Monday, February 7, 2011

Sinner, the power of God's anger is against you!

"Sinner, the power of God's anger is against you, and power and anger together make fearful work. It were better you had all the world in arms against you than to have the power of God against you. There is no escaping His hands, no breaking His prison. 'The thunder of his power, who can understand?' (Job xxvi 14). Unhappy man that shall understand it by feeling it! If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered? which removeth the mountains, and they know it not; which overturneth them in his anger; which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble; which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars I. . . Who will say unto him. What doest thou? If Cod will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him' (Job ix). And are you a fit match for such an antagonist? 'O consider this, ye that forget God, lest he tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver' (Ps 1 22). Submit to mercy. Let not dust and stubble stand out against the Almighty. Set not briers and thorns against Him in battle, lest He go through them, and consume them together. But lay hold on His strength that you may make peace with Him (Is xxvii 4-5). ' Woe to him that striveth with his Maker!' (Is xlv 9)."

  - Joseph Alleine    From a Sure Guide to Heaven

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