Armageddon – The Earth Burns as an Oven


For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up..” – (Mal.4:1).


“Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them” – (Ps.21:8,9).


“For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. Thought the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as fuel of the fire..” – (Is.9:18,19).


And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day” – (Is.10:17).


   The great and dreadful day of the Lord is coming soon during the great tribulation when the Lord’s wrath will be poured out on the wicked who have spurned the grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross. It is a day when the whole earth will burn like an oven when the Lord Jesus comes back. “The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein” – (Nahum 1:5). When the Lord gathers the nation’s armies at Armageddon then comes the fire that burns the whole earth like an oven. “Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy” – (Zeph.3:8). The Lord’s righteous anger will not be held off any longer. As He destroyed the world once with water, so He shall do it again with fire when His day of grace and mercy is over. “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward , not wiling that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief  in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” – (2 Pet.3:6,7,9,10).


   The Lord Jesus then comes back, not as a suffering Savior, but as a mighty emperor and man of war and makes His enemies His footstool and sets up His righteous kingdom on earth forever. Yes – “The Light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame.” The unsaved sinner is like a man trapped deep in the earth and the only illumination he sees occasionally is scripture preached to him to save him. But when he rejects the light of salvation it becomes the fire that will torment him for eternity in hell. The same light that shines from the candlestick also burns. The same electric bulb that gives light can also burn. The same bulb can be put in toy ovens and bake a little cake. The same Holy One of Israel, the Lord Jesus, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that every man that cometh into the world” – will also  come back – “In flaming fire talking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ – ( 2 Thes.1:8). The light of salvation in Christ will become the fire of God’s wrath.


   Very soon the fiery wrath of God will burn up all the wicked, proud people who would not repent of their sins and by faith believe in Christ in their hearts for salvation. God’s fiery wrath is not just for the unsaved dead but it’s also for he unsaved living at the time of the end right now. The Lord Jesus preached about ‘people trees’ in (Mt.7:19) “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” He’s talking about the wicked unsaved who spurned the Lord Jesus on the tree-cross where they could have become a new creature in Christ producing Holy Spirit fruit. And so they now become “fuel for the fire” of God’s wrath – useless worthless wood – like the wood used to burn up the burnt offering sacrifice on the altar. They rejected God’s supreme sacrifice of His Son on the cross, so now they burn up. And then they await the white throne judgment and then are cast into the lake of fire for eternity. “For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire…” – (Is.9:18,19). If you will not be baptized with the Holy Ghost then you will be baptized by His fire – “he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire” – (Mt.3:11,12).


   Unsaved people trees, fuel for the fiery oven of God’s wrath soon to come. In May, 2000 there was a blazing inferno of fire in the city of Los Alamos, N.M.  Hundreds of homes burned and it rolled over explosive bunkers in this town where the first atomic bomb was built. Billows of smoke and flames leapt from treetops up 20,000 ft. above ground. And with that terrible fire, I believe God was warning U.S. of His fiery wrath to come which could very well be nuclear fire.


   On July 16, 1945 – at Los Alamos – the U.S. developed the first A-Bomb called ‘Trinity’, the name of the triune God, the great three in one, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Surely we can see God warning U.S. as this world is poised with a nuclear holocaust that can burn up the world. The name ‘Los Alamos’ is Spanish for ‘cottonwood trees.’ Are you listening? The general in charge of this bomb at Los Alamos was General Groves, pointing to groves of trees. So we had better perk up when we have a raging fire burn up 100 sq. miles around Los Alamos and knowing what God’s Word tells us in my sermon here. I’m preaching this sermon on July 16th 2006, the 61st anniversary of ‘Trinity A-Bomb.’


   If Russia sends her 25,000 missiles at U.S., we will burn up in one hour with fervent heat, millions of degrees, people trees, fuel for the fiery oven of God’s wrath – Amen. If the U.S. does not humble themselves and repent of their sins and turn back to Christ, a fiery judgment from God awaits U.S. soon. Babylon-U.S.A. will burn up in one hour – “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for his saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her” – (Rev. 18:7,8).


   I believe that the trinity A-Bomb was a minuscule second coming in wrath. And I believe that at the fiery end of the world, man will see what they saw on July 16, 1945 at Trinity Test Site where men played God. It will prove to the universe the truth of God’s Word – “But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” – (Gen.2:17). ‘Trinity’ was exploded in the Jornada del Muerto Valley which means ‘Journey of Death’ and the journey of death started by eating of the tree of knowledge of worldly wisdom by Mr. and Mrs. Adam (atom). At Los Alamos you can gaze to the east and see the Sangre de Cristo Mts. which means … ‘blood of Christ’, which is God’s answer for sin and death.


   The first sins were by Adam and Eve eating of the forbidden fruit of the tree breaking the first law of God – and it caused death. It was corrupt fruit from an evil tree. The tree becomes synonymous with people and sin. God has told us that we are all corrupt trees bringing forth evil and corrupt fruit of sin and therefore we all suffer the penalty of death – “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” – (Rom.5:12). Sin started on a tree and our Savior shed His blood on the tree to save all that will come to Him by faith. The tree of death then becomes a tree of eternal life to those who get saved by Christ. The tree-cross represents a corrupt tree with the evil fruit of sin. But Jesus becomes our Savior on the tree when you believe on Him for remission and forgiveness of sins. So then the dead cross give life and produces good spiritual fruit in us like Aaron’s rod budded and brought forth fruit.


   All people trees that are dead in sins and producing evil fruit and who reject the only Savior of the world, will be burned up like trees in a forest fire, either in hell or on earth during the great tribulation. Repent of your sins and call upon the Lord Jesus to save you. Make this day the day of your salvation and your new born again birthday and then be ready for the rapture before this terrible time comes. Avail yourself of the love and mercy and grace of God in His only begotten Son. Do not reject this most precious gift of God – “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life thorough Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23). Jesus Christ is the only means of escape before this earth burns like an oven.


   Is the trinity a part of you? Is God your Father? Is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, your Savior? Does the Holy Sprit dwell in you? You can have eternal life – “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son that life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” – (1 Jn.5:11,12). Remember that our Heavenly Father is the Creator of all atoms and Adams and that eternal life and eternal death is in His hands. Be saved along your journey of death and receive eternal life in Him.


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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