TUESDAY, JULY 2
Scripture: Luke 21:25-28
In Luke 21:25-28 we are told, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Sin has a penalty and the creation is limited to the measure it can endure. When fullness is reached, judgment comes. The preparation for the Second Coming includes the judgment of Christ for the unrepentant sin that accumulates in each person as well as in each nation. Men are going to see the judgments of their future and their hearts will fail because of fear. That tells us that the church must prepare to face the last days and the judgments that God inflicts on the nations in faith not in fear. 2 Timothy 2:22 TPT says, “Run as fast as you can from all the ambitions and lusts of youth; and chase after all that is pure. Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit.” We must have full assurance that we are the ones who God redeemed so we can point people to redemption and the pathway to salvation. The end-times are our greatest opportunity for fruitfulness and we certainly need to prepare for it! We have to ready ourselves so we can walk through perilous times as sons and daughters as well as ministers of the Most High. According to Revelation 11, some saints will work with God in declaring a number of these judgments in an attempt to bring people to salvation. We are to become God’s agents of glory representing both God’s salvation and wrath in the last days with an aim to saving and redeeming those who are open!