I had an interesting experience happen on Sunday. A couple of smoke alarms at one of the properties I oversee began to malfunction. After checking the situation and determining the detectors needed to be replaced, I headed to the local building materials store for new ones.
At the store, I picked up a contractor’s box of detectors and began to study the label assuring myself that they met the current municipal fire code. I was jolted from my reading by the store’s alarm system blaring followed by their speaker system announcing, “Evacuate the building, evacuate the building immediately! A fire has been detected.” Confusion ensued as employees urgently ushered stunned customers out to the parking lot. The fire chief and three ladder fire trucks were soon in front of the store to investigate.
Fortunately, there was no real danger of fire, and the irony of me getting new smoke detectors at the exact moment the store had some malfunction in their system gave me the giggles. I silently asked, “Lord, is there a lesson here?”
Readiness came to mind as I witnessed dazed, confused, and curious people milling about in the parking lot. One day there will be a different alert sounded—a trumpet blast and it will not be a false alarm.
“There will no longer be a delay, but in the days when the seventh angel will blow his trumpet, then the mystery of God will be completed, as he announced to his servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:6-7, CSB).
Dear reader, are you ready? Are you anticipating the blasts of the trumpets that John describes in Revelation chapters 8-10? Those prophesied blasts are warnings—an announcement to mankind to repent. Do it now while there is still time. If unsure if you’re ready, I urge you to read the questions section or contact me from that page.
Believers, let’s follow the example of the store employees who ushered customers to the safety of the parking lot. If you have already been set free by the blood of Jesus you are safe. But are you ushering others to the safety of Christ Jesus?
Dear Father God, thank You for warning us to repent and turn from sin. Jesus, Thank You for paying my sin penalty and freeing me of the judgment of Hell, which I rightly deserve. Holy Spirit, work through me to usher others to the safety of Your kingdom. Amen.
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