For Yet Seven Days - The Final Call To Repent
“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation…FOR YET SEVEN DAYS, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.” ~ Genesis 7:1,4
After Noah spent one hundred years building the ark, he was called by God to come into the ark. It was at this time that God told Noah that there were only seven days remaining before the destruction of the world. The world’s days were numbered…literally!
I can only imagine the emotions that flooded through Noah’s heart that day. Of course, Noah was surely excited and rejoicing that he and his family would be delivered from this world wide cataclysm. Can you imagine, however, the sorrow that he must have felt as he looked around him knowing that no one else had turned from their sin and believed. He had devoted one hundred years to preaching and preparing. He had begged and pleaded with his friends, neighbors, and country men to turn to God and believe that a flood was coming. No one had listened and now their days were numbered! Their season of sin was over and God was calling them on their final week.
In my mind, I picture Noah taking a break a few times during this final week to stop and look at those around him. I can picture the tears coming down his face as he begged his friends to trust Christ before that seventh day. He knew that their days had been numbered and I believe that fear gripped his heart…not for his sake, but for the sake of those around him.
As our nation continues to evolve into the sinful mass of people that existed before this flood, I can only wonder if our days are numbered. How long will it be before God calls us to answer for the sins of America? How long will it be before God calls us on our final week?
God will not smile upon a nation for very long who justifies sin at every corner calling sodomy an alternative lifestyle, calling the murder of millions of innocent children a choice, calling pornography a freedom of expression, and calling drunkenness a disease rather than a sin.
Friends, I love America! The last thing in the world that I want to see is for the judgment of God to fall on this nation as it has on nations of the past. I think of all the times that Israel was invaded for her sin and thousands upon thousands of people were slaughtered. My heart shakes in fear at the thought of the awesome power of God concerning his justice and judgment.
We Christians who know the truth ought to be trembling. Not for what God is going to do to us, but for what he is going to do to those around us. Could America's season of sin be drawing to a close? Could America’s days be numbered?
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