John the Baptist was the one whom God ordained to prepare the way for Christ Jesus, born six months before Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb, and it is written in John 1:23, He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

Well, through thousands of years, prophets have been sounding the warning for people to repent of their evil ways, and turn to the LORD with all their heart. John warned the people to repent from their sins, and thousands listened to him, and came out and were baptized of him. But today? Who is crying out for people to repent? Many are, myself included. How many are listening? Not many. I said, NOT MANY!
I opened the Word today to Matthew 11:20-24, which includes with today’s date, with Jesus upbraiding the cities where He did mighty works, yet the people would not repent.

20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

These are some very stout words, warning people for their hard hearts. Today the hearts of people are more calloused and hard than I’ve ever seen them before. In times past, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has gone out over the whole world from this country, and today? Evil people are trying to remove every vestige of Godliness from our country, starting at our Nation’s Capitol, working down to local level even to include demanding they be allowed to teach sexual abominations to our children in school. And the majority is ok with it, else they would be silencing the evil and the perverted.

So I’m having to ask you, How are you with all this rampant evil, is it bothering you enough to rise up and do something? Or are you like the frog someone tossed into a pan of water, put a fire under, and the frog just stayed in there as the water got hotter, until it was finally cooked alive and unable to jump out?

I happen to know a well-known minister who says America will not be judged for her sins, because the Gospel has gone out from here for many years. Well, he’s WRONG! He is lulling people to their damnation. Can God look at all the innocent blood shed by millions of babies being murdered every day, and withhold His righteous judgment? Can He look at all the perversion going on in this country and not be driven to anger? If so, He will have to apologize to Tyre and Sidon, and most CERTAINLY to Sodom and Gomorrah, for destroying them for their perversions.

I guess today I’m one crying in the wilderness, just like John the Baptist, saying, REPENT of your sins, forsake them, and make straight the path for the Lord Jesus IS coming back. When? I don’t claim to know, but this is clear from His Word, He will come when we least expect Him, and woe to those who are not found in Him when He comes. Last week I wrote about, “When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be _______. Where will YOU be when He comes back?

While many, the majority of people are getting ready for their Thanksgiving feast next Thursday, judgment is standing outside, waiting. For some, this will be their last Thanksgiving, due to age, or sickness, or whatever. Others will remain for the time being. God is tenderly withholding judgment, patiently waiting for everyone who WILL repent, TO repent. But the time is coming, He will tolerate the evil no more, and it isn’t going to be pretty, nor pleasant.

I would much rather be telling you how much God loves you and wants to bless you, but it’s more important to tell you to make straight the path of the LORD, to get your life right with Him while you still can. You know who you are that have been “putting it off”. I’m not your accuser, I’m the watchman on the wall, sounding the alarm, don’t put it off any longer, it’s later than you think. And I’m listening to my own preaching here, you’d better believe it! We all tend to think we have all the time in the world, I’ll get around to it ……later. Only for some already, later never came. I attended a funeral last night, this man died rather unexpectedly. Fortunately, he knew the LORD. But do YOU?

I know not all who read this are saved, they think they have all the time in the world, there’s no rush. They plan to enter into the Kingdom of God at 11:30pm, just under the wire. You’d better hope your clock doesn’t stop at 11:29, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

If you’re walking with the LORD today, you have much to be thankful for. You are living in the most evil time we’ve ever know in this country, yet it’s still a better place than most everywhere ELSE in this world. Even the poor among us are rich according to most of the rest of the world’s billions of people. And if you’re NOT walking with the LORD, you should be thankful He loves you so much, that He paid for your salvation in full, if you will only take Him up on it and receive it. There’s not many places you can go to hear the truth these days, the news people have a skewed view of reality, and the political world is evil beyond imagination, everyone out to destroy his or her opponent.

And yet there is ONE, the LORD, who is for you, and not against you. There is only truth in Him, and no lie. Yes, He IS coming back, and yes, you’d BETTER be ready, and already living for Him, because once He comes, you won’t have time to GET READY! Do it NOW! I’m as one crying in the wilderness, make straight the path of the LORD…HE’S COMING!