By: Lou Yeboah
“I give you chance, after chance to come unto me, but you take my grace for granted. You best know that I will not strife with men always. Do not be like your fathers and your brethrens who trespassed against Me, causing me to give them up to desolation. Yield yourselves to Me, and enter My sanctuary, which I have sanctified forever, and serve Me. Do not provoke my anger! Turn from the evil road you are traveling and from the evil things you are doing. Only then will I let you live. Again, I say, turn, turn, turn!”
I tell you, we have just about reached the limit of God’s mercy and forbearance. Our pride and arrogance, our greed and selfishness, our violence and brutality have reached a level which is intolerable. God, of course, will not destroy us without first warning us of the impending doom. But, like those in Noah’s time, most of us will ignore the warnings. Noah preached to the people for 120 years, trying to warn them of what was going to happen, but none would listen. They mocked and ridiculed as he gave the warning that rain would fall to such an extent that the whole world would be flooded. They laughed and insulted as he constructed the ark which carried him and his family safely through the flood. Again and again the Lord has sent you his servants, the prophets, but you have not listened or even paid attention.
Listen, we cannot afford to see the warnings and not heed them. The Bible says in [2 Peter 3:9], that God wishes that no one perish, but that all should come to repentance.” “If you do not repent, God says, that He will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place [Revelation 2:5]. “O that [you] were wise, that [you] understood this, that [you] would consider [your] latter end!” [Deuteronomy 32:29]. Rend your heart and turn unto the Lord your God [Joel 2:13]
John the Baptist said, “Repent”… Jesus says, “Repent”…. The Apostles said, “Repent”….. Paul said, “Repent”…… Peter said “Repent”…. Jeremiah said “Repent”…. Ezekiel said “Repent”… [Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13; Mark 1:15; Luke 5:42; Mark 6:12; 2Corinthians 7:9; Acts 2:34; Acts 3:19; Acts17:30; Ezekiel 14:6]…..
Repent! Repent! Repent!
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and earth, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live, that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” [Deuteronomy 30:18-20]