“ And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.”
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.”
There are many verses which teach us that God’s wrath is not an active state, but a passive state… If God hides His face from us and we no longer feel His protection and love we feel the void…
“Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.”
When God’s face is hidden the time of trouble comes...
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Simply put this means that if we are mean to everyone we meet, we will eventually be alone and nobody will like us. We cannot give out hate and expect love in return. If you sow seeds of weeds, we can’t expect good things in return.
“God does not stand toward the sinner as an executioner of the sentence against transgression; but He leaves the rejectors of His mercy to themselves, to reap that which they have sown.”
The Great Controversy (GC 36.1)
God’s spirit is removed from the world and the destruction of the world comes because He does not hold back the destructive power of sin.