~Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
~Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The Word speaks twice of John the Baptist warning the people of the wrath to come. In fact, he warned the very religious people as well – the Pharisees and Sadducees. There are “religions” out there that believe that they are the only ones going to Heaven. Or, they believe that one can never know for sure if they are going to Heaven.
~1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
God made it clear when He left us His Word! His children do not need to fear because Christ has delivered us from that wrath of judgment. When a person repents from his wicked ways and accepts the finished work of the cross, he is set free – delivered from damnation. We can, in fact, know while we are yet living, whether we are going to Heaven or not. It is our choice. Unless one repents from his sin, accepts Christ as his only way to Heaven, he will not see Heaven.
Thank You, Lord, for delivering us from the wrath to come! Thank You for sending Christ to take the punishment for that wrath so that we might be set free!