Lessons from Hawaii’s January 13 Ballistic Missile False Alarm
It was a beautiful new day in Hawaii. Suddenly, at 8:08 AM last Saturday morning an alert was sent from Hawaii’s emergency response system to hundreds of thousands of cell phones with the above words: “This is NOT a drill.” For the next 38 minutes, people panicked, were terrified, and scared to death. Many who had no thoughts of God prayed. 38 minutes later, another message went out, “Earlier message was sent in error … There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii.” Whew!!!!!!!
Here are some lessons: 1) False alarms do occur (obviously) 2) Just because they do, that doesn’t mean the REAL THING may never happen. 3) We must be ready to die at any time. 4) We can’t just suddenly prepare to meet our Maker in a crisis. 5) We must be READY NOW.
“Prepare to meet your God” (Amos 4:12) said the prophet Amos. Now is the time to prepare for eternity by forsaking our sins and trusting Jesus. Death can come at any moment. One never knows. But if we know Jesus Christ as our loving Savior, death is but a short sleep, and then we will be resurrected “to be with the Lord forever.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17. Alleluia!
FYI, in light of what just happened in Hawaii, our White Horse Media staff met this morning to discuss how we can move even more rapidly than previously if a major crisis or news story suddenly breaks that ties in with Bible prophecy. We want to film, discuss, warn, explain, and even live stream quickly so we can insert what the Bible says into any major event — which is what’s missing in most news coverage of any breaking story.
Separately, this weekend (Jan. 19,20), we will conduct LIVE a “Living in the Last Days” seminar in Ontario, Canada (see details below). If you live nearby, join us.
We appreciate so much those of you who pray for us. With God’s help, White Horse Media will continue to be a light in this dark world pointing others to Jesus Christ, to His Word, and to His truth.