Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” Revelation 18:4
In places where there is a major disaster about to occur, such as a hurricane or a major fire, people are encouraged to leave. The encouragement to leave is for their protection and safety in the long run. It is an attempt to keep them from possible death or major injury.
Many people will heed the warnings, while others will try to ride out the disaster.
In John’s vision he sees that Babylon is about to be judged and destroyed. There is a voice that calls for the people to come out. This is so that they will not share in the sins or destruction of Babylon.
The majority of the world is living in a sinful way, with no regard to the future. They are living to be pleased in the moment, not realizing the danger that is ahead of them.
God has called His people out of the life of sin. He has forgiven them and has a plan for them in heaven. Yet, until Jesus returns, every believer is still living in this fallen world. Although believers live in this world, they do not have to partake in its sin.
Everyone who does not follow Jesus will eventually be judged and condemned for eternity. It will be the greatest disaster that mankind will have ever experienced when God judges the world for its sin.
No person has to be under God’s judgement, if He will only choose to repent of his sins and follow Jesus. Every day God is calling His people out of the world of sin into His righteousness and holiness.
No matter what you have done in your past or are currently doing today, God is calling you to step out of those sins. His does not desire to have you caught up in His final judgement against all mankind for un-repented sins.
Choose today to turn away from sin. Repent and follow Jesus with all of your life. Be in this world, but not of this world. God is ready and willing to forgive you of all sins and give you eternal life.
When Jesus returns, it will be for final judgement or for eternal life. Are you getting out while you can?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will repent of all sins; that you will flee the life of sin; that you will follow God with all of your heart; and that you will not have to share in the final judgement that God will bring upon this world.