September 2, 2019
Scripture Passage: Revelation 6
Normally, we don’t think of a Lamb having wrath. However, in Matthew 24:21, Jesus warned us, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of this world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
All we know about the future is what God has revealed to us. And one of the things that God has revealed is that there is coming a time upon this earth that history has never known. It has never glimpsed the chaos that will ensue.
And it’s coming.
We start with the Rapture...the moment when Jesus comes for the Church, and takes all those who follow Jesus to Heaven with Him. The Church is what Jesus calls in Matthew 5, the “salt and light of the world.”
What happens when there is no more salt and no more light? There is only decay and darkness. So begins the Great Tribulation, the wrath of the Lamb, the seven seals prophesied in Revelation, opening one-by-one to unleash even deeper and heavier destruction on the Earth.
“Pastor Rogers, are you trying to frighten me?” You’ve got it. Yes! But thanks be to God…there is still time to follow Jesus.
Adrian Rogers says it this way: “I am telling you on the authority of Jesus Christ, there is a time coming on this earth called the Great Tribulation. Jesus said, ‘There’s never been a time like it.’ But the Bible says, ‘God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Thank God, there is a way out and it’s the way up. It’s Jesus.”
Today is the day.
We can’t waste the time we have left here on this earth. Be salt today. Be light today. Choose to follow Jesus today...to preserve and enlighten a world that is running out of time. Share the Good News of the Gospel today.