God has always forewarned people before great calamity was about to destroy them, but many did not heed his warnings and today is no different! Noah was a righteous man of God who was warned to build the ark that would contain all life needed to rejuvinate the earth after a massive flood, yet even though he was laughed to scorn he moved in fear and built the ark and was saved. (Genesis 6:5-22). Before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah two angels were sent to Lot and was warned to flee the city of which God was about to destroy. (Genesis 19:1-28).
Jonah was sent to warn the Nin’-e-vites to repent or their city would soon be destroyed if the preaching of repentance was’nt heeded. To the surprise of Jonah they fasted and sat in ashes being clothed with sackcloth and God then decided to repent of what his plans were and did not destroy them afterall. This angered Jonah, but God said: “And should not I spare Nin’-e-veh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?”.(Jonah 4:11).
Today we too are in need of repentance as we watch leaders abusing the authority given them, and though it be an abomination in the eyes of God we have a President passing a law to say sin is alright and they named their sin LGBT! “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. Who knowing the judgement of god, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them”.(Romans 1:26-28,32).
So are we heeding the warning signs of our day and age? our surroundings are not showing it! nor are those who we are told to trust in for the betterment of the economy. People are being shunned and even killed for their faith more than ever, and because alot is happening in Africa and other nations we turn a blind eye since it’s not in the states. Would God turn a blind eye from those in need? did not he tell the lawyer who asked the question “who is my neighbor?” as it is the good Samaritan in all of us extending our hands to our fellow man! Jesus said their would be signs and wonders before his return and the days would be as the days of Jonah who preached repentance to save many! “And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Nin’-e-vites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation“.(Luke 11:29,30).
As there are so many signs present today did you know that signs and wonders are not just the most devastating of storms we are now seeing along with so many sinkholes, but God’s people are placed at a time to warn not to look to wizards and those who have familiar spirits (mediums), but to look to God himself for their help in the most turbulent of times that the earth will ever experience! “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the lord of hosts, which dwelled in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law ant to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them”.(Isaiah 8:18-20).