Judgment and Salvation * Pastor Jerry Ghirardo * September 2, 2018

Judgment and Salvation

Joshua 6:21-27

September 2, 2018

  1. At the appointed time, God will bring JUDGMENT on those who oppose Him.

    Joshua 6:21 - “They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it.”

    Genesis 6:5, 7 - In the time of Noah, “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on earth…So the Lord said, ‘I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race.’”

    Genesis 18 and 19 - God’s judgment and the total destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

    Hebrews 9:27 - “Just as people are destined to die once and after that to face judgment…”

    Revelation 20:11-15 - “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it…And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened…And the dead were judged by what was written in the books.”

  2. God’s judgment is ABSOLUTE and his WRATH is devastating.

    Joshua 6:21 - “And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.”

    Romans 2:5 - “But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.”

    Nahum 1:2 - “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God, the Lord is avenging and wrathful, the Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”

    Isaiah 13:9 - “Behold the day of the Lord is coming, cruel with fury and burning anger, to make the land a desolation. And He will exterminate the sinners from it.”

    Revelation 14:9-11 - “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they too will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.”

    Revelation 19:15 - “From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.”

  3. Thanks to the sacrifice of Christ, God has SPARED us from judgment and eternal DAMNATION.

    Hebrews 9:28 - :So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many, and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

    Joshua 6:25 - “But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho…”

    1 Thessalonians 5:9 - “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Romans 5:8-9 - “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”