Topic: Lack of Passion for God – A Sign of the End Time
[Seeds of Destiny 24 September 2019 Devotional]
Beloved, the first time you came to the Lord, how was your prayer life? And how is your prayer life now? How was the intensity of your study of the Bible then? And how is it now? How did you evangelise then? What about now?
SCRIPTURE: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:12
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One of the signs of the end time is the deficiency of passion for God.
Sometime ago, there was a young man who carried an unusual anointing to such a point that whenever he stepped into a place, demons would be screaming out of people. But after about three years, he lost every trace of spiritual fire. Eventually, he has no connection with ministry or serving God today.
The scripture has made it clear that one of the signs of the end time is the deficiency of passion for God or lack of love for God (Matthew 24:1-12). That is why we see Christians struggling with their prayer life, men on fire are gradually losing their fire, prayer warriors are becoming prayer strugglers, people of integrity are losing their integrity, a once powerful Christian sister backsliding to a point of marrying someone who is an unbeliever, all because the love for God has waxed cold.
The end time is a strength-reducing time (2 Timothy 3:1-5); it is a time where people’s spiritual strength reduces, fasting and prayer life reduces, but if you maintain or increase your passion for God, your spiritual strength and fire shall be correspondingly intensified.
Beloved, the first time you came to the Lord, how was your prayer life? And how is your prayer life now? How was the intensity of your study of the Bible then? And how is it now? How did you evangelise then? What about now? I would like you to examine yourself; are you engulfed by the current wind of firelessness in this end time? Has your love for God waxed cold? Think about it and return to your first love for God.
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Remember this: One of the signs of the end time is the deficiency of passion for God.
1.Increase your passion or love for God; let God be the centre of your life, not the things of the world.
2.Interrupt your schedule with a season of waiting on the Lord if you notice that your fire is dropping.
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to keep the fire burning for You. I refuse to be a victim of spiritual slumber in this end time, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.