Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Calamity of the Wicked

The Calamity of the Wicked

Evil shall slay the wicked." Psalm 34:21

There is often a delay between a wicked act and its punishment.

Deuteronomy 27:5 declares: "Cursed be the one who takes reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen."

Women who murder their babies by abortion are relieved of the physical and financial burden of bearing and raising a child. This is their 'reward'. And yet, the Bible declares the post-abortive woman as accursed. How so? As we see in scriptures, the unrighteous may prosper for a time, but one thing is certain, they will pay. Sinners reap what they sow. Even before the judgment of God and being cast into hell, sin brings its own retribution upon the sinner.

The consequences of sin are frequently the result of its own outworking. Just yesterday as I studied the Bible I made notes in my journal on the scriptures that spoke of the awful inheritance of the impenitent wicked (including the false convert). In a far-from-exhaustive look at the Psalms and Proverbs I discovered the many horrible consequences and the final end of those who persist in their rebellion:

Evildoers shall be cut down, cut off & shall be no more.
Their arms shall be broken.
The wicked are cursed & shall perish.
The transgressors shall be destroyed and have no future.
The wicked have draw the sword to slay yet their sword shall enter their own heart.
Sinners make a pit & fall into it themselves. Let no one support them.
Trouble returns upon their own head & the violent dealings of the wicked shall down on his own crown.
Evil shall slay the wicked. His own iniquities will capture him & he will be held with the cords of his own sin.
Destruction shall come upon him suddenly.
The net that he spreads to harm another shall catch him & into that very destruction he shall fall.
The Lord Himself brings upon them their own iniquity & cuts them off.
The wicked shall fall by calamity.
The man of wicked intentions God will condemn & the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.
The wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
Whenever a person chooses sin, they choose wrath. Tell them this.

Tell the men and the women who are murdering their babies what is going to happen to them. Prophesy to them from the Word of God. Tell the enemies of God (and of His children) that they shall be vanquished. There is coming a Day of Recompense. Love Jesus enough to give Him the glory He is due. Love the sinner enough to tell them the truth. Tell the wicked that God commands all people everywhere to repent. Preach your heart out - for the demand of Christ is

"... that repentance and forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations."
Luke 24:47

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