Rev 18:5 – “For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”
Here, in the context of our passage, we find that the sins of Satan’s religious kingdom has “reached unto heaven” ie… God is aware of them and will take action in His time. Of course, we see God’s judgement for these sins being meted out during His second coming.
Many times, those who are lost think that they can hide their sins from Almighty God….
Isa 29:15 – “Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?”
In spite of all their attempts, their sins ALWAYS enter into the presence of our all-knowing God and in every case, they will be given according to their ways and doings.
Jer 32:19 – “Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:”
Folks, as fallen mankind, may we never fool ourselves into thinking that our sins will not reach heaven, nor the Lord remember our iniquities. Apart from accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior, sinful, fallen, mankind CANNOT enter into the presence of a Holy God….
Act 4:10-12 – “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole…. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
May we all understand our dangerous position before the Lord and come before Him humbly, turning from our sins, and turning our lives over to His control as our Lord. May we look to Christ, trusting in Him to be our sinless substitute, taking the penalty of our sins upon Himself thereby securing our eternal salvation….
Heb 7:25-27 – “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”
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