God’s Final Reaping on The Earth (Revelation 14:14-20)

I. GOD’S WRATH IS IMMINENT

a. God’s wrath comes from Jesus

Daniel 7:13-14 (NASB) 13 “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. 14 “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

Matthew 24:30 (NASB) “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

Matthew 26:64 (NASB) Jesus said* to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see The Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Acts 1:11 (NASB) This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

John 5:22-23 (NASB) 22 “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

b. God’s wrath comes at the right time

Matthew 13:24-25 (NASB) “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

Matthew 13:26 (NASB) “But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.

Matthew 13:28-29 (NASB) 28 “And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said* to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ 29 “But he said*, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.

Matthew 13:37-43 (NASB) 37 And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 “So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 “Then The righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

II. GOD’S WRATH IS DEFINITE

a. God’s wrath is delivered responsively

Revelation 6:9 (NASB) When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;

Revelation 6:10 (NASB) and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

Revelation 6:11 (NASB) And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.

Joel 3:13 (NASB) Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.

b. God’s judgment is delivered decisively

III. GOD’S WRATH WILL BE DELIVERED COMPLETELY

a. God’s wrath will run deep

Isaiah 63:3 (NASB) “I have trodden the wine trough alone, And from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath; And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And I stained all My raiment.

Revelation 19:15 (NASB) From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

b. God’s wrath will run wide

Loved ones will weep o’er my silent face,
Dear ones will clasp me in sad embrace
Shadows and darkness will fill the place,
Five minutes after I die.

Faces that sorrow I will not see,
Voices that murmur will not reach me;
But where, oh where will my spirit be?
Five minutes after I die.

Naught to repair the good I lack-
Fixed to the goal of my chosen track,
No room to repent, no turning back,
Five minutes after I die.

Mated for aye with my chosen throng-
Long is eternity– O so long!
Then woe is me if my soul be wrong
Five minutes after I die.

Oh what a fool! Hard the word but true;
Passing the Savior, with Hell in view,
Doing a thing I can never undo-
Five minutes after I die.

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