Monday, September 26, 2011


If a seismograph machine was blaring out an urgent warning that a gigantic earthquake was about to hit the town you live in and where you are a pastor, would you want to know about it? And would you want to warn as many people as possible so they could make all necessary preparations to save lives and properties?

If frantic warnings were announcing the imminent arrival of a typhoon or tornado that was heading for the area in which you live and minister, would you want to know in order to warn everyone you could reach? Would you make every effort to be fully informed in order to make the best possible arrangements for your family, loved ones, neighbors and fellow citizens?

The Bible predicted 2,500 years ago (Psalm 83, Zechariah 12, Joel 3) that in the Last Days there would be a savage attack on Israel, launched by all her near neighbors with a determination to conquer a restored Israel. It also predicts what the result of that war will be and what will transpire in the wake of it. It will be an earth shattering event with an amazing consequence. Everything on the planet will be forever changed and a new era will arrive. It is all foretold in the scriptures but how many pastors and people area aware of it? How few are the prophetic voices that are warning the Church and challenging the whole world about what is soon certain to happen? How very sad it will be if the words of scripture apply to us. Isaiah 56:10

10 His watchmen are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. NKJV

Surely it is better to be sure than sorry. The only way we can know if such dramatic events are imminent is to read every applicable scripture prayerfully. Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Revelation 1:3

3 God blesses the one who reads this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to it and obey what it says. For the time is near when these things will happen.NLT

If you want to be better informed about the dramatic events that God has predicted to happen in the imminent future at least listen to what God is saying and then decide to be either informed or foolish. If you do not listen you will not know one way or the other.

Gerald Rowlands