How do we respond when we see such things happening around us however near or far we are from the end? We can complain at the dissolution of our society. We could gripe at the wrong that we see in politics and the media. Or we can pray. Whatever else God calls us to do in these days, we must pray. We can no longer live under the illusion that anything short of the power of God will accomplish the will of God in our time.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
PRAYING IN THE LAST DAYS #2
Many of us are still familiar with the post-millennial hymn lyrics, “And the darkness shall turn to the dawning and the dawning to noon day bright. And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth a kingdom of truth and light.” However the New Testament says some different things about the last days. In 2 Timothy 3 Paul wrote, “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.”