Just as an alarm clock wakes up those who are asleep to get up and get to work, even so God’s watchmen are appointed their place to stand and even as the shofar announced the HOUR, our voices are lifted up in praise and worship drawing men back to God the Father.
A CALL to turn away from our ways and turn to the Lord in prayer.
The shofar does serve as a time instrument.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great shofar shall be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, they shall come and worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”
This is a day set apart from every other day for it is not ordinary but special. It is the day of the Lord’s REST. Today is the day of salvation in Christ Jesus. For God worked 6 days and on the Sabbath He rested from ALL His labors.
God is giving humanity TIME to wake up and realize that eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil only leads to their own destruction for the LIE is that they are in control of their own destiny but the TRUTH is that there is ONLY ONE LORD and He is the Judge of the living and the dead. The Tree of Life is for those who turn from going their own way feasting on the devil’s lies, innuendos, suggestions and half-truths and turn from his darkness to the marvelous light of the Lord in the face of Jesus Christ–who is the Tree of Life in the garden of the Lord’s delights.
For His Kingdom is not of this world–flesh and blood cannot inherit eternal life for we must be born again by spirit and water to enter into God’s Everlasting Kingdom.
You Must Be Born Again
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
For God So Loved the World
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
The sound of the watchmen raising the alarm is to warn this world that time is running out and that the earth is the Lord’s and
the fullness thereof. The Creator has given us time and space to turn from swallowing the lies of the serpent and to be about our Father’s business which is the restoration of all things by His family. We are His children and we follow in the footsteps of our big brother, Jesus when we love God and obey His commands by loving others for this is forgiveness we owe nothing but a debt of grateful hearts to Jesus for paying the price in his flesh and blood on the cross to set us free to live again forever with the Father in the Kingdom of His Peace. The call is to return to the Lord of Light in the truth of His great love for mankind. He loves us so much that it grieves His heart that any should perish. Why would any turn their back on such a great love? His ways and thoughts are much higher than our own. We have a great choice and the responsibility is ours and there is no blame for anyone but ourselves when we choose the death and destruction from living a life based on the liar’s deceits. For every way of man is deceitful unless he turns around and runs to God the Father who has only his good in mind.
The shofar’s call to repent, to stop what you’re doing and turn around and go the Lord’s way is a reminder that Creation came from the very breath of God’s Holy Spirit. And just as at death, the breath of all people return to that same Lord, it is a wake up call that with each passing hour, the lease is up on the time entrusted to all.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
As it is appointed for man to die and then the judgment, only those who have believed on His Son, the Christ, will enter in to the Abundant, Everlasting Life. But to those who are sick and tired
of the frustrations and pressures of going their own way, and are ready to be transformed into newness of life in the Lord Jesus,
He will bring vitality into their very marrow!
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
No one knows the day of his death but we all know we are promised TODAY while it is present to choose who we will serve. Will we serve God which is wisdom in using what He has graciously giving us for His Eternal Kingdom — for being a good steward is really WORSHIP which is our reasonable service — the very least we can do.
Or will we serve ourselves –remember there can be no other gods but the ONE who created heaven and earth and the day will come when what we have done in the flesh will rise up to accuse us as evidence before a just and holy God who sees and knows all things for there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed in the awesome light of that day.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) stated,
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
This was reiterated with a slight modification by George Santayana
“Those who ignore history are bound (or doomed) to repeat it”
God has given us His Word and He is not like man that He can lie.
The Word of God is the history of God’s dealing with mankind and
we can see that death and life are in the power of man’s tongue
and that we eat the fruit of whichever tree we choose to feast on.
There is a table prepared before us in this wilderness side of life
which we can come and feast on the sustaining Word of God in the sinless Lamb (Christ Jesus) and enter into living communion with Him — a moveable feast because it is in Him that we live, we move and we have our BEING. For man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.
For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
1 Peter 4:17
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —His good, pleasing and perfect will.
If not now, when? For no one knows the hour of his death. Now is the time to worship God. We love God by obeying what He says to do and when we forgive others, that is how God much God loves us…He doesn’t keep score of our sins when we accept Christ as Lord, He forgives all who believe. For those that come to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
The Gift of a Second Chance
Today is the Day of Salvation!
If you are not seeking Him then your back is against Him and that you are without protection and an easy mark for the devil. For God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. A humble man is one who knows only God is God and turns to Him and lives. Our life is not our own for we were created by God and then restored to life by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. God is looking for a full harvest of righteousness from sowing the seed of His Son.
At that time God will thresh
from the River Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt,
And you, people of Israel,
will be selected grain by grain.
At that same time a great trumpet will be blown,
calling home the exiles from Assyria,
Welcoming home the refugees from Egypt
to come and worship God on the holy mountain, Jerusalem.