Thursday, April 17

Shout! Let it all out!

"Ezekiel 33:6 (BEB) But if the watchman sees the sword coming, and does not give a note on the horn, and the people have no word of the danger, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them; he will be taken away in his sin, but I will make the watchman responsible for his blood."
There is a story, recounted in the Worthy News Devotional for yesterday, about a man who tried to save the city of Sodom from destruction.

He shouted and screamed, trying to warn them of their coming judgment if they don't turn away from their sin, but the people ignored him. One day someone asked the man, "Why bother everyone? There's really nothing you can do to change them." "Well, maybe I there isn't," he said, "but I still shout and scream to prevent them from changing me!"

The point being made is simple, as the redeemed warriors of the Kingdom, we have (as our sacred duty) the obligation and honor of shouting loudly from every mountaintop and hillside, in the urban streets of our country and the high rises of our nation's industrial complex that Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, is coming to call us all into accounting for our choice. It isn't good works, it isn't good persons that will be saved, but only those who have claimed the blood.\

Why bother? Why try and proclaim that which no one seems to want to hear? Because if we sleep through the immorality of our nation, our world, we will know that sorrow on the day when we watch those who we didn't speak to fall into the fire. And know we should've spoke.

Too, there is a danger of being lured into false teachings, false prophets, and false hope. These are the days in which our voices can overcome the lure of the world's sinful ways.

The wickedness may be increasing, but so should our voices of triumph and warning.

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