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Kindness And Severity Of God, 11/11/14

There is hope in the difficult days ahead for all who submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and seek with all our heir hearts to find and follow his perfect will for our lives.

Some of you who follow my posts may remember that I have shared in the past how God sometimes speaks to me at times with old songs I have known in the past. It is easy to tell the Lord is speaking when I wake up with song in my spirit that I have not thought of in over a decade. So it was again this mornring. The song that came today was an old country song by Holly Dunn called "Daddy's Hands":

"Daddy's hands:
Soft and kind when I was crying
Daddy's hands:
Hard as steel when I 'd done wrong
Daddy's hand's weren't always gentle
But I've come to understand
There was always love in Daddy's hands"

The message the Lord is speaking is clearly how in his love there is both kindness and severity in God:

Romans 11:22
Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

This is something many do not understand and/or are intentionally deceiving themselves about. God is ALWAYS acts ONLY out of love but he can be very stern as well as gentle, just as the song says. We in America are in a time when we are increasingly seeing the severity of God and will continue to very much for awhile. A lot of America christians want to define God as some patty-cake sweetheart who never gets angry and is always a pushover who has to let us all get away with anything we want because he is always love. This is not at all true. Love does get angry and it hates sin and evil and it does meet out discipline to stop the objects of its love from destroying themselves.

I believe God is saying that the hammer, the hands of steel, is about to drop and we are about to see his judgment go to a whole new level, one which is much more obvious. It is vital that we all understand that God is chastising us as a nation out of LOVE to turn us from our current path that would bring us to TOTAL destruction if we were to hold to in unswervingly.

God bless you and may you be found in obedient and yielded to the perfect will of God for your life in the times ahead, for only therein will you be safe and provided for.

-Steve Pursell, 11/11/14