2 CHRONICLES 7:13-14 “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people. If My people which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This is one of the most comforting promises that can be found in your Bible and was spoken directly from the mouth of GOD. They are just as applicable to people today as they were in the instant God spoke them. God has spoken some very harsh warnings many times to HIS own people when their living became so saturated with sin it grieved HIM, and if HIS warnings were not believed, disastrous punishment followed. We have just experienced warnings from GOD by the unwelcome heat and long drought. The conversations in every store, in every street and dwelling seemed to center on the questions, when will it rain and when will this heat wave change? We have huge stores filled with everything our flesh can desire, fast cars, comfortable homes, TV’s, computers, ball games; and such entertainment often consumes all our idle time and leaves no time for Godly worship. We are so greatly blessed we feel we already have it and don’t need GOD. That attitude will invite the return of GOD’s anger and punishment unless we repent as GOD pleads. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-3 “The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they think Peace and safety: then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman in birth.”Most women feel a slight pain at the beginning of a birth. It goes away and there is comfort, but it always returns and becomes more frequent and severe until there is a delivery. God's warning will always return to be more frequent and severe until there is repentance: or His predicted punishment. There is a little pause at present, but be assured it will return and be more severe until the will of GOD is accomplished. The world stage is being set and nations are beginning to line up exactly as the Bible foretells. We are nearing the last days and wars against GOD’s people will develop to involve most of the world and end in the battle of Aramgeddon. GOD has never punished any people without prior warning, and HE is giving us a strong warning right now. But lack of repentance is proving it is being ignored. If we do our part in true repentance, GOD will keep every promise HE has made in these scriptures.