I Am Angry

Each week I ask my Lord to give me scripture to memorize and meditate on all week, normally it will come from the book in the Bible that I am reading from during my daily morning reading but this week was different, so I thought. God put it on my heart this week to read the book of Deuteronomy but the verses He had me memorize and meditate on came from the book of Galatians. “But even if we, or an Angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8-9). At the time I didn’t understand why He put this verse on my heart when I was studying Deuteronomy. That is until the week played itself out.

This past weekend we were driving through Dallas, TX and I kept seeing these bill boards that said Judgment day May 21, 2011, it caught my eye but I did not know what it was, I thought maybe it was advertising a conference. I rarely watch the news or read a paper, so unless my family, friends or coworkers are talking about something in the news I don’t hear about it. So it wasn't until later in the week that I heard about Harold Camping and his false prophecy of May 21, 2011 being judgment day. It was after hearing this that the Lord putting Galatians 1:8-9 on my heart made since, then when I got to chapter 13 of Deuteronomy that it made even more since. The 13th chapter of Deuteronomy talks about false prophets and what was to be done with them, they were to be killed. I thought I would be writing today about anger. “For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20), I wanted to talk about the wrath of man and the wrath of God and how they are vastly different. I guess I am in a way because I am angry. I am angry about this false prophet Harold Camping, his followers and the blasphemy of my Lord Jesus Christ. It angers me! I am not angered with an unrighteous anger but a righteous anger. The wrath of man is always selfish/self-centered. Men become angry because of what someone says or does to them, because they are inconvenienced, because they might not obtain what they want, or any number of things but is always self-centered. The wrath of God is righteous and is not based on self but is outside of self. Jesus became angry in the Temple; overturned the money changers tables and drove out the animals being sold because they had turned the Holy Temple of God into a place to steal from the people, hurting the people and blaspheming God. Harold Camping and his followers do the same, they blaspheme the Lord and they hurt people.

Recently I wrote a brief note called: “I don't rejoice in the death of Osama Bin Laden” and caught a lot of anger from some people over that who don’t understand the purpose of that writing or the ways of our Lord. Osama or Usama Bin Laden however you prefer is a murder and will receive righteous judgment from God, Harold Camping is far worse, he sends people to Hell. He makes a mockery of the name of Jesus and causes hearts to be hardened to the name of Jesus by his false prophecies, and he also calls my Lord a liar. The bible from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 are the words of God. The bible is the infallible, inerrant; Holy Spirit inspired written word of God from beginning to end, it is literally God breathed. Truth; God is truth, God cannot lie. But I will tell you who can and who Christ said is the father of lies, Satan. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32). Harold Camping I have something to say to you and your followers. Jesus said that no one but the Father in heaven knows the day or hour of His return and if you say that you do know you are calling the Holy One of God, Jesus Christ a liar. I am angry, I am angry because you blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and harden hearts sending people to Hell. I am convinced that Satan does not spend his time in Bars and Strip Clubs, the desires of the flesh take care of that, but does his real work in the Church, pretending to be of God but really are of the Devil.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (1 Corinthians 11:13-15). Those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and follow Him are not deceived but that was never the intent, the intent was to make a mockery of our Lord and to harden hearts to the gospel that saves; that there is salvation from your sins in Jesus Christ. I am angry!

Trust in Jesus Christ alone for your eternal salvation,
Mike Peek a slave of Jesus Christ