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Why perseverance is needed during
these turbulent end times.
What are some of the important signs of the end times Jesus spoke
about at the Mount of Olives?
Persecution, deception and falling away from the faith (apostasy).
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to
death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many
will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many
false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of
wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the
end will be saved” (Matthew 24: 9-13).
It is also implied by Jesus that if we fail to persevere, if
we fall away because of persecution
or become victims of deception, we
will NOT be saved (Matthew 24:13). A
most serious warning indeed.
Thus it is so important to be strong and well-rooted in Christ as the turbulence of the end times
will only get worse.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
continue to live in him, rooted and
built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and
overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6–7).
It is equally important that we do not allow the cares, worries, riches and pleasures of
the world to distract and lure us away from the faith, like the seed which fell
among thorns in The Parable of the Sower:
“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they
are choked by life’s worries, riches
and pleasures, and they do not mature” (Luke 8:14).
Indeed we should be like the seed which fell on good soil: “But
the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear
the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop” (Luke
WHY THE WAY TO LIFE IS DIFFICULT (Matthew
“Enter through the narrow
gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads
to life, and only a few find it.
“Watch out for false
prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are
ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes
from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good
fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a
bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every
tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus,
by their fruit you will recognize them.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the
kingdom of heaven, but only he who does
the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day,
‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out
demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you
So it is important to pull up our
socks: Hear the Word of God, have a close walk with Him, know His will for our
lives and bear fruit.
Never be presumptuous
that once we are saved, we will always be saved. RELATED POSTS
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