Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Revelation 14:6-7: Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
I have a couple of friends who have drones. I see their pictures taken from their drones posted on Facebook of either landscapes and pictures of their congregation from the sky. It's pretty cool.
NOW, what if the drones had speakers. And as the pastors are flying them their saying this message. Can you image the surprise of people below? They'll think that God is calling on them or something.
And then there's the message. "Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of judgment has come. and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water." That would put the fear of God into me, for sure.
And we need to be afraid. Judgment is coming to the world. The world's behaviors are "anti-Christ." The world's philosophies are against the ways of God. People of the world, along with the people of the Church of Jesus, need to hear that. We all need to be "quaking in our boots."
We also need to hear the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the hope that He gives for life and salvation. We also need to say that, "God forgives you of your sins. Trust in Him who made the heavens and the earth. Trust Jesus who gave up His life and shed His blood to be the sacrifice for your sins to make you whiter than snow. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you in the ways of God and not the ways of the world. Then worship God in spirit and in truth with awe and wonder." Dear God, thank You for Jesus who died to take away the sin and give us life, Amen!"
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.