He got the drink he ordered



[This occurrence was related by Paul Frederick Elliott.]


Let me warn you tonight, as a judgment-bound congregation, you cannot afford to mock God. Your soul is too valuable; eternity is too long; death is too sure.

Two young men came into a meeting where I was raised, near my father's home. At first they seemed to be under conviction, just like some of you are now. Thank God, the Holy Ghost is faithful! Their proud hearts threw off the conviction. They came again, and had less. You may never have another bit of conviction after you leave this house tonight; and if God never speaks to your soul again you are as much damned as though you had been in hell for one thousand years.

They came again; this time without any conviction. The preacher was preaching from Revelation 14:10: "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 forever. And the smoke of their torment shall ascend upward forever and ever: and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of His name."

Brother, hell is an awful place! I pray God you may flee to the cross of Jesus Christ and have your sins all blotted out.

They began to laugh and make fun of the wine "of the wrath of God." The preacher spoke to them kindly; but their proud, devilish nature was stirred, and they left the room, crossed the street, and entered a saloon. The bartender said, "Boys, what will you have to drink?" One of them said, "I will have a drink of the wine of the wrath of God."

There was silence in that saloon. He poured out the red wine, raised it from the bar, but never put it to his lips, for he fell over backward -- dead; and "in hell he lifted up his eyes," to "drink the wine of the wrath of God" in all eternity.


From: UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES Compiled by Duane V. Maxey