Focus: Matthew 24:12-13 - KJV
12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
When we are in love with someone, the love is most appreciated when it is described as being hot. When love waxes cold, it is a sign of disaffection. The love for Christ and the Kingdom of God makes adherents of the faith to put God first and run to propagate the Gospel, in season and out of season. The zeal to do that appears to have gone down in most people indicating that their love for Christ and the Kingdom has gone rather cold. This state of affairs had been predicted by Christ Himself as one of the signs of the end. Other signs indicated are also predominantly in place. Affliction of Christians and people of the faith is rampant; offense against Christians and among Christians is glaring everyone in the face; deceptive/false prophets now are on every street in every nation in a manner of speaking; iniquity abounds and more so than we read about in the days of Sodom. The sodomy in societies today make the historical Sodom experience a child’s play. All these indicate that the day of the Lord is very much at hand. And just like it was in the days of Noah, it will be sudden and many shall be caught unawares.
Beloved, is your love towards Christ hot or cold now? When you first met Him, remember how so hot you were with Him and how hotter still you wanted Him more. What is responsible for the current state of affairs? Why have you departed from your first love in prayers, evangelism, financial support for the work, and what have you? Are you also affected by the lie of the devil who has deceived the world and, like Christ predicted, even the elect is being deceived? Why must you suffer divorce from the One who loves you the most? Remember, only those who endure to the end shall be saved.
SOLUTION: Purge your heart/mind of every lie that makes it seem that pastors and evangelists are not of God. Renew your mind by holding on to Christ for whom your love is professed. The misbehavior of any man of God does not diminish the stature of God. Stick with God and not necessarily the man of God.
The God of Creation we come to you this day. Daddy, by your power please save us from the deception that fills the air in the name of Jesus Christ. Please instill your love in our hearts the more that we may do more for you in Jesus’ name. Let your power rest upon each of us as we submit unto you that we may effectively resist the devil in this end time in Jesus’ name. In all, please let none of us miss your salvation in Jesus’ name. Thank you, Father Lord, for doing these.