Surprise of Joy or Surprise of Terror?

On Rosh Hashana, reading is usually done from Psalm 27 and Ezekiel 33.

Psalm 27 encourages those who belong to God and are seeking to live in His will: For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock (27:5).

On the other hand, Ezekiel warns those who do not heed the trumpet’s call: Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet,and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

I believe we are living in the last of the last days and that God is calling us to repentance. The trumpet is about to sound, signifying our Messiah’s return. Those who are living for Him long for this day and will see it as a surprise of joy. Those who do not know Jesus and follow Him will see it as a surprise of terror and regret.

Which one are you?

What does God have for you…just around the corner?


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