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Concerning the Longsuffering Of God, Repentance — And Eventual Judgment


“…despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” – Romans 2: 4-5

Been reading over at Messianic Good News this morning about the coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem, and could not help but think of the Longsuffering of God. If you’ve never read this from Josephus’ written account, take some time on a rainy day and read it—especially the account concerning the Temple, famine, and suffering.

From JOSEPHUS WAR OF THE JEWS (1) – from the coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem : CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF NEAR SIX MONTHS. FROM THE COMING OF TITUS TO BESIEGE JERUSALEM, TO THE GREAT EXTREMITY TO WHICH THE JEWS WERE REDUCED

Perhaps you’re not like me, but I wonder alot about God’s longsuffering and patience. Asking myself how long WILL God suffer our willful ignorance and yes, even sin. What is the breaking point when His patience ends, etc. and judgment is applied. I’m aware of the reason for His patience and longsuffering being the desire on His part of it leading to repentance, but I also know, as Israel was a prime example, that when this fails God’s judgment will surely be poured out folks.

Some days I can become overwhelmed by my own failures: things I seek victory over but never seem to be able to attain complete victory over, and I also become discouraged (and overwhelmed) by the nonsense coming from false teachers and self-proclaiming prophets who claim to speak for God. Some days  it seems God is sitting back and allowing the false teachers/prophets to get by with the many abominable teachings AND actions perpetrated upon HIS Church and people. Does God care (I sometimes wonder) that the church has been turned over to “every type of foul spirit” and “unclean and hateful bird?” (Revelation 18)

Then I read something like the above account and realize, yes He does-He cares very much. But because He loves us so dearly and desire ALL come to salvation through His beloved Son, and this same desire is shown toward those who have fallen into apostasy, we are witnessing His longsuffering and patience.

But, on that same note…one day, unless there is true repentance among apostates and (a) spiritual cleansing takes place inside the hearts of the Christian pretenders, we will see judgment poured out.

Just musing out-loud today…

One comment on “Concerning the Longsuffering Of God, Repentance — And Eventual Judgment

  1. Yes, how long will Father God put up with this wretched people? Everyday I too struggle, to walk the narrow path. Controlling my emotions is a cumbersome thing to cope with. Jesus taught us to love our enemy. I find them everywhere, even my family. My path to the cross of Jesus is pretty well worn. Repent, I do a lot of that. I know my Lord Jesus loves all of His creation, enough to lay down His life one time for every sin that would be acted out. We are forgiven before we get to His cross, but we must go to His cross to confess our sin. Jesus gave us warning to be on the lookout for these false prophets and teachers. Be thankful you can pick them out!

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