(Article for publication week of 7-20-2011 AD)
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17).
The Lord Jesus Christ is a far different Person than most people, and many professing Christians suppose. Most people think that the Lord Jesus Christ is a harmless sissy that wouldn’t hurt a flea. But in the Day of Judgment, you will find out that He is a wrathful Christ.
First of all, note well that Christ is God, for our text says that He sits on a throne. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Who is omnipotent. This omnipotent Christ will judge the world in righteousness. Dear reader, you must face the Judge of all the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ, and give an account of yourself. You will find out in that day that He is not the little sissy portrayed in “religious art”. Our Lord declared the solemn fact of His righteous judgment many times in His Own earthly ministry. For example in Matthew 7:21-23, He said plainly that He would personally consign His enemies to hell.
Our text also proves the Deity of Christ by His omniscience. You cannot hide from Him. At this very moment He knows if you are a professed believer in Himself, and whether your profession is genuine. You cannot hide from Christ, for He is omniscient God. All the great mountains of the earth, and all the rocks cannot hide you from the presence of Him to Whom hath been committed the judgment of your poor soul.
Though the mountains are no refuge for a lost sinner, there is a refuge from the judgment to come, that is this Lamb Himself. Though He will get vengeance on His enemies, He will have mercy on every sinner that will repent of his sins and hide himself in the Rock of Ages. Dear reader, you do not want to be an enemy of the Lamb of God! If you do not make peace with Him now, it will be too late when you die and meet Him in judgment.
I have chosen the title of my article purposefully this week (as I always do). Some of you may remember a famous sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards entitled “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God.” That was in my mind as I entitled this article, “Sinners in the Hands of a Wrathful Christ“. I want you to see the whole truth about Christ, the Lamb of God. He is justly angry with His enemies, and justly merciful to all who repent and trust in Him for salvation. Flee to Him today, or you will futilely be trying to flee from Him at the last day.