Most people do not know what God is like because they perceive Him in light of the Old Testament, when the Law of Moses was in effect. During that time, the children of Israel knew Him as a God of wrath, punishment, and judgment. However, this is an incomplete picture of His nature. God does not rain down fire from the sky anymore like He did during the time of Elijah; to see God as He is now, we must put Him in the context of the New Testament. Under the new covenant of grace, we must no longer live according to the old mindset of the law. Instead of having to depend on what we do, we are now free to have faith in what Jesus, who is the perfect expression of God’s nature, already did. Our faith in Jesus not only makes us righteous, but also shows us what God is like in these end times.