THE TWO SIDES OF GOD –
WHICH SIDE OF GOD ARE YOU ON?
HIS LOVE or HIS WRATH
Are you on God’s good side with His love, grace and mercy? Or will you end up on God’s bad side with His anger and wrath? All mankind are labeled as enemies of God; nevertheless, God’s love, grace and mercy is extended to all mankind in the person of Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:10 – For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Those on God’s good side are those who acknowledge and welcome His love, grace and mercy which is freely given through His Son, Jesus. Those on God’s bad side are those who reject, refuse, resist and even oppose His loving grace and mercy. Those on God’s bad side are the ones who make themselves subject to His anger and wrath.
Colossians 3:5-6 - therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
Fortunately, God has not yet exposed anyone to His bad side, but that day is coming. God’s loving grace is very patient and He provides adequate time for people to make a choice of which side of God they want to be on.
Revelation 6:15-17 – And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
However, there is a time appointed, and known only to Him, when God’s next phase of man’s existence will begin – the time when He personally takes over and brings in the fullness of His Kingdom; when He executes judgment on the earth and unrepentant mankind.
It must be understood what a kingdom is! A kingdom is the domain of the king; where the king has dominion – thus a king-dom. Those who resist God’s loving grace and mercy that He provided for all mankind to enter into His kingdom are obviously not fit for His kingdom because they refuse to be under His dominion and in His domain.
They choose to remain God’s enemies even though He made provision for them to enter. They have chosen to be on God’s bad side for rejecting His provision to be on His good side.
It is most important to come to the knowledge of God’s love that provided for you to be on His good side; He sent His love to each of us by His Son, Jesus.
John 3:16-19 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
Rejecting His love and provision puts you on God’s bad side, the side of God which is yet to be seen, but will only be seen by those who refuse His love.