God is a Terrible God. Have you pondered that lately? When Jonathan Edwards did, he wrote out his thoughts into a message and upon reading it the people listening grabbed the backs of the pews fearful of the fires of His wrath. Look with me at some Scriptures:
Deuteronomy 7:21 "You shall not be terrified of them; for the Lord your God, the great and awesome God, is among you.” NKJV
Deuteronomy 7:21 “Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.” KJV
Deuteronomy 10:17 “For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward”. KJV
Judges 13:6 “Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name.” KJV.
God is the God who sent fiery sword bearing cherubim to block the way to His Tree Genesis 3:24 “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim’s, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” KJV
God is the God who cataclysmically destroyed all people and animals that breathed and buried them under thousands of feet of strata while their souls await the final judgment day! 2 Peter 2:4-5 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly”
God is the God who melted the city and every inhabitant of Sodom with fire out of heaven and poured liquid sulfur onto Gomorrah incinerating every living thing. 2 Peter 2:6 “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly” KJV
Now meet this Great and Terribly awesome God face off and destroy the false gods of Egypt!
God reveals his way of salvation. Divine redemption has Jesus as its perfect Redeemer. God shows the way out of bondage into freedom. (Exodus 1-18). God is showing He is powerful.
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