let’s get started second Thessalonians
chapter 1 our text will be verses 6 through 10 we left off last week in
verse 5 so we’ll pick it up in verse 6 and I’ll ask you to stand if you’re able
you can follow along as I read if not where you’re seated is fine the Apostle
Paul is writing and by the Holy Spirit says verse 6 God is just He will pay
back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled
and to us as well oh really I can’t wait when is this going to happen
oh He tells us this will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven in
blazing fire with His powerful angels He will punish those who do not know God
and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus
they verse 9 will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out
from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might on the day He
comes to be glorified in His holy people and to be marveled at among all those
who have believed this includes you because you believed our testimony to
you wow let’s pray if you would join with me we’ll ask God’s blessing on our
understanding loving Heavenly Father were so thankful
to You for Your Word and this portion that we have before us today but Lord
were also keenly aware that at this time we need for the Holy Spirit to bless
this to our understanding the application of it to our lives so Lord
will You speak into our lives in and through Your word by the Holy Spirit
Your servants are listening Lord get our attention and keep our attention as You
do we pray in Jesus name Amen and Amen you can be seated thank you so the title
that I chose for today’s sermon is judgment is coming woo sounds like a
fire-and-brimstone sermon doesn’t it well it’s not and the reason it’s not is
because this is something that we as Christians should be very encouraged by
and that’s what I want to talk with you about today is why it is that we as
believers should be encouraged by and look forward to the coming judgement of
God judgment is coming it has to the Lord is
coming He has to but I want to do in our time together today is share with you
from our text two reasons as to why it is that knowing that judgment is coming
should be such a source of encouragement to us as Christians in these the last
days in which we’re living and the first one is in verses 6 and 7 and it’s that
God is just now this presents a difficulty
of sorts for some because it’s hard to reconcile a God who is love with a God
who is just perhaps you’ve had this conversation with someone that you’ve
shared the Gospel with and it usually comes in the form of well if God is so
loving then why and then you can fill in the blank and you know what’s coming and
in all fairness that’s not necessarily an easy question to provide and answer
for I want to share with you that which has helped me when I’ve come across
questions like that and I realize I run the risk of offering and
oversimplification as I do but this is easily resolved it’s easily resolved
when you see that if God did nothing concerning evil then He would not be a
God of love and I’ll explain it this way by way of an illustration let’s say
you’re in court and you’re seeing this trial and you have on the witness stand
someone who is testifying to the crime the horrific crime perpetrated by the
alleged that perpetrated the crime and you have a judge now that is sitting as
judge and he then looks at this criminal who has committed this unthinkable crime
and he doesn’t do anything about it that is an unjust judge what about the victim
that was victimized by this perpetrator who carried out this crime that judge is
unjust and as such that judge is unloving if this was truly a just judge
and a loving judge this just judge would mete out righteous
judgment here’s another question that is often asked if God is so loving why does
he allow evil and suffering to continue in this world well you have to
understand that this was not God’s original plan I remember as a young
believer being asked this question by a non-believer and they said so why when
Lucifer in Heaven sought to exalt himself above God and his throne above
the Most High why when God cast him down to the earth why why did God do that why
didn’t He just you know fry him and start all over well think about this if
He had done that all of the heavenly hosts would have served Him out of fear
not love they would have had no choice and so God in His love as a just God
wanted to give mankind a choice that’s why He put the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil in the garden of all the trees Adam and Eve could eat and partake
but of this one tree they were forbidden why did God do that because God’s given
them a choice this is a just God who is a God of love and so sin has to run its
course if you will and now the choice is ours as to what we’re going to do with
the sovereignty that God has given us in our own freewill
so I like how one commentator explained it he said a world in which justice was
not done at last would not be God’s world at all you see how you can easily
reconcile the two God is just God is love it’s not that
God has love no God is love but in order for God to be loved
God must be just because of God is not just God is not love so why does this
encourage us because there is coming a day as Paul says because God is just
because He loves us so much and here we are in this evil and wicked fallen world
being victimized if you will by the evil in this world
there is coming a day be encouraged hang on just wait because God is going to
settle the score God is going to have the final word
I know I’ve shared this before I hope you don’t mind if I share it again I
