Are These the "End Times?"
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” -2 Timothy 3:1-7
We hear a lot about how awful the world is becoming, and people have been saying for years that we live in the end times, especially here in the Bible Belt (I’m writing this from Tennessee). The purpose of this iDevo is not to convince you that Jesus Christ is going to come back today. My purpose is just to convince you that it’s time to examine your life because Jesus could come back today.
Read this Scripture from Matthew 24:44: “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Have you heard the Memorial Acclamation? It says, “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” Surely you have focused on Christ dying and rising again, but how often do you focus on Christ coming back? Christ’s death and resurrection are the foundation of our faith, and it is the reason that we can live with a hope of eternal life, but they already happened. Jesus Christ’s second coming has not happened yet, and it is something that you could very likely be a part of! So it’s time to consider where you are at with God. If Jesus came back tonight, what would you do differently today?