The Longsuffering(Patience) of God

Song of Solomon 6:10 Who is she that looks forth as the morning, fair as the moon,
clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

What happens when the sun’s light is blocked from shining on the moon? We get a lunar eclipse. What happens when a person blocks or hides themselves from the Light of this world , Jesus Christ, with their sin?

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

The moon shining white is a picture of the children of God reflecting the glory of Jesus(the Sun of righteousness Mal 4:2 below) as we are conformed into his image.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Our frequent lunar eclipses show the longsuffering(patience) of God at work; not willing that anyone perish. Warning us though. The Sun always shines again on the moon after these eclipses. But there will be one day that it doesn’t… Woe to this world when that (L)light is removed…

Revelation 6:9-17 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 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; 16 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: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

What does it look like when the wrath of God abides on man? BLOOD

Revelation 14:18-20 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of
the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress,
even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Praise God for His longsuffering! The time is at hand though, repent from your sin and turn to the living God and fear him! He will have mercy…

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…

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