Business as usual…

Scripture:
Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed. – Luke 17:30

Observation:
Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of heaven would come. He replied to them with some signs indicating when this event would occur. Among the things he mentioned was the fact that the goings-on in this life would be ordinary events like in the days of Noah. People would be going about their lives as though it were “business as usual.”

Application:
It’s really sad to know ahead of time that people are so calloused to the Word of God that they do and will ignore it to the point of their own destruction. Noah preached against the sin in his day; Lot did likewise in the region of the Jordan Valley. Then when judgment came, people scurried frantically to find shelter and salvation from God’s wrath. Well, the only way to escape the coming wrath of God is to have a persona;, intimate relationship with Jesus. Once the fury of his wrath is unleashed, that’s it for those involved. It should move us disciples of Jesus to the point that we refuse to be silent about the coming judgment of God.

In Ezekiel 33:7, God tells us that he’s made us watchmen for the house of Israel (the elect of God whether Jew or non-Jew) and to receive his word and warn people of the coming judgment. It’s high time that the people of God be about the Father’s business and tell people of the Good News of Jesus. We are not to let things go an as “business as usual.” Business-as-usual means that people will scoff at us and refuse God and not repent of their evil or turn to God. However, we are not to be discouraged by this fact but rather be motivated to march on and rescue as many people as possible from the flames of hell!

Prayer:
Father, help me to reach as many people as possible in the remaining days of this Age of Grace. Help me to equip and train up an army of disciples to go out and compel in the people from the highways and hedges. It’s high time your people began to fill up the house of God for the great coming banquet. May all whom you’ve called and chosen be converted and welcomed into the family of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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