Summary: This sermon speaks of the great day, greater than all others, that is quickly approaching.


Isaiah 12

I believe we are approaching the day that the Bible speaks about so vividly.

From watching the news and listening to people who have studied prophesy for years and years, it is not hard to understand that we are standing on the threshold of eternity.

Some of you in here today are not affected by that statement at all, while others know and feel exactly what I am talking about.

Life has caught so many people up in its pleasure and excitement that they don’t realize that life is over, as we know it, much sooner than we plan.

Many will work ever so hard to try and have wealth, only to find out that in later years they have to spend it trying to regain the health they lost to do it.

What a shame to let all the good life pass by and never be able to enjoy it with family and friends.

God, help us to realize that we need to focus on your plan for our lives and not what we want that will only please our fleshly body.

Let our Spirits be renewed and our Soul be refreshed as we smell the springtime air of rapture and eternity with God, His Son, Spirit and family and friends.

Cause us to get a grip on ourselves and realize that time is coming to an end and there is a great day coming.

The old hym says:

There’s a great day coming

When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left

There’s a bright day coming

But its brightness shall only come to them that love the Lord

There’s a sad day coming

When the sinner shall hear his doom, “depart, I know you not”

Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you ready for the judgment day?

There have been hundreds of great days recorded all throughout the Word of God, but the day that is swiftly approaching will be the greatest of them all.

Every person here today has many great days stored in the memory bank of your mind, and if you are a child of the King, the great day coming will be the greatest of them all.

Unfortunately, and it doesn’t have to be this way, but some here today may see that day as the worst day of their existence that will erase all the good times forever.

Time is speeding by faster than the speed of sound, Jesus is coming soon and time as we know it will be no more.

Let’s think back to some great days we have read about in the Bible.

Of course, we could talk about creation, the fact that God made us in His image, the end of the law concerning all the sacrifices that we could not keep, Israel’s freedom from bondage, the parting of the Red Sea, crossing Jordan into the land of Canaan, Goliath’s defeat by the shepherd boy David, and on and on throughout the Old Testament and the New. Time would not permit us to consider them all this morning.

But I read and thought about two or three of these days this past week that are recorded in 1st Kings.

In the 16th chapter and the 33rd verse, the Bible says: “And A’hab made a grove; and A’hab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.”

On over in the 18th chapter and verse 1, we find these words: “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto A’hab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

Now stop for a moment and remember that there is a great day coming!

2nd Timothy 3 and verse 1 says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”

Come on Church, I may not be the smartest man in the world, but I believe that all of us can surely agree that the world relations are in the worst shape we have ever known.

Mark chapter 13 is all over the place and all around us!

It seems that no person is altogether safe on this planet any longer and this seems to be part of the picture that is painted for us on the pages of God’s Holy Word.

So all this trouble points to the great day that is coming.

Acts 2: 17-21 gives us another insight on that great day as we read these words, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and sings in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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