Just as it is commonly thought that the gifts of Christ are actuated at a second coming, so too with the wrath of God. Â But Romans 1..18 says that “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. The wrath of God is not so much Â a physical place as it is a spiritual reality. Although it can manifest at a place of time and matter, but it is more so the condition of the inner man.
In Ephesians 2 Paul talks about how we were children of wrath but when the grace of God appeared (not to the eyes) He quickened us. He gave us a new spiritual address. Instead of being a subject to the “prince of the power of the air, He made us alive in Christ.
In our being made alive our quickening, Â even creation itself changes its disposition towards us. When the Israelite’s came out of Egypt it was through water they were saved and it was the same water that was a burning judgment from God on those who chased them down.
Of this new way creation served them like at Passover, when the angel of death passed over the Israelite’s picturing the first born of God, it killed the first born of Egypt. The same thing that kills makes alive depending on your spiritual location or disposition..
So we see too with the quail. Numbers 11.31Â 31Â Now a wind went out from theÂ Lord, and it brought quail from the seaÂ and leftÂ themÂ fluttering near the camp, about a dayâ€™s journey on this side and about a dayâ€™s journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the ground.”
The very sea that produced living things with fins and gills brought forth birds to feed His people. So too with the rock Moses smote for water. The creation itself in that way was renewed serving the new man in a different way
You can be in the form of a man and think it not strange to be equal with God (Phil 2.5) and you can likewise be in outer darkness gnashing your teeth in hatred like those who despise the testimony of Â Christ Â Â Your man can be on planet earth but in what is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt where our Lord was slain. (Rev 11.8) Physically it was Jerusalem.
So the Lord uses the physical for us to understand what we can’t otherwise see, and He appears at will for He is not subject to time and matter. The time delay is for us to grow in understanding. This is the age of salvation but there is coming an end where “time will be no more (Rev 10.6) and when it will be said …
Rev 22. 11 11Â He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[a]Â still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.â€
This is the age of grace. and what you become of it with your free will. What you receive in the spirit is your reward. Be it according to your faith. if you are able to receive.
To be “In Him” is your port hole into eternity. Not just a promise of a later time like in a 2nd coming but now in the presence of God. This is the reconciliation to the Father now. (Rom 5.11 and 2 Cor 5.18-21). Â What you hope the 2nd coming to accomplish, has been done, “in Christ”
2 Peter 2.Â 9Â thenÂ the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
This being reserved in judgment is usually seen by an addictive nature. The prince of the air fuels this by taking them captive to do his will. (2 Tim 2.26) Â Many people are captivated by their physical senses doing service to that which they do not see. Holding to a pattern of self destruction..
So the wrath is now and has a culmination. When that light comes on then each one shall be judged for what manner of work they’ve Â done.
Be on the watch for He is coming at a time when you think not, to execute judgement and reward, and He is also coming in a way you do not suppose Him to be for He comes as a thief. Why? Be cause most people are expecting Him like the commonly taught 2nd coming. To some He is even now standing at the door knocking for Judgment begins with the house of God. And if so, what will happen to the ungodly and sinners? ( 1st Peter 4.17-18)