Amos 3 :6-7…Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? Surely the LORD God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants, the prophets.
Children of God, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I commit everyone of us into the hand of God that He will look unto us with MERCY and put a stop to all that has befallen the people of the world at this time. We are witnessing a very serious catastrophic disasters in every part of the world, and we are seeing signs of the end time all around us. These disasters are not under our control, and with all our technological advancement we can only read the signs and warn people of the impending danger that the natural phenomenon will be bringing to us. That is all we can do. What should we start to do now to appease the God of the universe who has all the buttons under his power? He is the ONE that can calm all the storms that we are facing today. We need to examine ourselves and do a self-check and see if there are any areas of our lives that are found wanting. What are we doing or what have we left undone that is causing all these calamity? I believe God’s Hand is in all these as we can read in today’s scripture. When we read about all the disasters that have befallen the world from the time of the Bible, we are always told that the sins of the people have always caused God to move in a way that will make people be afraid and therefore run to God. When Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, we read about their sins of homosexuality which was an abomination to God. God could not find ten righteous people in these two cities when Abraham pleaded with God for Mercy upon them. It was a serious situation, and Abraham was moved with compassion and asked God to spare these people if there were ten righteous people, and the LORD promised to do so. Unfortunately, the LORD could not find ten people. The only people that could be saved were the family of Abraham, Lot and his two daughters and the wife but the wife again disobeyed and became a pillar of salt. This sin of homosexuality is being condoned today in all the world as a natural way of life, and people are accepting it instead of asking God for healing. Even if there is a natural tendency to want to live such a life, do we not know that it is from Satan, the master of deception, and all he wants is for people to sin against God so that they could obtain God’s wrath? There are other sins that are abominable to God which we are engaged in, and that is the sin of worshiping other gods beside him. Right now in the US, there is decorations all around houses and stores that will soon usher in the feast of Halloween. Whatever the history behind it, what we see being used to decorate houses are scary stuff .These things are symbols of the evil world, so who are they celebrating? This day has been turned to a day to associate with the evil spirits in the underworld. Unfortunately, the people of God do not see anything wrong in celebrating this unfortunate feast. How do we want God to be happy with us when we that are supposed to be knowledgeable about what the Holy God desires, we are the very ones that are accepting this evil thing?
Children of God, those are still minute part of what we are doing that are making God unhappy. The rituals that take place in many countries all over the world especially in Africa are alarming. People are making money by killing people, young, old, women, men, and yet they do not understand that there are consequences for all these actions. Who is giving them this money? Definitely, it is not God. God does not bless by asking you to bring human parts for sacrifice. Is this not the work of the devil? When are we going to understand that you cannot serve mammon and God together? The money obtained is never long lasting and not only do they suffer for it at the end, their children and children’s children do share in the consequences. Brothers and sisters, the world is in pain because of our sins. Those that claim to be righteous, the Bible says our righteousness is like a filthy rag. We are all stinking and we have all fallen short from his standard. He says “Be ye holy as I am Holy.” The servants of God are not left behind, they too do not wait for God to bless them, but instead, our slogan is “who ever works at the altar should eat from the altar”. So we use different techniques to defraud the church, we use money unwisely and preach so as to make the people of God feel guilty if they do not give to the things of God. What we need now is MERCY of God? The LORD is still using his prophets to warn us, and also all these disasters are a wake up call too, because there is always an end to whatever we are doing.. Let us come to the altar, and cry to Him and beg for His MERCY. Our God is a compassionate God and He does not want sinners to perish but to come to repentance. Joel 2:12-14 says “Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to Me, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” The Lord will have mercy upon us in Jesus Name, AMEN.
Prayer.. Lord we ask that your MERCY that rules over judgment will be visited upon us as we look unto You and wait for your intervention. Please let your PEACE that passes man’s understanding rule in the hearts of man and woman in Jesus name, Amen.