Thanks, Google! Now your phone can listen in on you all the time
Well, it was only a matter of time before Google pushed its “always-on” technology to all Android smartphones.
The “OK Google” technology allows you to make use of your sleeping gadget when it is out of reach or your hands are full. You simply say “OK Google” and the phone will light up.
You can ask Google Now pretty much anything you like, just as you normally would with Google Search. However, you can also use the “OK Google” command to set alarms, make calls and texts, schedule meetings and more on your Android device.
You simply say “OK Google” then ask it a question or set it a task. For example, you might tell it to “Call Jonathan Robson”, “Show me walking directions to get home”, “Text Margo”, “Remember to book flights tomorrow”, “What time is it in Taiwan?”, “Open Calendar app”, “Listen to He Knows My Name” or whatever you like.
Are You Always Listening For The Return Of Jesus?
Your smartphone is always listening, ready to take action when you call on it. Are you always listening for the return of Jesus and ready to take action?
We are commanded to “Listen!” (1 Corinthians 15:51)
- Jesus said he would return for us – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:3)
- Jesus will announce his return with a trumpet call. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
The Trumpet Call Of God Will Be Loud
Up to this point the loudest sounds in human history have been:
- A nuclear bomb – Decibel meters set 250 feet away from test sites peaked at 210 decibels. The sound alone is enough to kill a human being.
- The 1883 the Krakatoa eruption which was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia 1,930 miles and the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius approx. 3,000 miles.
- On February 13, 2013 a meteor slammed in central Russia and caused an infrasonic shockwave that was heard more than 9,000 miles away in Antarctica. This was the loudest sound ever detected by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, the global nuclear testing watchdog.
This trumpet call of God will be the loudest sound in human history.
- Every believer in every country on earth will hear it
- Even the believing dead will hear it and be raised to life
Will the unsaved hear the Trumpet of God?
- No, it will be meaningful only to God’s people.
- For example, God has spoken from heaven in the past to believers. The believers heard and understood what God was saying, but unbelievers who were nearby heard only a noise but it had no meaning for them. (Acts 9:1-7, Acts 22:8-9, John 12:28-29)
What will happen when believers hear the Trumpet Call of God?
1 Corinthians 15:51-54 “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
When believers hear the trumpet call of God announcing the return of Jesus for His church life changing events will happen in a split second of time.
- Believers who have died will be raised from the grave and receive their glorified resurrection bodies.
- Living believers will also be changed and receive their glorified resurrection bodies
- We will be rise to meet the Lord in the air and so be with Him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
You Need To Be Listening
Be ready, be prepared, and be eagerly listening for the appearance of our Lord Jesus in the air. He will come unexpectedly to take us to our home in heaven. You will be blessed if He finds you ready!
Titus 2:13 “…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…”
2 Timothy 4:8 “in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”