SIGNS OF THE END 1 (LAST DAYS)
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness but denying its power... 2Tim 3:1-5 (NIV)
Each day that passes draws us closer to the closure of this age. Spiritually, the close of the age is characterised by diverse signs and wonders by the Government of Heaven and the kingdom of hell that physically impact the earth. Each day you live on earth is an opportunity to make amends in your life and prepare for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In 2 Tim 3:1-5, Apostle Paul writing to Timothy implored him to be aware of the signs of the end time. These signs have been prevalent: war, famine, economic melt down, natural disasters, deception, sexual pervasion, moral degeneration, false teachings, greed, covetousness, rebellion, epidemics, pandemics etc.
These signs are so strong and real as they are happening everyday around us. These signs are warnings to believers to make their way(s) right and launch out for soul winning to give unbelievers the opportunity to escape hell by accepting Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. These signs are warnings to Christians to walk in love and in holiness “without which no man will see God...”- Heb.12:14.
The signs of the end times are pointers to the return of the the bridegroom to take His bride (the church) home. How prepared are you for the second coming of Christ? Today is another opportunity to make peace with God. Today is another opportunity to clean up your vessel to be fit for the Master’s use. Today is another opportunity to reconcile the lost to God and make heaven to rejoice.
Where will you spend eternity? It is another opportunity to give your life to God; to have a deeper walk with Him. As you see these signs, know that the return of our Lord Jesus is imminent. Will you meet your Saviour without a soul to present? Are you expecting "Well done My good and faithful servant, enter into your rest" or "Away from Me, you worker of iniquity?" (selah). Work out the destination of your eternity daily, now that you have the opportunity.
Heavenly Father, I ask for grace to walk in love and holiness. Help me to put my life in order and to reconcile men unto You. Grant me the grace to know You even deeper, to walk with you and to be used by You even in these last days in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.