Dear Ones, my topic today is righteous anger. My topic yesterday was a delineation of the difference between righteous anger and unrighteous anger. Righteous anger is against sin and produces peace as its result. It is not against people, but against sin. But righteous anger is possible only through a love relationship with me. The natural heart of man both spurns and rejects anyone who disagrees with them, or capitulates out of fear of rejection and a need to be in harmony at all costs, even to the point of sacrificing truth and accepting error. It all depends upon the root problems of childhood, and the decisions that were made then in order to cope with their lives at a young age. But these are reactions from fear, for the primary emotion causing anger is fear – fear of bodily harm, loss of status, loss of individuality or of the power of choice, loss of connection, or of possessions or position, or loss of the love of significant people in one’s life. Any threat or perceived threat to one’s harmony of life is received by the mind to be something that must be dealt with in a way that will bring homeostasis and happiness and peace back again.
However, the human heart cannot produce such peace, because of its fallen condition. This is because after Adam and Eve sinned as a result of looking to self for ways to exalt themselves to a higher realm than I had assigned them, they continued to look to self for ways to bring back the homeostasis and peace which they had lost after they sinned and disobeyed my command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan appealed to Eve to be dissatisfied with her present condition and reach for a higher place and condition than I had given to them, and essentially to become gods. Of course, it was the same sin that had led him to go astray in the courts of heaven. It was a perceived threat to his concept about himself after his pride took him down from his high position with me, and in attempting to climb higher, he lost his mind which I had given him, and formed a mind for himself that was only evil and self-centered all the time. That, in fact, was the same condition that was found in the whole human race by the time of the flood, with the exception of Noah and his family who were spared as a result of his righteous life and leadership. Thus I was compelled to begin anew with the one family that I had left who knew and loved me and my righteous principles. But even they were imperfect and flawed by sin, and so I chose righteous Abraham to be the progenitor of my people to whom I would give my law and my sanctuary through which I could teach the understanding of my character.
The days have been long in the journey which sin has caused. But now the days grow short, because I have at last a small group of people around the earth who know me and desire to uphold the truth of my character and the laws by which I govern my universe. They are laws of love, not of force and condemnation and fighting to produce homeostasis of mind and thought. Force and fighting is always from the evil one, whether it is in the home, the church, or in society and governments at large. Fighting never brings holiness and agreement and the harmony, love, joy and peace that man needs and desires so much, but I alone can produce. Come to me, all ye that are heavy laden, for I alone can give you the rest and love that your heart desires. Why will you go to other sources – to other lovers – to broken cisterns that hold no water, when I have an ever-flowing fountain of love, joy, and peace just waiting for you to come and drink? But the vast majority of mankind goes to other lovers and spurns what it takes to know me. Even my own people who call themselves by my name go to the baubles and entertainment of the world to satisfy their inner desires and quiet their consciences. But I soon will return with a shout and a trumpet call to awaken my sleeping ones who have loved and followed me even unto their death and who are now sleeping in their graves awaiting my call, and I will give them eternal life with me forever around my throne.
But for you, my precious ones, I will give you life eternal without seeing death, because you have followed me and presented my truth during the darkest point in history, and will prove faithful through the time after I leave the sanctuary to punish the wicked who have spurned my law and my truth. You will walk with me in white, as also will the great multitude which John saw in vision who have come through great tribulation and have not denied my name, but have endured until the end of their lives. They now lie sleeping, waiting for the great controversy to be finished. They are the souls under the altar whose cries, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” reach my ears, for they are sleeping in me, but are alive in my heart. Not all of the righteous were slain, but all lived and died for me, and they have received the spotless robe of my righteous life, imputed and imparted to them as a result of their obedience and faith in me.
But now the judgment of the dead is finished, and the judgment of the living is in progress, and will soon be finished. Only a small margin of time remains. These will be the 144,000 who have no guile, for they will follow me by faith through the final cleansing, representing what all the righteous dead would have reached had they lived at the time of the final cleansing and blotting out of sin for the whole human race. Do you see the privilege that you have of representing these great men and women who have gone before you and longed to see this day and by faith they saw it, but only through a glass darkly. But you will see face to face without seeing death, and you will experience this privilege because you have walked with me through the judgment of the living, the cleansing of sin, and the blotting out of the sins of the righteous from the records in heaven, so that I can now lay upon Satan, the scapegoat, all the sins since Adam and Eve that have now come down to you. And you are the wave sheaf and the firstfruits because you have permitted me to cleanse these from you in behalf of all who have been overcomers through my blood and my sacrifice on Calvary, and my intercession for them in the heavenly sanctuary.
This is why you will be able to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb which no one else can sing, because it is the song of those whose perfected lives are representative of the whole human race. My blood – my perfect life, my righteous character – will be perfected in you as you walk with me day by day and allow me to purify you of every thought, word, deed, and motive of sin, and place in you the same thoughts, words, deeds, and motives that I have, through my indwelling Spirit in your perfected minds and hearts. This is the process that is going on right now, and will soon be finished. And then I will proclaim the awesome words before the throne of my Father, “It is done!” Can you imagine the scene in the throne room of heaven? The heavenly host will bow in profound silence, and then break out in loud and joyous songs of praise.
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear…. Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” (See Rev. 19:6-9.)
These words are recorded for your encouragement to keep your eyes on the goal, and your minds focused upon your reward. But even now, my reward has begun in the messages that I am sending you to keep your heart focused upon me as I lead you on to glory. My thoughts are always with you, and my love for you is eternal and unbounded. Look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near! And always keep in your minds that I am just a prayer away! Lovingly, Jesus.