hope you don’t tire of me sharing this but this is the thing that keeps me sane
literally that’s not hyperbole and I’ll explain why I say that as I see what’s
happening in the world today I would go out of my mind or not for this truth
here in God’s Word that God is going to have the final word
I know I’ve shared with you and confess to you that I yell at my TV a lot I’m
getting better God’s helping me with this but sometimes I’m watching the news
coverage and I’m listening to this person talk and I think to myself are
you kidding me did you really just say that that and and here’s the Holy Spirit it’s so
so gentle so patient has to be so patient with me just saying to me in
that still small voice no no God’s going to take care of that when soon not soon
enough seems like they’re getting away with it
Lord how can You let them get away with that it’s so evil I know and don’t don’t
ever imagine God is in Heaven going I can’t believe they said that no it’s
like we inform the Lord when we pray they’re called informational prayers you
know you know what I’m talking about right it’s like God doesn’t know so we
have to inform Him Lord do You know what happened on Tuesday wait a minute God is
omniscient He’s all-knowing He’s all present He’s all-powerful what you
you’re going to enlighten him like God is up there going I didn’t know I didn’t
know that well Lord what are You going to do about it no I I know what’s happening
I actually told You this was going to happen just just wait I’m going to take
care of it yah but Lord it seems like they’re getting away with it not for
long not for long because I am a just God here’s the
second reason the coming judgement should be a source of encouragement for
us this in verses 8 through 10 and I realize this is going to sound like a
firm grasp of the obvious but Heaven is forever
I don’t think think about it Heaven is forever and ever it’s for all eternity
now the reason I say it that way is because if Heaven is forever that means
that earth is not I know that’s deeply profound right but no think about it
that means that all the pain and the suffering will come to an end when Jesus
comes and is glorified in His holy people this this is not going to last
forever Heaven is going to last forever the Apostle Paul says it like this the
sufferings the trials the difficulty of this life are not worthy to be compared
with the glory that awaits Peter talks about the momentary light trials those
difficulties in our lives that momentary light this is pretty heavy I wouldn’t
call it light and it’s going on for a very long time I would certainly not
call it momentary but what he’s saying is is that in light of eternity we go
through this life as long and as difficult as it might be it will not
compare to the first 10 jillion years in eternity I know jillion is not a number
don’t email me especially for those of you who are mathematicians I think you
get the point and by the way there’s no measurement of time and eternity because
it’s not time it’s eternity but the point is is that we might live 70 75 80
85 years here on on this earth not even to be compared with eternity because you
know how long eternity less again I know deeply profound forever and ever and
ever in other words this will come to an end and in the end God will have the
final word and this is why it should be such a source of encouragement to us
because the problem for us is that we get discouraged even give way to despair
in the suffering of this life as we wait for the Lord to return and that’s why
the Lord must read the Lord has to come and until the Lord
comes and judges those who are wicked with an everlasting destruction and oh
by the way parenthetically let me say Hell is also forever oh pastor I heard
about this book that was written by this guy well-known author that disputes that
Heaven or that Hell is not eternal and it’s a false teaching known as
annihilationism which is basically the belief that Hell does not last for all
eternity well here’s the problem with that and there are many problems with
that but if Heaven is not forever then Hell is not forever and if Hell is not
forever then Heaven is not forever you can’t have it you know I mean it has to
be both if hell is not forever that means heavens not forever that’s not
what the Bible teaches it’s everlasting Hell is forever I know that sends
shivers up and down some people’s spines but it’s the truth the whole truth and
nothing but the truth so help me God Jesus came and died on the cross so that
no one would perish it’s not God’s will that any should perish and by the way
God never sends anybody to Hell God God did not create Hell for man
it is God’s will that all should come to repentance Hell was created for Satan
and the fallen angels the demons not for man I heard one say and I and I really
liked the way he said it if anybody goes to Hell they do so over Jesus’s dead and
resurrected body you know that expression we use over my dead body it’s
like Jesus is saying if anybody goes to Hell for all eternity it’s over My dead
and resurrected body I came and I died so that you would not perish in
Hell for all eternity so Paul is making it very clear here I believe that Heaven
is forever as is Hell to also forever now again the problem that we have is
that what are we going to do until key word until I mean it seems like
especially in these last days that evil goes unchecked and the world is waxing
more and more evil with each passing day and it’s very Grievous you know we we
have this saying secular saying ignorance is bliss well on Thursday
nights and our trek through the Bible when we’re done with the book of
