Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sounding The Alarm

ram 

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is near at hand   (Joel 2:1)


In Israel this Sunday night it is the beginning of the feast of Yom Teruah better known as The Feast of Trumpets. For centuries at the end of the summer the Hebrews are commanded to blow the trumpet (the ram’s horn, also called The Shofar), all day long. The sound of the ram’s horn, in Bible days, was a warning and a sound of alarm -- it told the people to be prepared and to get ready for what lies ahead, it was time to stand in the presence God.

The next major world event is the sound of the trumpet just before we see the coming of the Lord. The blowing of trumpets, in Israel holds a personal message for us. It’s God’s wake up call for the Christian and also to the rest of the world: We don’t have forever to get ready, to be prepared for our Lord’s coming! We only go through this life once. How are you walking through this life? Soon our life will be over and we will stand before The Lord. If we are going to do work for Christ -- now is the time, now is the day! If we need to repent for anything, if we have anything to do for The Lord, now is the time. The trumpet is sounding, the summer harvest is just about over, and the day of the Lord is so near.

We are living in the end time, as we now know it,  and in the twinkling of an eye time will be no more. Now is the time for all true Christians to cry aloud and spare not. We must take a stand against the evil and wrong that is facing us.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Amen! Get ready! Get ready! Get ready!

Juanita said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Now is the TIME!!!!!!!