UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES 1
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?”
Signs are clues that give us an idea of what is happening around us or about to happen. God uses them to speak to us sometime. For example, according to Matt 2:1-2, the star in the sky was a sign that gave the wise men a clue that Jesus, the king of the Jews, had been born.
While discussing with his disciples, they asked Jesus “saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matt 24:3. It is not enough to just conclude that we are in the last days, aligning the signs given in the Scripture with what’s happening around now will help us know the times we are in.
Paul said in 1Tim 4:1 that “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” With all manner of doctrines flying around now, we must take heed not to be deceived and led astray in the name of interpreting Scriptures.
REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
Toying with your salvation experience is giving the devil a chance to snatch it.
No matter what happens around, God, by His Spirit will keep you from falling in Jesus’ name!