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Monday, February 7, 2011

There is a call for you...will you answer?

"And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them. "Come up here."--Revelation 11:12.  The voice from Heaven was God.  Cross referenced with 1 Thessalonians 4:16, this voice was the Lord Himself.  This call will go out to all on that day when the Lord returns.  He will call the dead in Christ to rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.  This will physically happen one day but the call to make it to heaven is going out to you and to me even as you read this.

My question to you tonight is will you answer the call?  God is calling all of us to come up to heaven.  In today's society there are so many different things that demand our attention and that are "calling us."  Amid all that noise, there is a silent whisper that is almost hard to make out uttering these three little words, "come up here." Thinking of it this way reminds me of Elijah in 1 Kings 19 where the voice of God is heard not in an earthquake or a great wind but in a gentle blowing. The passage in Revelation says it was a loud voice.  I find it amazing the contrast between 1 Kings 18 and Revelation 11 in conjunction with 1 Thessalonians.  God is able to get our attention with a gentle whisper or a loud voice.  Either way He is calling.  God wants all to repent and for none to perish.  Tonight's message is quite simple.  Heed the call to "Come up here."  If you are unsure of how to respond to the call click here to get more information.  For practical purposes, I encourage you to put some kind of message on the display screen of your phone along these lines "God is Calling." And that's what I want to leave you with. God is calling. Will you answer? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y'ALL GOD BLESS!

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