What Is Everlasting Destruction?

| Spiry Tee

"These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,"
II Thessalonians 1:9 NKJV.

Have you thought about the punishment the Lord will give to those who have not bothered to know Him, who have rejected the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Many have struggled to reconcile with the thought that God is good and yet He will judge the world and give to every man according to their works.

The Lord's punishment is not coming upon children of disobedience because God is mad at them, NO! What God does in judgement is that He gives everyone their choice.

Those who have desired to have a "life" without God, who do not want to hear about Him or His plan for mankind will receive their desire in full and more - existence without God forever.

The punishment is existence in the absence of God and the glory of His power. That is the definition of hell. Hell is a place from which God has totally withdrawn His presence and the glory of His power.

They didn't want God when they were on earth so God who is love cannot insist on His own rights, so He gives them what they want. He is a good and great God. Love doesn't impose itself on others.

Many people who do not know God are already under the condemnation or wrath of God. Jesus said it, “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." (John 3:18 NKJV).

Light came and men loved darkness, so they are going to be given their choice- existence without the light of God. But the reason why some people think that it's okay to live without God is because they are deceived by the fact that they stumble on the goodness of God from time to time in the earth.

The Bible says, "And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”
(Isaiah 6:3 NKJV).

The earth is still filled with His glory so people can experience the goodness of God even though they have nothing to do with it themselves.

Thieves, prostitutes, and murderers can stumble on the goodness of God in the earth from time to time, but once they get out of the earth before they receive Christ, the reality of their condition will truly show.

Look at your life today. Are you under the wrath of God or under His grace? Are you under the condemnation or you have eternal life. Eternal life means being with God and living in the glory of His power.

He is calling you today to that life which is available for free in Christ Jesus. Ask Jesus to come into your life and cover you with the glory of His power. That's eternal life. Receive it in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I have escaped eternal damnation because of Jesus Christ in my life. I am grateful to God for His grace that gave us life in Christ.

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