This post is a continuation of my last post “Watch and Pray!!!”
As I highlighted in part one , we are living in perilous times. However, this is what I want to focus on this post, even though is obvious that the devil is roaming about looking for whom to devour, I want to say that, we should not let what we see and hear in the news discourage us. God wants us to rise up in our individual lives against evil reports and negative mind set. He wants us to rise up in prayer!
God started this thing and He is going to see to it that everything winds up just as it is foretold in the bible. Some people think that God is not in control, while others blame God for not using His power to stop terrible things. It is clear from the word of God that God is not the author of evil and confusion. The bible is clear, “The thief (Satan) comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.” But Jesus came to give us an abundant and overflowing life! (John 10:10)
The devil is a thief who comes to steal our Joy, Peace, Healing, Abundant Life and everything that Jesus Christ paid for on the cross. The devil has no power, he is a trespasser. The only thing Satan possesses is the power to deceive, if we give him the opportunity by choosing to believe his lies. That is why God says “My people are destroy for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4: 6)
The bible gives us many examples of the signs that should warn us of the coming end of the age. It is important we study the bible and have understand about what the word of God has to say about the season we are in on the earth. The devil is not in control because God has already given us accurate prophecies in the bible about our generation and the events of our time thousands of years ago. God did not give us these predictions to terrorise us, but rather, to warn and prepare us for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
God does not want us to sleep through the signs that the day of the Lord should suddenly descend upon us and we miss our salvation. Though, we are not told when the End of this age will come, but God wants us to know when it’s getting closer. The church is becoming more and more compliant to the world as the interfaith movement grows. More and more churches are beginning to sleep through the growing attacks on their faith.
God expects us to be sober and be vigilant in studying the word, and live by the standard of His word, not the standard of this world system. Jesus told us, though we are living in this world, but we don’t belong to this world, and the world will hate and persecute us just like they did to Jesus. (John 15:18-21). Jesus said “blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely because of My account.” (Mark 5:10-12). He told us we are to rejoice by faith despite it all because He has overcome the world for us. (John 16:33)
“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have (already) defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
We are children of God and God will take care of us, just like He took care of the Children of Israel in Egypt and through the wilderness. God delivered them from Pharaoh, in the wilderness he protected them, gave them water from the rock, rained down manna for food, provided them supernatural clothes and shoes, warmth, not even one of them was sick in all the 40 years they were in the wilderness! And God gave them supernatural victory over all of their enemies and brought them into the promised land. He is still the same God today!
Whether the antichrist is already here or not, it doesn’t matter. God is still the same God. And whether we believe in Pre-tribulation rapture, or that Christians will witness the full tribulation wrath, and final judgements does not matter. God is with us and He is a SUPERNATURAL God that is able to do ALL things. The beginning of the birth pains and the signs of the times should alert and remind us that we have work to do. The bible says “Multitudes and multitudes of souls are in the valley of decision.” (Joel 3:13). Many are been drawn into the “valley of decision” many are been challenged to repent, many are looking for the hope in Christ Jesus! We should be motivated to reach out and save as many souls as possible in the time we have left.
God is pouring out His Spirit in greater measure than ever before. It is now harvest time. The Great commission tells us to be disciples to all nations, bringing the message of salvation through Christ to all people. Jesus is coming back again for those Who are truly living for Him and expecting His return!
I will like to conclude with these encouraging verses:“Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:31-33)
P.S. Below is part 2 of the video clip for this post.