“1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Most Christians can see this happening right before our eyes. We are seeing Bible prophecy play out before our eyes. Even with the utter lack of discernment in many churches today, we can see this worldly system waxing worse.
It is our response to this that reveals our fruit. Sadly many are gripped by fear. The foundation of which they stand is being washed away. They bear many religious leaves but there is no fruit. Their religious ways have been cursed and they find themselves barren.
“12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, He (Jesus) was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if happly He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And His Disciples heard it.” Mark 11:12-14
Jesus is looking for some out of season fruit. He stand at the door knocking. His eyes are searching to and fro for those whose heart is perfect toward HIM…even in the storm.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” Acts 2:17
Why is the Lord looking for some out of season fruit? Why is He searching the earth to and fro for those whose hearts are perfect toward Him? Why is He standing at the door knocking?
Because He is about to poor out His Spirit upon whosoever will believe upon Him! Whosoever will look unto Jesus, Who He is and what He has done, He is going to author and finish our faith.
Perilous times will indeed come in these last of the last days but so too is the Spirit of God going to be poured out on all flesh. Our sons and our daughters are going to prophesy in the Name of Jesus. Our young men will see visions and our old men will dream dreams in the Name of Jesus. We who believe are about to see the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit that the world has ever seen.
As the storms rage around us; as the perilous times come we are looking…we are determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. One day soon and very soon our faith is going to become sight but today, this day, the harvest is great and we must occupy until He comes. Go and tell this world which is perishing right before our eyes of the Good News of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The only thing we can take with us when we leave this earth are souls. Preach the Cross of Christ. Look and live!!
-Donna Clark Warren