THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES V
The last days are days of gloom for the world (Isaiah 60:2) but they are days of glory for the church (Isaiah 60:1, 3); they are days of peril for the world (II Timothy 3:1) but they are days of impregnable divine protection for the church. The last days are days of perdition and calamities for the world but they are days glamour, splendor, heaven’s beauty and majesty for the church. The pride of the world shall be humbled but the church shall glow on the mountain top to reflect the aura of God. Isaiah 2:1-3; Micah 4:1-2
It is indeed wisdom not just to be counted as members of the end time church but to be an active, engaging and serving one. The end time is not a time for religion, it is the time for practical Christianity defined by unparalleled obedience to all scriptural demands, most especially that of populating the kingdom of God against the gates of hell. God has a program of distinction for His servants. The Bible says:
“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. The shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” – Malachi 3:17-18
The fundamental aspect of service that is most relevant to God in this end time is winning souls and getting them established in the kingdom. It was the last assignment that the resurrected Christ gave to the believers (with divine enablement to match) before He ascended to heaven. Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8. Jesus Christ said, that was the core reason why He chose us and ordained (or empowered) us. John 15:16.
Therefore, every believer today has a golden opportunity to emerge as a jewel of God distinguished to manifest the glory of the Lord to the world. The shining of the end time believers is not just going to be on the platform of quoting scriptures like parrot; it is going to be on the platform of turning many to righteousness. Daniel 12:3
Do you really want to shine and reflect the glory of the Lord to the world; then, get engaged and be desperately committed to the divine assignment of soul winning and establishment. Everyone on the street is a target! Everyone in your neighborhood, your office and in the shopping mall you regularly visit is a target! The church must wake up and stop folding her arms like they did in the days of Noah for 120 years until calamity came on them.
If you are a believer, your purpose here on the earth is not just about your 9:00am – 5:00pm secular engagement or your business and immediate family. You are an agent of God sent here after the order of Jesus Christ to destroy the works of the devil and extend the flow of abundant life to the dying world. I John 3:8; John 10:10; John 17:18. Keep reaching out to souls and getting them established in the kingdom; therein lies your testimonies!
If you are not yet a believer in Jesus Christ or you are not sure whether you are one or not; peradventure you were a believer but turned your back on God; today is your day of salvation. Visit the salvation page on our website, follow all the instructions there and be in church next Sunday to consolidate your decision. You are in for a great time!
Scriptures for meditation: Daniel 12:3
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