God's Unsparing Judgment --- Travis Case

Travis Case, Pastor                                   Northgate Baptist Church

God's Unsparing Judgment

Deuteronomy 4:20-26, "But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day. 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance: 22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land. 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. 24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. 25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed."

I. God Spared Not Moses!

A. God told Moses to Speak To The Rock.

Numbers 20:8, "Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink."

B. Moses Disobeyed God.

Numbers 20:11, "And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also."

C. God Spared Not Moses.

Deuteronomy 34:4-5, "And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. 5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD."

II. God Spared Not The Souls of The Children of Ephraim.

A. Psalm 78:10, "They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;" --- V. 22, "Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:"

B. The Wrath of God came upon them and Warned Them.

Psalm 78:31, "The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel." --- V. 32, "For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works."

C. God Spared Not Their Souls.

Psalm 78:50, "He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;"

III. God Spared Not The Angels That Sinned.

A. Lucifer was cast down from heaven.

Isaiah 14:7-17, "The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. 8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?"

B. 2 Peter 2:4, "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;"

IV. God Spared Not The Old Antediluvian World!

A. Noah Warned the people for 120 Years --- However, the people only Laughed at Noah.

Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."

B. God Did Not Spare The People.

2 Peter 2:5, "And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;"

V. God Spared Not Sodom And Gomorrah Nor Even Lot's Wife!

A. Abraham was the intercessor ... 50, 45, 40, 30, 20, 10 ...

B. 2 Peter 2:6, "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"

Genesis 19:27-28, "And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace."

C. Neither did God spare Lot's Wife:

1. She Knew she lived in a Condemned City.

Genesis 19:13, "For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it."

2. She knew the Way of Deliverance.

Genesis 19:17, "And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed."

3. Yet, she Disobeyed God.

Genesis 19:26, "But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt."

VI. God Did Not Spare Haman!

A. Haman was King Ahasuerus' Prime Minister.

Esther 3:1, "After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him."

B. Haman sought to Destroy God's People.

Esther 3:6, "And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai."

C. He was Hanged on His Own Gallows.

Esther 7:10, "So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified."

VII. God Did Not Spare Belshazzar!

A. He was Intemperate.

Daniel 5:1, "Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand."

B. He was Immoral.

Daniel 5:2, "Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein."

C. God Did Not Spare Belshazzar.

Daniel 5:20, "But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:"

VIII. God Did Not Spare The Natural Branches (Israel).

A. Israel did Not Believe in Christ.

Romans 9:31-32, "But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;"

B. God Did Not Spare His Own People.

Romans 11:19-21, "Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee."

IX. God Will Not Spare His Children Today --- The Time of Judgment Is Come!

A. Ezekiel 9:3-6, "And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary..."

1 Peter 4:17, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"

B. If God Slew Christians for Not being Concerned For The Lost, how many members would we have left.?

X. God Did Not Spare The Rich Fool!

A. He was Successful in Material Things.

Luke 12:16, "And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:"

B. He Never Included God in his plans.

Luke 12:18-19, "And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry."

C. God Did Not Spare The Rich Farmer!

Luke 12:20, "But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?"

XI. God Will Not Spare The Unrepentant Sinner Today.

A. Your sins will Find You Out.

Numbers 32:23, "But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."

B. Your sins Calls For Death.

Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

C. John 3:18, "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

XII. God Spared Not His Own Son (For Your Sake)!

A. 2 Corinthians 5:21, "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

B. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

C. Romans 8:32, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"

Conclusion:

You Can Either Be Safe Under God's Love or Condemned Under God's Judgment --- The Choice Is Your!

John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."




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