Graceful Truth — Judgment

The Cost of Not Listening

Bill Elliff Judgment Revival

The Cost of Not Listening

We're famous for this. God is speaking all the time. Paul reminds us in Romans that He is constantly communicating to us through creation, conscience, Christ, and through His Church. In fact, he says, that everyone is ""without excuse"" when it comes to God's accessibility. But we do not pay attention well. As a nation, this is abundantly evident. If there was ever a moment where we should be crying out in prayer for God's mercy, it is now. We see signs of fervent prayer that are encouraging, but is it all God desires? SUDDEN COLLAPSE Israel failed to listen...

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I Cannot Celebrate Today

Bill Elliff Judgment

I am a very patriotic man, with no reservations. My flag has been out on my lawn since Memorial Day. I'm grateful for the privileges and freedoms we have. It has paved the way for the freedom of religion and the propagation of the gospel, both here and around the world, that is so vital to the spread of God's truth.   But this 4th of July, my heart is not filled with celebration, but heaviness. 2 Kings 25 exactly expresses what I see in our nation right now.   8 Now on the seventh day of the fifth month,...

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The Graciousness of God's Warnings

Bill Elliff Judgment

""Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?"" (Amos 3:7-8) God has nothing to gain by bringing judgment on people needlessly. He is not random in His actions or capricious in His judgments. When God brings judgment there is always a good reason. And the sign of God's real intent and of His mercy is this: there is always a warning—usually multiple warnings—before that judgment comes. THE PROPHETS OF OLD In days of its primary use,...

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We are Not Immune

Bill Elliff Judgment

There is an unalterable pattern, seen throughout human history with God and nations. People follow Him and know the blessing and protection of God. When they turn away, God removes His protection, allowing enemies to come and destroy. This is God's judgment and is intended to bring them to repentance and back to blessing. It is like pain to the human body, which is a system designed to warn us that what we are doing is hurting us and needs immediate attention and adjustment. It is not a complicated process. Anyone who observes and believes in God can understand this....

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