Proverbs we’re going to go into the book of Ecclesiastes and there’s a verse in
the book of Ecclesiastes that says this with much knowledge comes much sorrow
and the point of that is is that because we know what comes packaged with that
knowledge of what’s coming it brings with it
grief for us as Christians and certainly we are living in very Grievous times and
it’s really hard sometimes it’s really hard to see evil go unchecked and wax
worse seemingly with each passing day well I want to draw your attention to
Psalm 73 this is a psalm of Asaph when we were going through the book of psalms
this was one some in particular that we spent some time on because this was a
guy that basically had a crisis of faith he almost lost his faith and you know
why he almost lost his faith it’s because he saw the prosperity of the
wicked it was like God wasn’t doing anything about it and here he’s living
his life righteously walking uprightly in
integrity and purity and he’s watching the evil and the wicked prosper and go
unchecked and it it messed him up really bad in fact in in this Psalm he
even says I stayed away from my brethren because I didn’t want to stumble them
and mess them up either by sharing with them my struggle
it’s like I’m walking uprightly and righteously in vain because I’m looking
at the wicked and it’s kind of like they have no problems and my life is riddled
with problems so listen to what he says he starts off verse 1 truly God is good
to Israel to such as are pure in heart but as for me my feet had almost
stumbled my steps had nearly slipped and here’s why verse 3 for I was envious of
the boastful when I saw the prosperity of the wicked and then verse 16 he says
when I thought how to understand this it was too painful for me and then verse 17
key word until listen I went into the sanctuary of God then I understood there end
and surely you set them in slippery places you cast them down to destruction
oh how they are brought to desolation as in a moment they are utterly consumed
with terrors as a dream when one awakes So Lord when You awake You shall despise
their image in other words it wasn’t until I went into the sanctuary of the
Lord which by the way is the best place to go especially if you’re struggling
and I realize wait a minute that’s how it ends for them whoo I’m
going from being envious of them to feeling sorry for them because this is
how it ends for them total paradigm shift completely changed my perspective
because see as a Christian I know how it ends for me and how it ends for me well
this is as bad as it gets for them this is as good as it gets and that kind of
takes the edge off as it’s been said for the non-christian this is the most
Heaven they will ever know let that sink in by the way let that light a fire of
urgency to reach the lost while there’s still time
this is the most Heaven they will ever know this is as good as it gets but not
for the Christian it’s the opposite for the Christian this is as bad as it’s
ever going to get this is the most Hell we will never know right here and right now
until that time which I truly believe and I know you also believe because we
talk about it every week until that day which is soon and very soon sooner than
any of us I truly believe can even imagine when that trumpet is going to sound
and the dead in Christ are going to rise first and we who were alive and remain
will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air I love it that the Apostle Paul
says to the Thessalonians we saw this in chapter 4 in 1st Thessalonians therefore
encourage one another with these words you know this Thessalonians at that time
was suffering under the crushing weight of persecution they were so downcast
they were so discouraged and so Paul a year after he writes the first letter
writes the second letter why to encourage them they’re so discouraged they’re so
discouraged and he’s saying he’s saying be encouraged because judgment is coming because God
is just and Heavens forever and this is not forever this is only but for a
moment James says our lives down here are just a vapor you know as I get older
I’m celebrating another birthday this year it happens every year right so you
know you’re getting old when you forget how old you are and that happens now
quite often and so I have to go back and do the math and figure out oh wow
and it doesn’t help when your children remind you you know how old you are and
then it’s not so much that they say it is how they say it it’s not you know
you’re getting older it’s you’re getting really old just out of the mouths of
babes kids say the darndest things right but as I get older one of the things
that I’m realizing is I’ve got way more years behind me than I do in front of me
should the Lord tarry I’m thinking about this because I was just reminded that
this year in June is my 40th year class reunion I don’t want to go to it
I don’t want to go to my 40th yeah 40 years anyway enough of my problems but
this is only temporary it’s only temporary it’s not gonna last
God is just Heaven is gonna last for all eternity be encouraged God’s judgment is
coming He’s going to have the final word He’s going to settle the score and then
that’s it let’s pray thank You Lord Lord thank You for this word here in
Your Word a word fitly spoken I believe I know for me personally been a
tremendous blessing to me preparing it and now teaching it because it’s the
truth and the truth is what sets us free it’s so freeing Lord so encouraging Lord
thank You that judgment is coming thank You that You are just and then it’s not
much longer and it is only temporary in light of eternity Lord come quickly in
Jesus name Amen

