THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:5-8
1 Corinthians 14:5-8 says, “I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching? Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?” When God’s trumpets make an uncertain sound, no one prepares for war. The Greek word here is pol-em-os. Are we preparing for war or are we assuming peace? When we are not preparing for war then we will not be ready to represent the Jesus of Revelation. The church today has heard an uncertain sound and very few in it are believing and preparing to represent the God of War. That means many are unprepared for what lies ahead. Are we among them?