God is Not Angry With you
Ephesians 2:3 – All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else
There’s a digest on this subject that was published on preachdigest a while back, so ideally, this should be a second part to that, however, this digest is more of a reminder. You can never over remind yourself about Gods truths concerning you. This is because the world is full of so much negativity and activity that seem to oppose what the word says about us, so we need to keep on reminding ourselves about our identity and Gods heart toward us.
One important thing we should never forget is that God is not angry with us. Our key scripture explains that we were subject to Gods anger because of our sinful nature, but now you need to realise that your sinful nature is no more a part of you. That’s why Apostle Paul said we were crucified with Christ. The you who gets crucified is your old nature, and you are given new life through God’s Spirit.
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin
That’s why our key scripture says you “were” subject to Gods anger. The keyword is “were”, which is past tense. This means that you are no longer subject to Gods anger. Many people believe that God is angry with them, or that God wants to harm them, but it’s just not true, in fact thinking that way would make you accept most negative occurrences that happen to you, labelling God as the culprit. So if God was supposed to be angry with us and no longer is, where has all His anger gone? It has to have gone somewhere…well, His anger was poured out on Jesus, when Jesus took our sin, He took God’s anger that was meant for us, on Himself.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 – For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us
It says here that we were saved through His son. If Christ saved us, that means He took what was meant to happen to us on Himself. It’s really logical, if someone saves you from a burning building, then that person would have had to suffer the heat you would not have been able to, in order to get to you and save you. The scripture above says God did not pour out His anger on us, which means He poured it out on the person who saved us, and that’s Jesus. Gods anger was poured on Jesus on your behalf. God is not angry with you, instead He has poured out His love in excess toward you.
Thank you Lord Jesus for taking my punishment. Thank you Lord Jesus for the freedom I have in you. I trust in your love for me.
Author – Gem