2 Timothy 3:1- 4 –This know that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, despisers of them those that are good. Traitors, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
Recent events around the world, clearly indicate that we are at the end-times. Never in the history of mankind has there been this extent of violence, immorality, perversion, natural disasters, diseases and godlessness. One may argue that most of these things have always occured in the past but you cannot deny that the intensity and frequency, is at an all-time high. Like a pregnant woman at the point of delivery, the frequency and intensity of contractions have increased tremendously. Never have we seen such a blatant rejection of God and biblical values, such that any mention of his name in certain public places is outlawed in the guise of ” progressiveness”. Inordinate affection (LGBT) is being promoted and celebrated in the guise of “human rights and liberty”. Terrorism is on the increase daily in the guise of “holy war” and much more. We must understand that satan the devil is subtle and crafty. He uses wonderful and acceptable adjectives to make sin more appealing to us. He gives the illusion that human rights and liberty is being advanced yet he keeps ignorant individuals in deep bondage. One of his oldest forms of deception is to make man believe, there will be no consequences for disobedience to God’s commands. This was the strategy he used for Eve in the Garden of Eden, which inevitably led to the fall of mankind. (Gen 3). The word of God remains the truth by which we should live our lives. I must state here that the bible does not support intolerance, homophobia, hate speech and the likes, however we are admonished to speak the truth in love, warning all men of the eternal judgment of God if they fail to repent.
These are not times to continue business as usual. These are not times to be casual with your bible study, prayers, holiness and relationship with God. It’s time to WAKE UP! In Mathew 25, Jesus shared a parable about 10 virgins who fell asleep while they awaited the bridegrooms arrival. Fortunately, 5 of the virgins were wise enough to have extra oil in their lamps as the bride groom tarried. The other five who were foolish, ran out of oil before the bridegrooms arrival, hence they were cast into outer darkness where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth. This post is a wake up call for us, to do all we can to get extra oil( anointing) for our lamp(life).
Recently the Lord impressed it in my heart to do some self examination and I discovered some areas where I was falling short. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I have started making the necessary adjustments. I encourage you to do the same, lest we be caught unawares.
Whenever I meet someone who doubts the existence of God and the contents of the bible, I am quick to remind them that I have absolutely nothing to loose by believing God and his words. His commandments are not grevious and are actually for my good. If I exit this earth and I find out that everything I believed still holds true, I still get to enjoy love and fellowship with him here on earth and in eternity. However if I reject him here on earth, only to find out in eternity that everything the bible says is true, I would have lost a relationship with him here on earth and in eternity. Worst still is the terrible fate that the bible says awaits unbelievers in hell fire.
Please if you are yet to invite Jesus into your life, do so NOW. In a maximum of 100 years if Jesus tarries, everyone reading this post will most likely have exited the earth. What will be your eternal destiny?
Please say the prayers below to invite Jesus into your life.
Father, I come to you today, I confess that I am a sinner. I acknowledge that Jesus died and for my sins and resurrected. Please come into my life and be my Lord and personal saviour. Thank you Lord, I am now born again!
Congratulations! you are now a child of God. Please join a bible believing church to continue to grow in the Lord. I will be delighted to pray with you also. Do drop a comment below if you would like me to.
God bless you. Live ready!