Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Siren's Cry

I was listening ot the radio this morning and the personalities were asking people to call in and tell about the preparedness their towns have for emergency situations. The station I listen to was K-Love which is syndicated across the United States. I am guessing that the reason they were talking about this subject was because a storm system is moving across the country bringing heavy rains, storms, and tornados. In any case they were talking about the sirens that accompany storm warnings in many cities. You may or may not live in a city that is equipped with a warning system for such emergencies but many have loud sirens to warn people of an imminent threat.

It is an interesting subject in light of my Bible study this morning. I was reading Isaiah and came across verse 6 which says:

Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. [The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Is 13:6.]

In Biblical reference, "the Day of the Lord" refers to the time period before the return of Christ. This period is called the tribulation and will be a time of great judgment on the wicked. This period will follow the rapture of the church and is a seven year period which no-one will want to experience. However, those who have rejected Christ and are still living on the Earth when this time period happens will experience this tribulation. The Bible warns that no-one will want to be here during that time and it has given us signs to look for. These signs tell us that the rapture of the Church and the tribulation is imminent. Therefore, the Christian's cry should be that of warning. Unfortunately too many are complacent and apathetic.

If a tornado or hurricane was fast approaching, would we not want everyone to be out of harm's way? We know that the end is coming soon as we watch our world spiral in many areas. Therefore, we need to sound the alarm and warn others of the approaching storm and show them how to be saved from destruction.

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