In the Last few years, we all have witnessed events of human tragedy and devestation that have come with little or no warning
On Sept 11, 2001...
People went about their daily lives just like any other day, but then suddenly "without warning" The First Jet Crashed into one of the Twin Towers
shockwaves were sent across the globe as we watched in horror as thousands died and our nation grieved....
Then came an event that many had never even heard of "a Tsunami?" "what's that ...a type of Pizza?" But in 2004 ....With Little or No Warning an earthquake occured in the Indian Ocean With a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismo ... triggered a Tsunami that ended up killing over 230,000 people in 14 countries
Then not near as large in it's scope came the Hurricanes of the Gulf, most notable...Hurricane Katrina
Though there were warnings blared preceeding this event..there were thousands who decided to "take on the storm" and found themselves at loss
then came...The People of Haiti ..dealing with the daily human struggle ...found themselves in one of the worst earthquakes in modern history...With Little or NO WARNING!! (The January 12th earthquake in Haiti is the most lethal natural disaster of the past 20 years. On February 12th, the Associated Press reported that official Haitian government estimates of the dead had been revised upwards, now reaching 230,000 dead.)
and then came Chile
Seismologists estimate that the Chilean earthquake was so powerful that it may have shortened the length of the day by 1.26 microseconds and moved the Earth's figure axis by 8 cm or 2.7 milliarcseconds.
Again this happened With Little or No Warning!
Then there was Japan,.....an Earthquake + Tsunami + Nuclear Disaster, ...thousands died, again with "with little or No Warning"
Alabama Tornado's, hundreds of people died "with little or no warning" ...."Joplin Missouri" "One of the deadliest tornado's in US HISTORY ....With Little or No Warning!!
The Word of God says "it's appointed unto man once to die and THEN Judgement"
In just a few examples listed above... hundreds of thousands of people were going through their daily routines...when suddenly "their appointed TIME" came ...again... most with little or NO warning and every single one of those people who died with out Christ, were taken immediately to an eternal courtroom and stood before Almighty God as Judge of the life that they lived that had rejected every opportunity given to accept a Free Gift (eternal life), but instead now face eternal punishment with no hope for escape.....will you please stop and think for real? I mean IF that was YOU, IF tonight a tornado fires up and heads toward your house, If an earthquake rumbles, if a car crosses a median....
You might be here reading and have this mindset THAT YOU are immune...that you are invincible...But YOU ARE NOT!!!
You might say, I'm a fear mongerer ...trying to manipulate you by fear...
Our Lord told us to REPENT OR Perish, Repentance begins with a change of mind that leads to a change in direction in one's life
in other words...to "Stop and Think" and then react to what You hear by believing the message and it's NOT just the thought that counts...
the Heart of this message is simply to make sure that when Your "appointed time" comes...It hasn't been "without warning" and that you would "stop and think"
My God, has put on my heart to warn you to "Flee the Wrath" to come, He's not willing that any should perish, He's offering You a way of escape... Before you were even born, while You have Yet been living as if there is No God and there is No Judgement Day... He has already sent His Son Jesus Christ to Die in Your Place ....2,000 years ago Jesus Died because of You and the laws that You have personally broken, He was taking your place because He created You in Love and for a purpose of which was and is ..for you to Know Him by entering into an eternal covenant relationship ...graced to You by The Heart of Almighty God.
Please Hear, Please Stop and think and Please Believe their is an EMPTY TOMB that Shouts to the Whole World That Jesus Christ Is the Way, The Truth and the Life and He's Your Only REAL Hope for today, and for all eternity
Call Upon Jesus while You still have TIME!!