Summary: Poor brother Eutychus! He slept himself out of the church. Why did he fall asleep? What’s causing most Christians to become drowsy today?
There is no doubt in my mind that something catastrophic is about to happen. If you have been watching the news or listening to it then you ought to know and feel the same thing. The Dallas Morning News read that they have completed the mapping of the human DNA code. Scientists now say that people who are born with disabilities and defects could possibly have their deformity corrected. People who were born blind could now have their genetic code restructured so they can see. Cloning sheep and fruits and vegetables and man’s greatest achievement he is at the peak of cloning himself. Sounds like the Tower of Babel to me. The Trinity allowed man to build the tower only so high before they came down to confound the language of the post-diluvians, yet modern men like Nimrod think they are on the brink of accomplishing a great feat, but to God they are approaching doom and have to be stopped.
We are standing upon the threshold of great and solemn events. Prophecies are fulfilling. Strange, eventful history is being recorded in the books of heaven. Everything in our world is in agitation. There are wars, and rumors of wars. The nations are angry, and the time of the dead has come, that they should be judged. Events are changing to bring about the day of God which hasteth greatly. Only a moment of time, as it were, yet remains. But while already nation is rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, there is not now a general engagement. As yet the four winds are held until the servants of God shall be sealed in their foreheads. Christian Service, pg. 51, 52
Unprecedented violence fills our world especially in America. We thought racial crimes were a thing of the past so what do you think about the Jasper incident? Natural disasters are still phenomenally taking people out by the thousands. And now in the new millennium, in this new century, in this new decade, we have human genome. Let me ask you a question. Has the prophetic alarm clock awaken you?
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This is the time Church, as never before that we need to expose and proclaim the truths that we know will prepare a people to meet the Lord. Although it appears that no matter what the news is or what is being heralded, the Church of God finds itself in that too familiar position of sleepiness. Every now and then the Lord tells the four angels standing on the four corners of the Earth to allow the winds of destruction, strife, and chaos to blow, so that his people can get aroused and shun complacency. The way I see it is that the earthquakes, floods, wars, and pestilences aren’t provoking enough to us. There is a numbness that seems to fill our being when we hear about these events. The only time we get alarmed is when it occurs in our surroundings, but other than that its just news.
As the Spirit of God slowly withdraws Himself away from the escalated, sinful degradation of man, we see that there are more provocative means at which God allows us to be shaken, but yet and still I can see what I call that Sabbath glare in some of your eyes. You came here just like you did last Sabbath unchanged and unjolted by the mere fact that God has allowed you to see another Sabbath. We are own our way to Glory, and some of us would probably dare say that we are ready, but our lives are mere reflections of our unprepared state.