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39 thoughts on “Judgment is Coming – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10”

  1. You were made for such a time. You were personally hand picked. Don't give up! Do NOT give up! We have already won so keep holding on and DON'T GIVE UP! The Devil is working on you because YOU are not his property! Don't listen to the Devil's lies. None of us deserve what we have been given. We all fall short. Not one is good no not even one. Our sins were paid for on the cross. The world hates us hallelujah! Amen! Grace. Grace. GRACE! Hallelujah!

    John 15:18-27

    18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

    19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

  2. Watchman living in Vista, California.

    Just think,
    the next Muslim I witness-to, love-on,
    and pray-for; could become another “JD Farag”!

    I pray that I will have Agape Love for Muslims, Democrats, and any others whom I have normally considered my enemies.
    That I show them the love of JESUS,
    and that HE is reaching-out to them.
    In Jesus’ Name. Amen! <><

    PS. Look-up! We Fly Soon!

  3. What an amazing time ! I hope we remember encouraging eachother. God bless you all! See you soon!

  4. It’s crazy that people gave you a thumbs up or thumbs down within the first minute not even listening to the message and even commenting on this video when they haven’t gone through the whole message because this is under 10 minutes and the messages over 20 minutes!

  5. I know it's meaningless but I do NOT like being 666th view 😮 God bless you sweet pastor JD & and each and every one of you as well

  6. We are children of God not made for the world or for time but for Our Heavenly Father's Kingdom and Eternity. Thanks Praise and Glory to God.

  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKOjAzB1FPg&t=1215s

    [email protected] denies that Trump is the antichrist,
    I ask you what is the meaning of Messiah?
    https://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/what-does-messiah-mean
    Quote from the linked website above:
    "Messiah comes from the Hebrew word, Mashiach, meaning “the anointed one,” or “the chosen one.”
    Now reconsider what Trump said on August 21 2019!
    He said "I am the chosen one":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JsAQj36gCU
    He basically said "I am the messiah"!
    Why is it for you so hard to understand?
    Maranatha

  8. Pray that my future husband will repent and turn back to where he belongs and join the birth of our son in june😢 i love him so dearly but he breaks my heart and make bad choices.

  9. Thank you Pastor. God bless you all. Jesus is coming, he paid our sins. They found corona from our area too (Finland), people are scared but we who have Jesus can relax and put our faith in him.

