Text: “The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.” – Zephaniah 1:14

I taught Sunday school class last Sunday on the topic of those who will be left behind that is those who will not make heaven. After service, one of my friends sent me a black berry message to the effect that I was ‘very passionate about the lesson’. I promptly replied, ‘we all should be, because He can return before you finish reading this!’

The return of the LORD is the long-awaited moment when everything would be put right in the world. On “the day of the Lord” God would finally destroy Israel’s enemies. At last justice would come. After years of oppression, Israel would watch their enemies melt before God’s anger. (Remember that as a Believer, you are now part of the spiritual Israel).

Zephaniah proclaims that the day of the Lord is “near and coming quickly.” The prophet piled up pictures of distress and trouble to illustrate the terror of this day. When God released his anger, darkness and chaos would overtake the created world. But Judah would also hear God’s verdict on their sin. Judah believed they were immune to judgment, but the Lord said they too deserved to be punished.

The Bible tells us that another day of the Lord is yet to come. Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead—and that includes you and me. On that day, our silver or gold will be unable to save us. All of our accomplishments and wealth will count for nothing. But the gospel assures us that Jesus has taken God’s judgment for our sin upon himself. If we believe in him, the day of the Lord will be a day to share in God’s victory over sin and darkness.

Will you be ready when the LORD shall return? If you receive this and you are not born-again, please repeat this prayer: LORD JESUS, I CONFESS THAT I HAVE BEEN A SINNER. I REPENT OF ALL MY SINS. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR. COME INTO MY HEART TODAY AND ABIDE WITH ME. THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY SOUL. If you did pray that prayer, CONGRATULATIONS you are born-again and heaven bound. Glory to God. Please look for a Bible-believing church close to you to begin to walk out your salvation!

If you are already born-again, please forward or retweet this message to as many as possible. God bless you.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. salvationhouse
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 13:06:30

    Please pass this on. Thank you lots!


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