Topic: Abundance Of Iniquity – A Sign Of The End Time
The escalation of iniquity in our days is a pointer to the fact that we are in the end of the age.
SCRIPTURE: And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you… And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:3-4, 12.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The escalation of iniquity in our days is a pointer to the fact that we are in the end of the age.
You are welcome to the month of August, the eighth month of the year, 2020. We have seen the faithfulness of God in our lives as individuals, families, church and nation from the beginning of the year till date. We give Him the praise for the gift of life.
The world we live in is going through perilous times. Current happenings in our generation obviously show that we are in the end of time. We are in the last days.
Sometime ago, I gave a relation of mine a book about heaven and hell to read. After going through the book, he was blessed and said to me, “Sir, the world is coming to an end! The things I read in the book are real! God is gracious for making us to know things about eternity while we are still alive”. After hearing these words, I was deeply touched.
Now, the end time is characterised by signs (Matthew 24:3-44). It is very important to draw the attention of people to these signs of the end. This is because the consciousness of consequence imparts caution to life’s actions.
We shall, therefore, begin to look at these signs of the end time.
One of the signs of the end time is the abundance of iniquity (Matt. 24:12).
Today, there is multiplicity of iniquity anywhere you turn. There is an escalation of evil everywhere you go.
Sometime ago, we prayed for a young girl who was just eleven at the time but she was already the second in command in the witchcraft world. She paralysed her father and killed two of her siblings, including her elder sister who lived abroad, for not sending money to her. She was employed as a nanny in a man’s house in Abuja, Nigeria. It was only by the mercy of God that the baby she took care of did not fall victim to her witchcraft.
When the man who employed her as a nanny noticed her witchcraft activities, he placed a copy of the “Seeds of Destiny” devotional on her head and anointed her, and immediately, she became restless and began to confess her witchcraft activities.
One day, she went out for a witchcraft meeting and while returning, she landed on the roof of a house physically. She wore a chaplet on her neck which was removed and set on fire but it didn’t burn initially. When it eventually started burning, the girl turned into a snake. This is not what we read in newspaper or watched in a movie. It is a true life story.
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Beloved, we live in a world of abundance of iniquity, and this is a major sign of the end time.
My counsel is, refuse to take part in the iniquity and compromise of this age. Keep your garment clean for the soon-coming King, Jesus Christ.
Remember this: The escalation of iniquity in our days is a pointer to the fact that we are in the end of the age.
Appreciate God for this timely message.
If you have compromised in one way or the other, retrace your steps to your Creator, confess your sins, and rededicate your life to Him.
Ask God to deliver you from the temptations and compromises of this generation.
Always make demands on the grace of God to live right (Titus 2:11-12)
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to be conscious of the signs of the end time. Help me not to be a victim of the sins and iniquities of this season. I receive the grace to live right always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Iniquity gives the devil an opportunity to wreck havoc in a man’s life. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 52-54
AMAZING FACT: The human nose can detect about 1 trillion smells.
DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to say NO to the iniquities of this season is released for you in Jesus’ Name.