A typical winepress in Biblical times consisted of two large vats—one in which the grapes were thrown to be trodden, and another positioned to collect the juices that poured forth. It was an indelicate but highly effective process.

When we look around at the depravity of this once God-fearing society, we tend to get anxious and understandably angry. We know God is none too happy about it either. But unlike us, He doesn’t get rattled. His anger is righteous—an extension of His perfect and loving character. And when Jesus comes again, our Father’s righteous anger will be poured out on those who willfully reject His Son. You might say, He will put His foot down on all this devilishness once and for all.

For those on the wrong side of the matter, it won’t be pretty. In speaking of Jesus’ Second Coming, the Bible declares most fiercely, “He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Rev 19:15b-16)

God means what He says.

I hope this encourages you to anticipate the impending return of our King.


-Kevin Murray
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