(from Octavius Winslow's, "The Emotion of Anger in Christ")
And the sky was rolled up like a scroll
and taken away. And all of the mountains
and all of the islands disappeared. Then the
kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals,
the wealthy people, the people with great
power, and every slave and every free person;
all hid themselves in the caves and among
the rocks of the mountains. And they cried to
the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and
hide us from the face of the One who sits on
the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
For the great day of their wrath has come,
and who will be able to survive?" Rev. 6:14-17
The wrath of the Lamb!
What is it? Who can describe, who
can fathom, who can stand before it?
It can only be conceived or estimated by...
the glory from which He descended,
the humiliation to which He stooped,
the sufferings which He endured, and
the sacrifice which He offered in order to save sinners.
It is the wrath of Incarnate Deity!
It is the wrath of Him who sorrowed in Gethsemane!
It is the wrath of Him who bled on Calvary!
It is the wrath of Him who gave His life a ransom for many!
It is the wrath of Him who pardons the guiltiest!
It is the wrath of Him who reclaims the vilest!
It is the wrath of Him who saves to the uttermost!
It is the wrath of Him who holds out His hand
all day long to poor, lost sinners, rushing past
it in scorn and madness to swift destruction,
choosing death rather than life!
It is The wrath of the Lamb!
Unconverted reader! the judgment is approaching,
the great white throne will descend, the books will
be opened, the dead will be raised, and all, all will
confront this gracious or this angered Lamb of God.
From His presence there will be no escape.
Every eye shall see Him.
The mountains will not hide you,
the rocks will not shelter you,
the grave will not retain you,
the sea will not entomb you,
but when the trumpet of the archangel
sounds, at that bar you must stand, and
by that Lamb you must be judged.
is The wrath of the Lamb!