  10. Pastor, I was taking great DELIGHT in your words of the LORD punishing those who have done me wrong, who have "TROUBLED" me. Then all of a sudden my heart breaks for these people. I work in retail and the people who come in to steal, who have angered me, STRESS ME OUT ON A DAILY BASIS, just now I feel pity for them. I hate what they do. Many are perfectly capable of working real jobs, making a difference in our society but choose to do evil. I am TORN! I am in a FIGHT against evil everyday. I am on the FRONT LINES! There is no escape from this as I have to make a living but in a place where I am trapped. I have no place to go. I am at an age where this is my career, so close to retirement age. Guess you can say I am hanging in there, waiting to retire or better yet be RAPTURED off of this GOD hating world. The LORD knows my heart, how it GROANS daily to be removed from this stress, this heartache. LAWLESSNESS! It is so rampant! I SEE this but most people are oblivious to this. It blows me away how when a person walks out of my store with armloads of unpaid merch and NO ONE even notices it. The people are asleep! I want to shout from the rooftops, WAKE UP!!!! : ( Maranatha!

  11. doesn't it say that in Mathews 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not

  12. In my prayer time today, God instructed me to stand ,as I heard one give blessing in his sermon, and I saw what could only be God on the throne. And in my heart I heard stand before me and receive your blessing. Thank you Father, all glory and honor belongs to Him who is on the throne of heaven

  13. Amen! A week ago I was shown the sky parting and the Holy City New Jerusalem coming through the broken sky!!!! He is showing is that time is running out! All repent and trust in the Lord your God!!!🙌 Be encouraged brothers and sisters and get your houses in order!

  14. Thank you pastor J D for bringing us the good news. Hallelujah Jesus is coming and very soon we are going to see our King. My seat is booked for next Sunday sermon, God willing

  15. Thank you for sharing this message. Last September I was robbed at gunpoint walking home here in North Las Vegas, God revealed it to me before it happened because I had a bad dream of a man in a hoody coming after me before it happened. I felt the Lord tell me…It's gonna be OK! when I questioned him. This bad thing happened to me because I lost my car that month it was an old car. God told me to forgive him and pray for that young man's salvation, he was possibly an illegal. I also prayed that he would get caught and sure enough a few months later he was arrested for not wearing his seatbelt and he had the gun with him in the vehicle that day the cop noticed. Sometimes I feel like…Why me Lord? When bad things happen to me struggling but when I pray in the spirit the "Holy Spirit" always laughs inside of me with joy! I know Jesus protected me and he Loves me! I know I have a cute little mansion with all my cats spirits with me when I get to Heaven. Heaven is in my spirit but the outside situation sometimes looks cloudy! 💗👑💗👑💗👑💗👑

  16. Romans 2:5. But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. They are not getting away with anything they are actually heaping up wrath for themselves. However I love your scripture reference the best!! Great sermon, thanks brother!!

  17. My brothers and sisters,
    After a 30 Day water fast, as someone who doesn't like making videos, I was moved by the Lord to publish one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0DzeWts2RA
    "But you, go your way till THE END; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of days."[Dan.12:13]

    Daniel was told by the Angel Gabriel to wait until THE END before rising from the grave to receive his inheritance at the end of days. This prophecy was fulfilled on First-fruits, on Sunday the 5th of April 33 AD, according to the Torah Calendar.

    THE END is a Date in time! And it was Sunday the 5th of April 33 AD. The Day of the Lord's resurrection on First-fruits.

    The Scriptures confirm this for we read:"…and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many." [Matt.27:52,53]

    This means that Daniel, along with many other saints, have already received their glorified bodies and their inheritance.

    In Seneca Sodi book "40 Days in Heaven" he was shown in heaven that Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Jonah, Isaiah and Daniel were among the saints who received their glorified bodies on First-fruits after the Lord's resurrection on the 5th of April 33 AD.

