πŸ‘‘ A Little Space of Grace

β€œAnd now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord…” (Ezra 9:8).

If you know anything about the history of Israel, it was a constant series of them sinning, God punishing them, them repenting, and then β€œa little space” of grace in between, such as this space that came after the punishment of the Babylonian captivity. Today, of course, we live in the dispensation of grace (Eph. 3:2), a time when God is dispensing grace unmixed with any periods of wrath. No matter what you do, you can’t make God punish you, whether you be saved or lost.

If you are not saved, enjoy the dispensation of grace while it lasts, for you are going to be left behind when the Rapture brings an end to this dispensation. The Great Tribulation that will follow the Rapture will be the exactΒ oppositeΒ of a dispensation characterized by grace not mixed with any periods of wrath, for it will be a time of wrathΒ unmixed with any periods of grace. When that day comes you will β€œdrink of the wine of the wrath of God,Β which is poured out without mixture…” (Rev. 14:10). As the uncut, unmixed,Β undiluted wrath of Almighty GodΒ is poured out, β€œin those days shall men seekΒ death” (Rev. 9:6) because they will understand that even the slightest space ofΒ graceΒ will then be out of the question to seek. Your only hope is to β€œbelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31).

If you are thinking that you’ll wait and see if the Rapture really comes before believing on Christ in the Tribulation, think again, for God’s undiluted wrath will not convince you to believe as you might think it would. In John’s vision of that day,

β€œβ€¦men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues:Β and they repented not…and they gnawed their tongues for pain and blasphemed…God…because of their pains…and repented not of their deeds” (Rev. 16:9-11).

Of course, these pains will be the least of your worries, for all who persist in unrepentant unbelief will be β€œtormented with fire and brimstone” (Rev. 14:10), β€œand the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night…” (Rev. 14:11).

The choice is yours: undiluted grace or undiluted wrath. β€œChrist died for your sins” and β€œrose again” (I Cor. 15:1-4). All He asks of you is toΒ believe it, and rest in what He did for you on Calvary’s Cross. source

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