“Volcanoes and the Wrath of God Upon Sinners.”
“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud: so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” (Ez.19:16 & 18)
“I John, who also am your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” (Rev.1:9-10)
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev.20:14-15)
God the Father created the heavens and the earth and everything in them and that includes the volcanoes. God, in his mercy, is showing us plainly with volcanoes, the lake of fire and brimstone in the heart of the earth which is the final hell for unsaved sinners. He’s showing us confirmation of his word of truth – the final abode of those who won’t get saved by the Lord Jesus Christ.
God the father blew the trumpet of warning on Mt. Sinai and God the son blew the trumpet of warning on Patmos and this bible watchman is watching volcanoes in this sermon, will you take heed to the trumpets of warning?
Have you ever seen an active volcano up close or in a picture? It’s like looking at the inferno of hell. Have you seen a picture of an active volcano crater as it spews out fire and brimstone high in the air? The crater at the top of a volcano mount is a bowl-shaped lake of fire and lava brimstone from the bowels of the earth. It’s a rising, boiling, bubbling sheet of liquid fire and burning stone or brimstone. The lava and fire makes it way from the burning lake down the mountain.
God’s volcanoes show the wrath of God upon sinners who have rejected his grace and mercy in his son Jesus Christ.
Man is without excuse. All around the world with volcanoes, God shows the truth of hell and the lake of fire.
In chap.1 of Revelation, the apostle John tells us where he was located when he received Christ’s word which became the book of Revelation. He was on the island of Patmos. Patmos is a rocky, barren, desolate volcanic island 10 miles long and 6 miles wide in the Acqean Ocean east of Greece. And God placed his prophet on this volcanic island to receive the final book of the bible, the revelation of Jesus Christ, which was preached to John with the trumpet voice of Christ..
The book of Revelation mostly shows the wrath of God being poured out during the great tribulation upon the earth. It’s a book of judgment upon the unsaved people at the 2nd coming of Christ to this earth. It’s a fiery judgment, showing the volcano- like fire and brimstone of hell upon the wicked.
The volcano of Mt. Sinai and the volcanic island of Patmos shows clearly that unsaved sinners will receive the fiery wrath of God for their sins. Volcanoes are vents in the earth that spew forth the fire and brimstone from the core of the earth. Soon comes the rapture and translation of God’s saints and then comes the great tribulation when God vents his wrath and it erupts like a volcano.
God shows Mt Sinai as a burning mountain: a
volcano. It shows the wrath of God upon sinners. It shows hell. Mt. Sin-ai, the
name alone shows you sin. The breaking of God’s laws is a sin – “For sin is a transgression of the law.”
(I John 3:4). And, “By the law is the
knowledge of sin.”
(Rom.3:20). The first law was – “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day thou eateth thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Gen.2:17). Adam and Eve sinned when they ate of it and they received the death penalty. And each one of us is a sinner and a breaker of God’s laws and the sentence of death is upon us. If we don’t get saved by the Lord Jesus, we are going to hell and the lake of fire and brimstone, the prison house of God, for eternity – which is the second death.
So when God gave the law to Israel and though Israel the whole world, there were thunders and lightnings and a loud trumpet voice of God and the mountain on fire and smoking and quaking like a volcano. This was to show us the wrath and judgment of God upon sinners and lawbreakers. “And Moses said unto the people, fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.” (Ex.20:20)
God was showing them a picture of hell, so there would be a godly, reverential fear of God before their faces and so keep them from sinning. But there is no fear of God worldwide today – people sin with impunity. And the wrath of God prophesied by John on the volcanic island of Patmos is soon to come to pass.
May God give us some preachers with boldness to preach on hell today. So disturbing is the idea of an everlasting hell that most preachers simply ignore the doctrine of hell, preferring to talk in vague terms about a separation from God. So they preach false doctrine, denying the everlasting punishment of hell. Or they invent a purgatory so that someone who dies unsaved can be prayed out of hell – (for a price).
We have lopsided preaching today. They only preach the positive – not the negative. They accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Most church attenders have heard of a loving savior who died on the cross for our sins. (Even though very few tell people they need to repent of their sins and believe on Christ in their hearts which results in getting saved and being born again into a new creature). Most are told they are saved when they are baptized with water. But they will probably never hear one whole sermon on hell in their whole life.
Jesus said hell was “Everlasting fire” and “Everlasting punishment” in (Matt.25). he said three times in (MK.9) “It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands or two feet or two eyes to be cast into hell fire: where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched.” (Deut.32:22) says – “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and it shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundation of the mountains.” Hell is down. It is in the lower or nether parts of the earth. (Ezk.31). it is in the heart of the earth – (Mt.12:40). When man is cast into hell by God, he will have made his journey to the center of the earth. It will be a lake of fire illustrated by an active volcano crater.
(Is.64:1-3) says- “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence. When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.” At the second coming of the Lord, the mountains will burn and melt- like a volcano. (Micah 1:3-4) says “For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth. And the mountains will be molten under him and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.” All the high and lofty mountains of this world shall be humbled at the 2nd coming of Christ. All will be like volcanic mountains and melt and burn. (Nahum 1:5) says- “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.” This whole earth burns during the great tribulation wrath of God. As Peter says in (2 Peter 2:10) “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night: in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with a fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
Yes, soon the magma of God’s wrath will erupt upon this earth. “Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.” (Ps.11:6). The first fire and brimstone in the bible is in (Gen. 19) when God’s judgment fell upon Sodom for their vile homosexual acts. “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.” (Gen.19:24). Sodom, U.S.A. needs to take heed.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.” (Ps.9:17) God created our 50th state; Hawaii, totally out of volcanoes. Hawaii (the big island) is made up of 5 volcanoes. It’s our last state (1959) and it is our volcano state and we have forgotten God. As a nation Hawaii is a portent of America’s perdition.
Volcano is named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. Many heathen religious sacrificed their children by throwing them into the volcano to appease the wrath of their volcano god. God the father is the true god of fire. The true God has given us his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as a burnt offering sacrifice on the cross to appease the wrath of an angry God because of Sin. If you receive God’s sacrifice you won’t be burnt in hell.
Volcanoes are chimneys or vents straight from hell in the center of the earth, which is a lake of fire of brimstone. Active volcano craters are lakes of fire and brimstone as God shows us vividly a true picture of hell. Soon God will finally vent his wrath on all Christ-rejecting sinners who spurn the mercy and grace of God.
Are you saved from the wrath of God? “He that believeth on the son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36). Don’t reject the only savior. Repent of your sins and believe on Jesus Christ for remission of sins. Don’t reject the love and mercy and grace of God in his beloved son. Ye must be born again. Fear the Lord – “For our God is a consuming fire.” (Heb.12:29).
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men.” (2 Cor.5:11).
Yes, volcanoes and the wrath of God upon sinners- take heed to this trumpet of warning. There is a hell but you don’t have to go there. Amen and Amen.