UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES 2
Text: Matthew 16:2-3
“He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
A major sign that characterizes the times we are in, as foretold by Jesus, is deception in all its form. According to Matt 24:4-5,11,24 Jesus said many will come claiming to be the Christ, and fake prophets and miracles will also happen with the sole aim of deceiving many.
More so, 1Tim 4:1 says many will depart from the faith. Dear, watch out for this always: once you see that those evil things that do not matter to you before begin to call for your attention or those spiritual, heavenly things you take pleasure in no longer interest you, you have to cry out to God so the spirit of the last days does not overtake you.
The spirit of the last days is at work already and believers who are not vigilant enough will fall victim. This is why Jesus warns everyone to be watchful (Matt 25:13); we are to depart from anything that may disqualify us as heavenly citizens (2Cor 6:17) and make sure our robe is washed and kept clean always (2Cor 7:1).
REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
The spirit of the last days is at work already, you must be vigilant so you don’t fall victim.
May God’s Spirit who is able to keep you from falling rest upon you afresh from now on in Jesus’ name