Topic: The End Time And The Deficiency Of Passion For God
Today, you see Christians struggle with their prayer life. People of spiritual fire are losing their fire and passion for God; people of integrity are losing their integrity because of the abundance of iniquity.
SCRIPTURE: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:12.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Indeed when iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that one of the signs of the end time is the escalation of iniquity. This is what we saw in our previous studies.
Now, another sign of the end time is the deficiency of passion for God (Matthew 24:12).
In our days, the passion or love of many people for God has grown cold just as it was in the days of Noah. Today, you see Christians struggle with their prayer life. People of spiritual fire are losing their fire and passion for God; people of integrity are losing their integrity because of the abundance of iniquity. Prayer warriors are becoming prayer strugglers. This is a sign that we are in the end time.
Today, it is common to see a once vibrant and “fire-full” young man become cold in the Lord. He used to be a man on fire burning for God, but today, you wonder if he is the same person who was a one-time fellowship president, prayer band leader and evangelism coordinator on campus. When you look at him today, you can’t relate his past life with his present lifestyle. This is because the abundance of iniquity has quenched his spiritual fire.
These days, most Christians, when they step into some public offices and engage in certain associations, that is the end of their Christianity and testimony of righteousness.
I used to know a young man in those days. Any time he stepped into a place, demons would be screaming out because of the unusual anointing he carried. But after some time, he lost that anointing, and today, he has no connection with ministry. Indeed when iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold (Matthew 24:12).
Beloved, I would like you to check the quality and intensity of your passion for God; assess your prayer life. Maybe you were burning for God in the past. Are you still burning for God now? When you notice a reduction in your passion for God and His Presence, it could be a sign of end time passivity. When someone who used to love God passionately is now cold towards God today, it may be a sign that the end time has taken its toll on him. My counsel is: by all means, refuse to let your fire go down.
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Remember this: Indeed when iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold.
Assess the quality and intensity of your passion for God.
Ask yourself this question, “Am I still on fire for God?”
Study the Word and pray fervently to maintain your passion for God.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You set me on fire for You once again. Help me to maintain my prayer intensity, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Passion determines the future. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 58-60
AMAZING FACT: Your tongue is made up of eight interwoven muscles, similar in structure to an elephant’s trunk or an octopus’s tentacle.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive fresh passion and fire for God in this season in Jesus’ Name.