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What is the One Purpose of God’s Wrath?

“The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy: for He shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.” (Zephaniah 1:14-18 KJV)

A Classic.

All of God’s Anger also results in Perfect Good only as its “end” result.

When the Book of prophet Zephaniah is quoted in “full”, we see the “Good” even in God’s “Fierce or Full Anger” in that it “Results” in “all people” turning to “Jehovah” (God) and serving Him in “One” shoulder (i.e. in “one accord”).

Here are those verses:

(i) All His fierce wrath poured:

“Therefore, wait for Me — an affirmation of Jehovah (God), For the day of My rising for prey, For My judgment [is] to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them Mine indignation, All the heat of Mine anger, For by the fire of My jealousy consumed is all the earth.” (Zephaniah 3:8)

(ii) The result of His Wrath especially upon “all of those” upon whom it was poured (in verse 8 above):

“For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the Name of Jehovah, To serve Him [with] one shoulder.” (Zephaniah 3:9)

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