Topic: Unbelief and Pleasure-Seeking – Signs of the End Time
[Seeds of Destiny 25 September 2019 Devotional]
We are in a season where many people exist just for fleshly pleasure; the flesh has become the god of many people.
SCRIPTURE: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark. Matthew 24:38
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Despite what people do, the standard of God remains sure.
Life on earth is compared to a pilgrim’s journey. We are not of this world, we are only passing through the world into eternity; we cannot be in this world forever. And every passing day brings eternity much closer to us than ever. The truth is that we are in the end time.
Yesterday we looked at deficiency of passion for God as one of the signs of the end time. Today, we are looking at two other signs of the end time.
1 Abundance of unbelief (Luke 18:8b)
We are in the season where many people do not believe the scripture; they do not believe that a good God can create a terrible hell. There are preachers who preach that God will not send anyone to hell; they say that hell is an out-dated theology but they forgot Sodom and Gomorrah and the days of Noah. Many people do not believe that the end is near. It is also a sign of the end!
2 Existence for pleasure
We are in a season where many people exist just for fleshly pleasure; the flesh has become the god of many people. The devil has given many people abundance of flesh-satisfying agenda; we see the homosexuals, lesbians, and people spending hours on internet games, video games, Facebook, twitter, YouTube etc. Most young ladies are prostituting not necessarily because they love living as prostitutes but because they want to look ‘beautiful’ like others – wear flashy and expensive dresses and gold jewelleries, drive the latest cars, and move about with all forms of vanities.
Beloved, the fact that almost everyone is doing the wrong thing does not make it right. Despite what people do, the standard of God remains sure. In times like these, we must trust God for His grace to stand and consciously put the flesh to subjection.
Remember this: Despite what people do, the standard of God remains sure.
1.Refuse to live a life that is controlled by the flesh.
2.Refuse to listen to those who preach or believe that once you are saved, you are saved even if you continue to live in sin.
PRAYER: O Lord, give me the grace to stand uprightly in this degenerating world. Let my satisfaction be in You and not in what the world gives, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.