Saturday, August 18, 2007

Toot Your Horn

I was reading in the book of Ezekiel and the following passage jumped out at me.

The word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: 'When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.'" __Ezekiel 33:1-6

The sword is coming and is among us. It is called Islam. Many have been blowing their horn. We should all join them.


Ranando said...

If there is one thing I believe it's good will win over evil.

We all might go through some tough times but we will win.

I know this may shock you but I believe the end is near. I do believe in the second coming of Christ.

My only problem with this is that if George W. Bush, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Rush limbaugh, Dick Chaney, Jerry farwell, Pat Robertson or any of these fanatics are the chosen ones. I might have to pass.

I do not want to spend forever with these people.

I know in my heart that this is not the case.

Panhandle Poet said...

Ranando: I think many people feel that the second coming of Jesus Christ is near. There are many signs that point that direction. I believe it certainly is shaping up that way.

I know there will be folks in heaven that none of us expected to be there. There will also be many missing that many folks thought were a shoo-in. It all comes down to a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior. I for one hope that it is enough for imperfect people like me. I certainly hope to meet you there someday if we don't meet before. I'll get you to teach me to surf.

Ranando said...

Thank you PP for those King words.

Anonymous said...

I like Ann Coulter. Yassah!

CDO said...

Who is our chosen Watchman? Is he blowing the horn? What should we be doing to take warning and protect ourselves? Is joining in the cry enough or should we be doing something else? What are we who hear the watchman doing to take heed and protect ourselves?

Wish I knew the answers to all of this.