With His Father Aging, Franklin Graham Issues Vital Warning To Christians About America
LifeAspire Staff 6/6/2017
At 64-years-old, Franklin Graham follows in the footsteps of his pastoral father Billy Graham, 98. The younger Graham has carried the torch for his father and now has a warning for everyone--before it's too late.
While politicians and others are focusing on borders and the homeland, many are forgetting to engage in continual preparations for our eternal home--heaven.
It feels as if some people's thoughts, words and deeds do not reflect those of our true father, the king of all, who looks beyond geographical borders.
But Rev. Franklin Graham is calling upon Americans to change their ways and to ready themselves for their final days, because he feels that that time is indeed drawing near.
In fact, in a Facebook post, the reverend compared the current unrest in America with that of ancient Babylon, where the inhabitants' days were numbered because of their blatant dishonoring of God in many sinful ways.
While God wants to see his children happy, his focus falls upon our faith and any genuine efforts we are making to be more Christ-like every day.
One day, He will descend from the heavens and call us back to our eternal home, but are you ready? The reverend fears many are not.
"2,500 years ago, Iraq was in the 'headlines.' It was known as the Babylonian empire and had the largest military in the world at that time. Its king, Belshazzar, was having a big party drinking and boasting with his wives, his mistresses and his nobles. While they were partying, the hand of God appeared and wrote a message on the wall, terrifying everyone including King Belshazzar."
What did that writing say? How did King Belshazzar react? The reverend said King Belshazzar's "face grew pale and his knees went weak."
"Daniel was called in to interpret the handwriting which said three things: 'Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.'"
After reading the handwriting on the wall, David warned King Belshazzar that he was found to be guilty of worshiping false Gods. He said to the king, "You did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life." (Daniel 5:23) That same night, the king was killed and his kingdom fell to the enemy.
So the reverend is warning everyone to heed the writing on the wall today. Is this great nation found to be lacking because of widespread sin and repeated disobedience to God's word? The reverend says yes. He declared that we have not been honoring Him. He warned that if people do not turn back to God, "our end will be near."
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