Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
There is a rather ominous phrase found in Luke chapter 13 that seems extremely timely this week, which has been designated a week of national repentance. It comes from the lips of our Lord Jesus Christ himself and it is repeated twice in three verses. As every Bible Scholar knows a prophetic warning repeated twice in scripture signifies absolute certainty a thing is to come to pass. The phrase is this; Jesus said “I am telling you that except you repent you shall all likewise perish”
Somber words indeed – and in the context Jesus was answering the question; Why certain tragedies and disasters had recently occurred? He said they were simply God’s voice calling His people to repentance. I hardly have to remind anyone that we’ve been battered by endless disasters recently, everything from the total collapse of morality, to attacks by terrorists, fires, drought extreme weather – all of which God intends to use to get our attention
National sin always brings national disaster. And the only remedy is national repentance and a turning back to God. So the most crucial election we’ve ever faced is only a week away. We desperately need to heed God’s warning and turn from personal and national sin and cry out for a return of God’s favor
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.