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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

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The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

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Knowing God: Experience & Love Him

Knowing God: Experience & Love Him

The Wrath of God

God's Anger Against Believers

Paul J. Bucknell

Introduction & video on God's wrath | Definition & description wrath | Wrath & mercy | Anger against unbelievers | God's great patience | Common misunderstandings | Reflections on God's wrath | Anger against believers | God's anger is different for His people | Summary and Study questions
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Knowing God Series Index

Series Introduction| Knowing God | The Revelatory God | Goodness of God | Holiness of God | Power of God | Omnipresent God | Exalted God | Faithfuness of God | Wisdom of God | Mercy of God |Wrath of God | Love of God | Sovereignty of God | Providence of God

Purpose: God is not only angry against unbelievers, but also often with His people– the believers! Those believers that think God's anger has passed by them are right and wrong. Check out what the Bible says!

God's anger against Christians

Do believers receive God's wrath? Yes, most definitely. God does get angry with His people, whether in Old or New Testament times. Like Moses, God does expect His children to obey Him.

God got angry with Moses because he complained about not being sufficiently eloquent for the job.

"Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say." But he said, "Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever Thou wilt." Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses...." (Exodus 4:12-14).

God got very angry with the Israelites to the degree that He did not allow them (the fathers) into the Land of Promise.

"So the LORD'S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD was destroyed" (Numbers 32:13).

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It is a good thing that the Lord is slow to anger. "Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth" (Exodus 34:6). Even then, His anger often breaks out upon His people.

The Lord got angry against Hezekiah and the land of Judah after He healed him because Hezekiah did not show proper appreciation. He also, however, withheld his full fury when Hezekiah repented.

"But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah" (2 Chronicles 32:25, 26).

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Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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