FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 2019
TEXT: REVELATION 19:11-16
KEY VERSE: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war” (REVELATION 19:11).
It was mid-afternoon in January 2002. Many had come back from Sunday service and were relaxing at home when all of a sudden, there came deafening sounds of explosions. Hell was let loose as pandemonium ensued everywhere. Some women left their children while fleeing for safety. Children, men, women, everyone was running. As the noise of the explosions intensified, many thought that “doomsday” had finally arrived. Many lives were lost. Later it was discovered that some “expired bombs” were responsible as they exploded in a military cantonment in Lagos, Nigeria.
There will be more commotion and fear among men when the great tribulation dawns on earth after the rapture. God’s forbearance will ultimately end one day and will usher in the inevitable judgment against a world that has been at daggers-drawn with its Maker. Since the Fall, man has lived in rebellion against the revealed will of God. Though He has given His Son to make salvation available to all, men continue to shun God’s invitation.
The multiplicity of false prophets and religions has not helped matters as many have wandered away from the light and truth. But God’s faithful servants still keep on preaching the good news. Those who, like Felix, are waiting for a ‘convenient season’ will regret eventually if they fail to get saved. God will “execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him” (Jude 15).
This is the time to seek God and escape His judgment. This is the time to ask for His mercy and make sure all is well between us and God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God does not delight in judgment but in repentance.
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