Anyone familiar with what the scripture says the world will be like just prior to the return of Christ knows that we’re living in the last of the last days. 2 Timothy 3:1 reminds us: But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
Let me urge you today to not allow yourself to coast spiritually. This is a time to sharpen yourself spiritually and stay focused. Jesus literally could come back at any time. Keep your heart and your mind pure from the defilement of the flesh and of the thinking of the world.
Keep your faith in God’s Word built up. According to 1 John 5:4, the victory that overcomes the world is our faith! Take time every day to meditate on the promises of God concerning answered prayer and faith. Meditate on the Word concerning healing and health, and keep your faith built up on the Lord being your provision and safety. If you’ll do this, then you will be ready when the enemy seeks to attack and won’t be caught unprepared.
It’s difficult to get faith when crisis hits. That’s when you need to have your faith already built up strongly on the Word. Prepare now for the day of adversity. Today I want to leave you with some scripture that I meditate on daily to keep my personal faith in the Word and in answered prayer strong.
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive (Matthew 21:22). Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24). So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened (Luke 11:9-10). If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you (John 15:7). And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full (John 16:23-24) And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight (1 John 3:22). Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him (1 John 5:14-15). God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19).