God Is Long-Suffering

“And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth”
–Exodus 34:6

Long-suffering

:patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

God is long-suffering when it concerns the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune he must endure for his creation’s sake.

As God’s Word explains:

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
–2PETER 3:9

SO, God endures the many gibes, jokes and mockings he receives from the wicked in order to give the very FEW amongst them who would repent time to escape their judgment.

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”
–Ezekiel 18:23

Unrepentantly-wicked men take this long-suffering to mean that God will NOT punish them for their actions.

HOWEVER, God’s judgment for transgression is sure.

It only means that God is willing to endure the taunts of the wicked so that a FEW will repent and live.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
–1TIMOTHY 2:3-4

God is long-suffering.

Otherwise, no wicked men would EVER be saved eternally.

The unrepentant should NOT miss this grand opportunity to change direction.

DOES the reader now know what long-suffering means?

DOES the reader now believe that the long-suffering of God is one thing which temporarily stays His hand of judgment toward the wicked?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 19, 2021.]

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