God’s Word: Luke 21:5-19
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Watch out for doomsday deceivers! Many leaders are going to show up claiming “the end is near!” Don’t fall for those false prophets—seeking to pad their own pockets. Wars, earthquakes, famines—at times you’ll think the very sky is falling. But that is all just routine history and no sign of the end.
And what is the sign of the end you ask? Intolerance! Many will become intolerant of those who uphold Christ as the way to salvation. In that day you will find scores of “Christians” who have watered down My message of salvation. To attract the crowds they ignore the teachings in My Word and give the crowds what they want to hear. A social “gospel” that is a mix match of their imagination. Intolerance is their byline—but the real intolerance is against those who wear the name of Christ proudly. Those who do not water down the Gospel of Christ will be accused of intolerance and hauled off to jail—or worse.
Hold on! I will never leave nor forsake you. Even though it goes from bad to worse, dog-eat-dog, everyone at your throat because you stand up for My teachings—I will be with you and near you. There is no telling who will hate you because of me—even you’re very family. Do not worry though called to the witness stand; I will give you the words and wisdom to answer your accusers and turn some of them back to me. Who knows but what this is your greatest opportunity to witness. Hold on—even the very hairs of your head are numbered—you are in My constant care. Nothing of you will be lost. Stay with it—that’s what required. Stay with Me to the end. You won’t be sorry. You’ll have the peace that passes understanding—and be saved.
God’s Question: Can I count on you to remain faithful to the end?
God’s Promise: Whatever may come—I will be with you.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Your wonderful promises.
I am Sorry I don’t stand stronger for You.
Thank You for reminding me of Your constant care.
Please help me be your faithful witness to the very end.