of God, yet they are telling “truth bringers” to hush up.

Is the Lord determined to destroy people who refuse to hearken to the Word of God? Is God determined to destroy you? God forbid! Let us use this to add to our storehouse of knowledge, and continue to walk in the Word of God.

God can give a reprobate mind as Paul spoke of in Romans and 1 Thessalonians. Do not go this path; walk the path of God by adhering to His Word!

God bless you this Sabbath Day in Jesus name!

 

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