On this very imfamous day, I bid you to remember history, and remember that unless a warning is heeded. Unless the warning actually makes changes in your life, then the warning can do you no good.
Perhaps there’s parts of the warning you like, but you don’t like the stuff that asks YOU to change.
Then the warning can do no good FOR you, if you don’t want to apply the warning TO you.
I was reading an article sometime ago on the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor. That wasn’t no exactly any unknown attack. They had already been warned that the Japs were going to do that. But the sad part was, they ignored that warning. They had seen signs, and the Japanese army assembling themselves together, and the big ships being loaded with ammunition, and the threat was in the air. And they were just exactly in line for the invasion. But they ignored it.
That’s the way it is today with the Church. The Church is in line of judgment. But they are ignoring the coming of the Lord. So it… You can’t blame Him.
They said when it was noised abroad around in Pearl Harbor that the Japs could attack at any time, and that their big fleet had set out in the waters of the sea and was moving slowly but steadily towards Pearl Harbor, that they only laughed at it, and said, “Oh, nonsense. You gloom builders, you worrywarts, all you think about is some trouble.”
And on the night just before the great attack the next morning, there was a great dance, or a big party given in Pearl Harbor itself. And no matter how much they tried to say that the Japs were coming, they still would not take warning. (58-1012)