6 Upon the
wicked [rasha`] he shall rain [matar]
snares, [pach] fire ['esh] and brimstone, [gophriyth]
and an horrible [zal`aphah] tempest: [ruwach] this shall be the portion [manath] of their cup. [kowc]KJV-Interlinear
6 Upon the
wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the
portion of their cup. NASB
Whereas, believers that are positive toward their spiritual life, and are in compliance with Gods mandates of residing in fellowship, of studying daily, of learning and growing and advancing in their spiritual life, and thus have coming to them and can expect from God, blessings of all sorts.
Then, conversely, anyone who falls in the wicked category, has far worse things to expect in their life.
Wickedness applies to all unbelievers by default, but it also includes believers that are not so positive toward God, Christ, doctrine, and so forth. There are a lot of believers out there who are indifferent toward God and doctrine, or of which compromise in their spiritual life is a matter of habit.
And so, as negative believers tend to imitate unbelievers, then so too, their expectations in this life, from God, will be similar to those of unbelievers.
Throughout history, God rains down discipline and judgments on people in all generations. The pressures of life are constant in that everyone alive lives in the devils world and pressures are an integral part of this world.
But, all unbelievers and all negative believers throughout history, eventually reach the end of their life. They all die. And that is the ultimate end, death, of the wicked persons life.
For unbelievers, the next stop is Torments, where things just get worse. And then there will be the Great White Throne where things really get worse for all of eternity in the Lake of Fire.
For negative believers, the bad parts of life will occur only in this life. At the moment of their death, they are whisked off to heaven to be with the Lord and thus their suffering comes to a screeching halt. There is no further suffering in heaven, for anyone.
However, there will be one time in history, when the fury of Gods judgments will be far more furious than a category 5 hurricane, that will never end, and that judgment or series of judgments will occur in the Tribulation.
It will be in that future time, that all negative believers will suffer immensely, as will all unbelievers.
Positive believers in the Tribulation, will suffer as they are martyred in numbers that will stagger the imagination, but their suffering will be for blessing and they will receive that blessing in heaven, and have it for all of eternity.
The references to rain, fire, tempest, and so forth, describe a fury far beyond mans control. When God sets Himself against you, then your bad day is going to be really bad.
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