While driving home from the city yesterday I was listening to a song on Heart Radio. The lyrics had the following words: “Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied. For every sin on him was laid. Here in the death of Christ I live.”
I began to ponder on this and came to a conclusion that these words are an inaccurate statement. Nowhere in the NT is it said that the wrath of Yahwey was satisfied by the cross, as Jesus died.
The wrath of God was not satisfied on the cross. If it were, why would the wrath of God be coming as Yahushua Himself said that it is. He was discussing what would come here in the latter days in the book of Matthew, chapter 24. I find that most Christians don’t like to talk about God’s wrath because they believe Him to be a loving God, which He is. However, Yahwey is also a just God. So who is His wrath aimed towards? Scripture gives us the answer:
Romans 1:18-19 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Please note: This subject is not discussing the wrath of Yahushua, whom many may refer to as Jesus. It is clearly a scriptural teaching on the wrath of Yahwey, whom many refer to as God. Yahwey is angry at all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
What is unrighteousness? Many translations substitute un-righteousness for iniquity and yet again, many translations substitute iniquity for lawlessness. Unrighteousness is seeking your own glory, your own way and choosing that which is in opposition to the known will of Yahwey. Ungodliness is the omission of duty to Elohim; the withholding from Him of worship, love, confidence, obedience. It is the withholding from Elohim that which is His due.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of Elohim upon the children of disobedience.
Charles G. Finny once said, “Neglect of duty implies a knowledge of duty. A man cannot be said to neglect a duty of which he has no knowledge.” If you have no knowledge that your duty is to practice righteousness, then you can not neglect that which you do not know. Now that you know, shouldn’t you aught to go out and seek this truth for yourself? Would you rather be found in contempt of court when you are brought forth to justice?
Paul taught something very valuable in that small passage saying that God had shewed ‘it’ to them. What is the ‘it’ that Yahwey shewed? Paul used the greek word phaneros when he said ‘that which may be known of God is manifest in them’. The word manifest is apparent, external, outward and open. So whatever ‘it’ is can be known and can still be apparent, external, outward and open. The “it’ can still be seen, whatever the ‘it’ is, that Yahwey shewed to them. We know this because Paul said, ‘that which may be known of God’. Anytime we see something that is in reference to Yahwey, we have to look into the Old Testament to find the answer to the reference being made. In this case, Paul confidently said that ‘that which may be known of God is manifest in them’. So what is ‘it’ that is apparent and showing? All ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
Why then, do people still hold on to what they believe to be true and yet Yahwey sees as unrighteousness and ungodliness? Many folks do not know or even if they do know, they choose to ignore the fact that Yahwey is a God of visible beauty, order, and operations that are observable in the constitution and parts of the universe; i.e., His creation. His power is external and seen throughout the night sky each and every night and also throughout the day time, in what we see of the sun and how it warms the earth. Beyond what all we see with the naked eye; is all the rest of creation of which is written that He created. The universal dominion and providence is right there and cannot be ignored and yet men plead ignorance so that they can continue in their idolatry and wickedness. For they being ignorant of Elohim’s righteousness, and going about or seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of Elohim.
Mankind has fallen away, apostatized from the basic instruction, principles and teachings of righteousness that Yahwey laid out and requires of mankind. Many people teach that His instructions were thrown out at the cross and that His wrath was satisfied there. The fact remains that Yahwey has established and made known in writing, a required way of life. Yahushua did not teach that mankind could do anything less. Many people lay out a lie and present it to the masses that His love is unconditional and yet what did Yahushua say His disciples? “If you love me, keep My commandments.” Yahushua kept the very same commandments that are laid out in the Torah. This is where we find the instructions for living. If we love Him, we are to show our love for Him by keeping His commandments.
One has to ask, if one does ‘not’ keep the commandments of Yahwey, is Yahwey in return, going to love that person?
Let the scriptures reveal a truth for you: And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead. ~ Acts 17:30-31
If a person is living their life according to the instructions taught in Torah, this is the righteousness that man will be judged by. To all those folks who continually seek the LORD, they quickly learn that in Him we live, and move, and have our being. The death of Yahushua has provided for mankind, that he or she be forgiven of their sin and that they are no longer bound to the wages of sin, which is death. The law provides certain punishment for certain disobedience. Within the law, there is occasion that punishment requires death. This is what Yahushua has satisfied.
When we live our life following in the same path that Yahushua walked, we whom are filled with the spirit of Yahwey are made free from the law of sin and death.
