This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[Mar 13:10 NKJV] 10 “And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
January 13, 2018 at 8:07 am in the morning phones all over the mainland of Hawaii rung out with this message,
“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
You can imagine the chaos as people prepared for what they thought might be there last few minutes before chaos. Some sought shelter, some called loved ones, some went door to door with gospel! By God’s grace that situation turned out to be a false alarm. People were fired and apologies made. However, people got a glimpse into the type of chaos Jesus is referring to in this passage
In this section Jesus is giving his disciples an answer to the question about His return. Jesus speaks about wars, earthquakes, persecution (4-7). Jesus also describes a time of increasing difficulty and darkness. In vs 20 He says that unless those days had been cut short no flesh would survive.
As we look at the signs and warnings today, it should be clear to us that the time is short. We could run, we could hide, but Jesus makes it clear what His disciples are to do, PREACH! In the midst of the coming chaos, Jesus says this gospel, “must” be preached to all people. Our response to the immanent return of Jesus should ring out like a warning system. We are God’s warning system for a world that desperately needs to hear the gospel! Are you ready? Is your family ready? Are you neighbors and coworkers ready? It is time to sound the alarm of the gospel!