Did you know, because of what Christ accomplished on the cross, it’s impossible for God to be angry with humanity?
I’m not saying He has never gotten angry.
But we often forget that a big shift has taken place because of the cross.
We all know Isaiah 53 the famous messianic passage of Isaiah. But we often stop reading there.
As we keep reading we come into Isaiah 54 where God says the following in verse 9
“For this is like the waters of Noah to Me;
For as I have sworn
That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
So have I sworn
That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.”
That’s right… God has SWORN never to be angry with us or to rebuke us in Christ!
Did He Really Mean It?
What makes me laugh about that is God just swore it.
Now if there was ever a guy who didn’t need to swear things it would be God. I mean He’s a pretty trustworthy guy not being able to lie and all that!
So when God swears something is the case we better listen up!
As Isaiah explains the fruit of Christ’s death on the cross, he states that God will never get angry with us! Nor will He rebuke us!
We seem to struggle with this concept in the church, for some reason we love the angry God.
People show this by just how angry they get over the saying “God is in a good mood.”
Is God Really In A Good Mood?
Say that phrase around an evangelical Christian and prepare to get bashed over the head with 100 random OT Bible verses.
Hell hath no fury like an evangelical who is told their angry God might not exist.
But the truth is that God is in a good mood.
His work of reconciling man to Himself on the cross has put Him in an eternal good mood!
Sin can never again stand in the way of us enjoying Him and Him enjoying us…
That is unless you choose to believe that sin is still an issue to God. If you think God is mad at you, don’t be surprised if you end up viewing Him as an angry God.
We have done this since time began.
We have made God in our image.
God Is Bigger Than We Think
But God is so much bigger than we are. While sin was insurmountable for us it was more than surmountable for God.
God’s not worried about sin. Sure it was a huge deal. But our emphasis must be on the “was”.
Sin is not the issue any more. Our faith is the issue.
We must embrace the fact that God has overcome sin. That He lavishly loves us and accepts us in the midst of our sin. If we do this, we will discover a God who is much better than we could ever have imagined.
A God who is not angry with us but rather loves us so much that sin got what was coming to it!
Who’s your daddy?
So my question to you is, do you have an angry God who is counting your every sin and demanding you change?
Or do you have a loving Father who cared so much for you that He forever destroyed your sin on the cross and accepts you right where you are?