“Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:’ “Wail, Woe to the day!” For the day is near, Even the day of the Lord is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.”
Ezekiel paints a very dark picture of what is coming upon Egypt. He describes a day in their immediate future when the forces of Babylon, led by Nebuchadnezzar, would come against, and defeat every major city in Egypt, and of their allies. This defeat would result in almost total devastation of the land, and would bring the people into difficulty and oppression. The amazing thing is, this all could have been avoided by listening to and obeying the Word of God.
A day is coming in our future when Christ will return for His church. This will usher in the greatest, and worse time in human history, depending upon a person’s response to the message of the Gospel. For those who choose to accept the pardon made available through the cross of Christ, His return will result in being caught up into glory and forever being with the Lord. For those who choose to reject Christ, for whatever reasons they may have, this time will be one of great hardship and difficulty. The book of Revelation describes a time when the earth will receive retribution for its continual rebellion against the righteous ways of God.
Are you prepared for the coming day of the Lord? The way to prepare is to receive Christ and surrender yourself to Him.