SOUND THE ALARM
The Holy Spirit planted a thought in my head at 3:20 a.m., this morning! As I turned to my side in bed, half asleep, He said: “Sound the alarm.” Now, you are probably thinking, “Guadalupe, just lost all her marbles!” ha, ha. Some of you already know that the Holy Spirit speaks to us, as it says in John 16:13, “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.” Or if you have read Chapter Four of my book, “The Gift of His Holy Spirit,” you know that He is the third Person of the Trinity and God still speaks to us through His Word and in many other ways, maybe not an audible voice but in our minds and hearts.
I know it was 3:20 a.m., because when God’s Spirit gives me a word or a message I make sure to look at the clock to see what time it is and I also write the exact words on my iPhone so I won’t forget them. Then He said, “Isaiah 3:20” so I looked at the passage on my phone and it didn’t make that much sense but the entire Chapter does. Isaiah 3:20 says, “the headdresses and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms,” But the heading at the beginning of Chapter 3 says, “Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah,” which is not very pleasant, but thanks to God it is followed by a wonderful and uplifting Chapter 4!
As soon as I woke up I did a search on my Bible on the words, “sound the alarm” and this is what I found: Joel 2:1, “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand—”
Of course we don’t know the day or the hour when Jesus, our Messiah, will return, but Jesus told us to be ready and to be prepared. Jesus said, in Mathew 24:42-44, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
This is not a reason to be afraid. Every believer is looking forward to His wonderful return, but we also need to share with those who do not know the Bible what is yet to come. Let’s “sound the alarm” and tell them how to be ready and prepared for Jesus’ marvelous return!!!
If any of you have any insight on what I just wrote in this post, please feel free to share in the comments. All I’m sharing is what I heard in my thoughts this morning and what I found in the Bible regarding these words. Thank you and God bless!