As a parent raises their children, they are teaching them one most important rule in life and that rule is love. We do not instruct our children to become terrorist like those of radical Islam. We instruct our children and rear them up in love. We teach them through the atmosphere of love and obedience; no different than the love of our heavenly Father.
We can look at all nature and see the love that Yahwey put into everything that our eyes can see. Yet there are millions of people who are blinded by the false teachings that the law of Yahwey has been tossed out. We cannot worship Yahwey in the way that man teaches us. We must respond to Yahwey in obedience to His instructions. We can’t look in the mirror expecting to see a reflection of Him if we are not worshiping Him in the way that He has made known.
It is the ungodliness that mankind proves is within him that is a most clear and evident reflection of what satan requires that we ignore the truth of what Yahwey has revealed. These most foolish and stupid ideas in the brain that we can worship Him how ever we feel is willy nilly at best.
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
QUESTION: What is it that man needs to repent of?
QUESTION: What is sin?
ANSWER: Sin is the transgression of the law.
1st John 3:4 ¶ Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Everyone who practices sin, also practices lawlessness because that is what sin is. Sin is the breaking of or breaking away from Torah.
Yahushua was manifested that He might take away sin. Sin was not in Him. Everyone who remains in Him, does not practice sin (i.e. lawlessness). Everyone practicing lawlessness has not seen Him, nor known Him. Little children, let no one lead you astray; the one practicing righteousness is righteous even as that One is righteousness. The one practicing sin is of the devil, because the devil sins from the beginning. For this the Son of YAHWEY was revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Everyone who has been begotten of Elohim does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him, and he is not able to sin, because he has been begotten of Elohim. By this the children of Yahwey are distinguished from children of the devil. Whoever does not practice righteousness and does not love his brother, does not belong to Elohim. – 1st John 3:5-10
Everyone who remains in Him and follows His instruction, practices righteousness. Sin is clearly defined as the breaking of the Torah and yet most Christians believe what they have been taught that the Torah was thrown out. The Christian argument against keeping Torah is extremely weak and non-biblical as if there is no Torah, then there would be no sin and then why would someone need a savior? It is utterly evil to preach a lawless message of salvation. For those who continue to practice a life without Torah, His wrath is still coming. Yahwey’s wrath is the logical result of His attribute of justice. He must punish sin. Make no mistake about it, even Christian’s transgression of Torah will result in punishment.
Those saying that Torah is done away are proving (according to scripture) they still have a carnal mind of their wicked human nature and not the Holy Spirit (Ruach H’Chodesh) of YHWH. All the commandments are righteousness. It is ridiculous to even think that Yahwey’s wrath upon unrighteousness would be done away with at the cross since we all can look at the nightly news and see that sin is still consistent and prevalent. Yahwey’s righteousness is not lacking prior to Yahushua’s death any more than His love is lacking prior to or even after Yahushua’s death. Yahwey expected Yahushua to live according to His word as He expects us to live according to His word.
His love, His righteousness and His justice are all jointly connected. It is mankind that has collectively rejected Him and His love for us that is written in Torah.
Psalm 119:172 ¶ My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Do you still believe and still want to hold to the truth in unrighteousness? Or would you rather repent and begin shewing forth in your new life that His instructions are alive and well with-in you? This is the death in Yahushua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) that we live; for the law of the Spirit of Him has made us free from the law of sin and the law of death. Lets sing a new song….
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Yahushua, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of Yahwey.” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2
For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. ~ Matthew 24:5
More often than not, preachers are teaching and saying that Yahushua is the Christ but out of the other side of their mouths they are saying that the Torah has been done away with. They are deceiving many. Iniquity is certainly abounding upon this earth because the love of many is waxing cold. WHY? Because the entire Torah can be summarized by a single word; LOVE
If we are not practicing His Torah, His love is not in us. The source of Yahwey’s wrath is not man or man’s sin it is centered in His love for holiness and righteousness. Yahwey loves righteousness therefore He hates un-righteousness. Anything less degrades His glory.
Psalm 7:11 Elohim judgeth the righteous, and Elohim is angry with the wicked every day.
The wrath of Yahwey is coming to those who hold to the truth in unrighteousness. Take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of Yahwey. OR; stand ready to receive the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.
The wrath of Elohim is revealed from heaven against all sinners who neglect to do and be what Yahwey requires us to do and be. I fully expect that His wrath will be poured out because Yahwey is a man of His word. I fully expect that when He does judge me, that I will be judged by His righteousness and not my own. I exist for His good pleasure and not my own. It is for this cause that I live.