"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call is name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14
Isaiah prophesied of a coming Savior, a Son born of a virgin who would take away the sins of the people. Immanuel, "God with us." Like Israel we have all read the stories of the virgin birth and the coming of the Lord, but when the prophecy was fulfilled they didn't believe. Will we?
There were signs in the moon and stars before the birth of Jesus telling of His arrival just as there are today and then John the baptist also prophesied of the coming of the Lord, telling the people to repent and then suddenly, He appeared! For eons Israel was told of His arrival, born of a virgin, and seated on the fold of a donkey, He rode into Jerusalem just like Isaiah had prophesied and yet they still didn't believe. We are living in dangerous times with distractions of all kinds vying for our affection and capturing our hearts. Will we be ready for the coming of the King?
When the trumpet blows will you hear it, are you ready to meet the Lord? Millions are not ready, giving their lives to the ways of the world and enthralled with it's charms, they will miss it and many will perish in eternal fire never knowing the forgiveness and mercy of the Lord. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and all the earth shall see the King of all kings in His glory and majesty!
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a theif in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant women. And they shall not escape. I Thessalonians 5:2,3
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin