MFM Daily Devotional 18 August 2022
TOPIC: Signs of the Times
2 Timothy 3:1 “This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
Walking closely with God is the surest way to escape the trap of end-times.
I prophesy upon you that the wickedness of these last days shall not swallow you up, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE & WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Song of Solomon 1-4; 1 Cor. 12:1-28; Psalm 98:1-9
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 13:4-13
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
MFM Daily Devotional 18 August 2022 MESSAGE
It is an undeniable fact that the signs of times, as predicted by our Lord Jesus Christ, are already upon this generation. Genuine believers are aware of the fact that Jesus was never given to diplomacy. He was always very frank in declaring His stand over any matter. Towards the end of His glorious earthly ministry, He boldly declared to His disciples, in responding to some of the questions they asked, that surely there is an end to this world of sin.
However, this imminent end to all things shall be marked by many frightening signs after which the Saviour shall appear to take away His children who are ready for His second coming. Are you ready? Meanwhile, in the New Testament, especially in the gospels, Jesus Christ gave an elaborate description of the signs of the end times which are part of God’s agenda to wind up this world.
In Matthew chapter twenty-four, some of the signs of the times given can be summarised as follows: high-profile and systematic deception of the brethren by undesirable elements. In fact, this is the first sign Jesus warned His disciples about because He knows that the heart of man could be easily deceived and led into believing falsehoods. Unfortunately, many Christians have been deceived and more are still being deceived.
Many people attend a church where the truth of God’s word is being taught consistently, yet they allowed themselves to be deceived, thereby losing their relationship with the Lord. I hope you are not in that category. You have to be careful, the Bible says in 2Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
The truth is that some so-called preachers are teaching their members that Jesus will not come again despite the fact that the signs of the times and of His sure coming are massively increasing every day. Please beware of such people! The best way not to fall victim is to make sure you are very close to God, walk in His way and run away from sin on a daily basis.
1. O Lord, I thank You for the power of redemption in Your blood.
2. Agenda of darkness to make me fall, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord Jesus, as I go out today, let Your glory envelope my life.
4. Enemies of my soul, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Arrows from the pit of hell fired against my life, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
6. I barricade my spirit, soul and body with the fire of God, in the name of Jesus.
7. Lord Jesus, be enthroned upon my life forever, in the name of Jesus.