By Lou Yeboah
Repent before it is too late! Judgment is Coming! The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah: Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the Lord – I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord. I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him. I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel. In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and a howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills. [Zephaniah 1:2-10].
Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready! The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness; the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all of them that dwell in the land. [Zephaniah 1:14-18].
I tell you, the importance of discerning the times and seasons. God’s prophetic time clock is ticking. God’s judgment is coming. Don’t be like the rich famer. The rich farmer had no idea that judgment was coming. He had just decided to build bigger barns and live a good life. God immediately said to him: “Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” [Luke 12:20].
Listen, whether Christ returns tomorrow or a thousand years from now, your life may be required of you tonight. Don’t be a scoffer. Wake up and get things right! Live in the awareness of God’s judgment to come. For the Lord is stripping the earth bare and making it desolate. He is twisting its surface and scattering its inhabitants. The earth will be stripped completely bare and will be totally plundered, for the Lord has spoken this message. [Isaiah 24:1-3].
The importance of discerning the times and seasons. Ye hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth but how is it that ye do not discern this time. Wake up from your slumber! In one hour, judgment will fall, and all will be laid to waste.
Ample warning times – but many will go to hell because they have chosen to ignore the warnings and continue life as usual, what tragedy.