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“There's a Great Day Coming!”

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” Matthew 10:28.  As the leaves die and fall off the trees and the air turns colder preparing for a season of dormancy, many decorate and don costumes that elevates the world’s fascination with fear and death.  And, to those who don’t know the power of the gospel, the fear of death is the ultimate reality.  That’s why Halloween has become the favorite holiday among many younger people without the hope of Christ —because they can confront their greatest fear in exhilarating or sometimes comical ways.  We, who do have that hope, know that through His death Jesus destroyed the one who had the power of death and kept us in slavery to the fear of death (Hebrews 2:14-18).  We fear only God who is our Judge and gladly obey His commands out of reverence for Him.  To us, “There’s a Great Day Coming,” but this hymn is scarier than any song about ghosts, old houses, or dark cemeteries as the third verse speaks of the end for the unrepentant sinner who does not fear the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.  Is it a sad day coming for you?