    The angel Gabriel referred to First-fruits as "the End" and "the End of Days". This was the Day of the resurrection of the Old Testament saints. It therefore follows that the Rapture will ALSO occur at "the End" and "the End of Days" for the resurrection and glorification of the New Testament saints!

    Not carefully the Lord's Words "…hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps MY WORKS until THE END, to him I will give power over the nations…" [Rev.2:25]

    "THE END" is a specific Date in time. It's the Day on which First-fruits falls, Good Friday the 10th of April 2020!

    The Lord also said "…this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then THE END will come." [Matt.24:14]

    "THE END" in the above verse is a specific Date in time for our generation. It's the Day on which First-fruits falls. It's the Day the resurrection of the saints will occur, we receive our glorified bodies, and then we all rise up into the heavens to receive our inheritance. This Date is known to the World as Good Friday, the 10th of April 2020.

    For us believers this Date is First-fruits, according to the Torah Calendar, and it marks the THE END of this Christian Age! The Whole Christian World will be observing that Day as Good Friday. Not realising it will be a Day of Judgement during which the Lord Jesus Christ will be coming for His Bride!!! May the Lord find us all ready and eagerly waiting for Him.

  18. I have a problem… Its a very disturbing one at that. There have been many who I have talked to who say and believe that they are true Christians and yet the moment they tell you exactly what it is that they say they believe… you know right then and there oh my gosh these people aren't truly saved!!! Now I try hard to set them straight to show them in the Bible where it says opposite to what they are saying then they show me other parts of the Bible to prove to me that what there saying is the truth and tell me that it is ME who is not saved that it is ME who doesn't understand the Bible. I'm left very alarmed by what there saying and doing. For instance this one guy who's on FB who I had been on his page, till I realized what it was that he was really saying, say's things like…. in the last days it will be both the Muslims AND the Jews who will do the beheading of people…. then he says that there is NO such thing as the Rapture…. And that the earth is flat…. And there are others on his page who are agreeing with him. It scares the blank outta me. I dont believe anything this guy is saying but he's not the first and he's not the only one who has said insane stuff. These people dont have the discernment which means they dont have the Holy Spirit which means there not saved. There worse then talking to atheists at least with atheists you know where they stand with these "Christians" you cant convince them that there not saved. I dont know you tell me am I wrong? What do I do to really bring them home??? I'm very seriously worried about these people. I really dont know what to do. I show them where there wrong in the Bible and when I post scripture they either refuse to read it or they just dont respond to what I post they just continue to say what they say. HELP!!!

  19. Thank You for sharing All UR U-Tube Videos ! GOD Bless Everyone & May GOD'S Hedge of Protection Forever Surround Everyone ( as GOD already does , as does His hedge of Protection already surround all of you) PLEASE Never Stop sharing ur U-Tube Videos , because its the closest I have to a real church( Telling GOD'S Truth , The Whole Bible & Prophecy ) and U are making a difference in ppl.s lives and have definitely made a difference in mine and U also make me feel like I'm a welcomed member of your church , which means a lot to me . Thank You & Please tell Everyone I said Thank You !! PS I live in Eaton , Ohio

  20. Thanks pastor J.D. Jesus disciple!
    Your videos, all of them, give me peace and hope! When I feel scared or down or whatever…i click on a video of yours.
    I can't wait…till we all get to heaven 😄 Itll be cool to see you there.

  21. Are you called as an ambassador of Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC_XQyP2mnI
    Are you called to bring Heaven down to Earth? Heaven on Earth is the solution for all of the world's problems, the Coronavirus and the failing economy. The employed principles of Heaven here on earth will the set the world free and will bring in the multitude in white.
    Establish your embassy of Heaven in your country. Contact me at [email protected] We bring Heaven down onto Earth by uniting all Embassies of Heaven in Love, Unity and Support: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTrZQjv88g_mHdgUEzVOrBw
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    Triple Grace

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