See, the day of the Lord is coming–a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger–to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. Isaiah 13:9
Danger can sometimes be seen coming. People can often see signs that something bad is about to happen. Very often meteorologists can predict a hurricane or some other bad storm coming up. They give warning to the people that it will be bad and destructive.
When this occurs, many people will take steps to protect themselves from the danger coming. Others will ignore it and take their chances.
In the end sometimes the meteorologists is wrong and nothing major occurs. Other times the disaster hits and many people are harmed because of the great destruction caused and refusing to not heed the warnings.
Isaiah had a prophecy against Babylon about God’s wrath getting ready to come upon them. It would be a day of destruction and all sinners would be destroyed.
Babylon was later destroyed by God, but His day of wrath is still yet to come upon the rest of the world. Although it appears as if the world is getting away with sinning, there will come a day of judgement. Every sinner will have to pay a price, and that price is death and destruction.
God is patient in waiting for that day of destruction to come because He wants everyone to be saved. He does not really want to destroy everyone, but will if they refuse to follow Jesus.
What does this mean to the believer? It means that he must be willing to go out and be His witness to this world. He needs to tell every unbeliever about Jesus and compel them to follow Him.
Too often believers just condemn the unbeliever or ignore them. There is coming destruction, so this must not happen. God is a God of love and so every believer should love those who are lost and headed for destruction.
As a believer, you also must be willing to share the gospel message with everyone. Open your spiritual eyes and see the destruction that is coming. God’s day of wrath is still yet to come upon this earth.
Allow yourself to see every person as loved by God, yet about to be destroyed because they do not know the truth. Go out and tell them about Jesus and what is about to happen. Every day is getting closer to destruction and death. Don’t waste a minute.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see people with God’s eyes of love; that God will reveal to you the destruction that is coming; and that you will be His witness to this world about Jesus.