TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
Scripture: Daniel 11:35
Verse 35 tells us, “And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.” The last days are amazing in their unfolding. When I was young in ministry, I was taught that the church would be raptured and none of us would have to prepare for the end-times. As my ministry years developed into decades, the Lord began to suggest that a much wiser approach would be to hope for a rapture, but prepare as if we were going to have to live through the great tribulation. Having taken His suggestion, I studied it out and wrote preparational material for the latter days. I have learned it is imperative that we walk with the Lord, have a sure, covenantal foundation and be very prepared to display the Judicial Christ. Can we accept the fact that tribulation is unfolding all around us because evil, godless men rule? We must carry the anointing of the two witnesses. A church that cannot pray judgment on enemies is not ready for tribulation. The antichrist spirit is operational in the lives of some leaders to the point that they appear to be winning in education, government and the military. I never thought I would be alive in days like this, but it is increasingly obvious that for those who know their God, maturing in character and covenant is where we need to invest our time because it is God’s safe-haven through perilous times.