“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:” – Proverbs 1:24-28
There comes a time, in an individual’s life, a church’s life, and a nation’s life, where you could hear God LAUGH AT YOU when your calamity comes! The narrative has been twisted about God being just a LOVING GOD, a God who never judges, or never gets angry, or could never abandon anyone. My friend, that is not the God of the Bible. YES, God is a God of love. All throughout scripture, we find that, BUT HE IS ALSO A GOD OF WRATH!
There comes a time when God says, “Enough is enough!” There comes a time when God’s hourglass of mercy runs out! He makes it clear in Genesis 6:3, “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.” God is long-suffering but if the truth is refused, rejected, and repentance does not take place, there will come a time when God says, “I AM FINISHED!”
Imagine God laughing at you when your calamity comes! Imagine an individual or a church that played games for so long with God, having calamity or disaster come into their lives, but when they try to find God for help, He is nowhere to be found! My friends that scares me to death!
We had better seek the Lord while we can find Him and call upon Him while He is near! For too long, we have taken God for granted. We have used Him as a, “Sugar daddy” so to speak. We have worshipped the gods of our flesh and told God we will call on Him when we need something.
My friends, God’s mercy is running out on America. God’s mercy is running out on the lukewarm churches in our land. God’s mercy is running out on people who have kicked Him to the back burner of their lives. It’s time to REPENT or face the Judgment from an almighty God!