Romans 1:18 – For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who, through unrighteousness, suppress the truth.
Part 1 ~ The Wages of Unrighteousness One of the great tragedies of today is that men believe they can live in unrighteousness and still be right with God. These are perilous times of deception, wherein even leaders of the Church suppress the truth through their unrighteousness. Through their blindness of heart, they fail to realize that the Lord Jesus will come with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on all the ungodly, for their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed (Jude 14-15). Men fail to realize the stern rebuke Jesus gave to the churches in Revelation chapters 2 through 3. Jesus told them that, unless they repented of their sins, He would come and fight against them with the sword of His mouth (Revelation 2:16). Jesus said He would strike the children of Jezebel dead, and He would spew a lukewarm church out of His mouth (Revelation 2:23, 3:16). Because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, they died; and today, nothing has changed: the wages of sin is still death (Romans 6:23).
These supposed Christians, leaders, and followers of Jesus forget that, after God delivered Israel from Egypt, He destroyed those who continued to be disobedient. The angels who sinned are also held in prison under chains, waiting for the day of judgment. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their sexual immorality (Jude 3-7). Paul made it clear that no one who is unrighteous will inherit the Kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21). For those who are contentious and do not obey the truth, but instead obey unrighteousness, there is only indignation and wrath (Romans 2:8). The stern warning everyone must hear today is: “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6). Like the words of Paul, the words of John need no expert analysis in order to acquire a clear and precise understanding. He simply says: “Let no one deceive you, he that does righteousness is righteous; even as He is righteous. He that commits sin is of the devil” (1 John 3:7-8).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen