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If Mercy Ended

For I am the Lord, I do not change, therefore you are not consumed.  Malachi 3:6 NKJV

Photo courtesy of Martin Wiles.I dreamed I was in heaven, and it was a most dreadful day.

God’s mercy had come to an end. He changed His mind regarding the sins I had committed against Him. His anger flared, and His patience wore thin. He reconsidered and decided that He should have punished me instead of pardoning me.

After years of indescribable bliss in heaven, God remembered all the bad I had done and how I had once treated Him when I lived on earth. He decided I had had enough joy. It was time for me to be punished with the rest. After all, He punished the rebellious angels and cast them out of heaven—and they were once perfect. My heart sank with great dread.

Then I remembered His mercy endures forever, and His forgiveness starts and ends with His cross. He doesn’t change. I remembered He is eternal. The payment for my sins was forever. God will never change His mind. He told me my sins are removed as far as the east is from the west.

God will never cast us away. His mercy lasts forever, because He punished His Son in our place. God’s justice has been satisfied forever.

Once you’ve been accepted by God, don’t fear that His mercy will end.

(Photo courtesy of Martin Wiles.)

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Rich Vega

Rich Vega lives in the California mountains with his wife, where they have raised five kids. He enjoys a competitive game of racquetball and ponders many things. He hopes through his writings that the Lord will encourage His sheep, that He will convict those coming from another fold who will become His sheep, and that the rest will see there is a God in heaven who will receive all the glory.