Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Night Sounds

ww-nightsoundsYou can almost hear the silence!

The quietness

The twinkle of stars in the heavens

The moon coursing across the dark sky

The calmness

All is peaceful and asleep

Serene and still

Except

The crickets chirping outside the window

The rhythmic sound piercing the silence

Or The sound of cats down the street

spatting in the distance

Their feline disagreement

Traveling across the cool night air

Occasionally the echo of a dog’s bark

Man’s night watchman

their protective bark sounding alarm

The noise of a freight train

The blare of their horn

Traveling from Far away in the distance

Coming closer

Then receding into the night

A motorcycle traveling on a faraway street

Its engine heard miles away

Breaking the silence

The steady ticking of the bedroom clock

Marking time in the stillness

Disturbing the quiet

Night sounds!

THE APPEARANCE OF PEACE

IN A WORLD of TURMOIL AND UPROAR

A WORLD oblivious TO ITS SURROUNDINGS

PEOPLE LIVING amid COMPLACENCy and compromise

UNSEEING, blinded

By THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS of the world

THE SUBTLITY of sin

The distractions drawing them away from god

LOST IN THE HUMDRUM OF LIVING

CAUGHT IN THE WEB OF TECHNOLOGY

A DEADENING OF THE MIND AND SOUL

THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY

SATAN’S DECEPTION

PIERCING THE WORLD WITH UNREST

Speaking lies to THOSE WHO WOULD LISTEN

DISQUIETING THE HEARTS OF MAN

WITH WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR

INVADING

COMING CLOSER

MARKED BY TIME

THE FULLNESS OF THE NIGHT APPROACHING

LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

BREAKING IN upon the scene

Christ Cometh!

He comes to receive his own;

The redeemed of the lord!

Those who have followed and heard his call

Those who have overcome

Those who love and adore him

With a whole heart

Dawn is coming!

For we shall rise to meet the lord in the air

There will no longer be night

For Christ shall be our light

The VOICE OF THE archangel

THE TRUMPET CALL OF GOD

will sound his coming

the angels will declare his glory!

Holy! Holy! Holy!

Is the holy lamb of god who was slain!

Are you ready?

Can you perceive what is to come?

The day approaches

Do not be lost NOR SUFFER God’s wrath

beware the sounds of night!

 

Scriptures:

· Daniel 10:4-21, 11:40-12:13 – daniel’s vision – v. 12:3 – those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
· Matthew 24:1-25:13 – … “watch out that no one deceives you. …but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. …they will see the son of man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. …therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”
· Romans 1:18-32 – the wrath of god is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,…
· I Corinthians 15:12-28 – v.20 – but Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
· I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 – …for the lord himself will come down from heaven…the day of the lord will come like a thief in the night…let us be alert and self-controlled.
· Revelation 1:7-8 – Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him,… “I am the alpha and the omega,” says the lord god, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the almighty.”

 

Written June 26, 2013 by Madeline Beber

Jesus…come quickly!

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