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When God Says Enough (2 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
Daniel is the key to all Bible prophecy. We looked at that last week and that fact is going to become even more apparent to you are we continue to study in the book of Daniel.
There's a time when God says, "Enough" to a nation. There's a time when God says, "Enough" to an individual. God gives grace, He gives mercy, He gives space to repent, but when man is living in rebellion to God, God will not continue forever to give him space. There comes a time when God draws a line, when God says, "That's it!" when God allows judgment to come. There's going to be a time when God says, "Enough" to a world. When God says, "Enough" to our world,
Jesus is going to descend from heaven and there's going to be the rapture of the church, the catching away of believers and then the world is going to go through seven years of tribulation, seven years of judgment.
Are we close to that time when God says, "Enough?" Well, I think we'll be able to discern that better after being reminded of what this lesson has to say to us today in Daniel 1:1-2.
When you go to a cemetery, cemeteries and wasted lives are the tragic results of warnings that were scorned or ignored. Why don't people listen when God warns? When the yellow is flashing, you know the red light is going to follow.
God gives His inspired of prophets, of ever generation, a word for His people. When the warning of God's word is ignored, the time will come when God says, "Enough is enough."
Daniel 1:1-2 (NIV) – "In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god."
The siege of Jerusalem, by the way, began about 605 BC and i ...
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