Topic: The Perilous Times
We are in the end time, a perilous time characterised by strength reduction. It is a time where people’s spiritual strength, prayer life, fasting life, etc. will decrease.
SCRIPTURE: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We are in the end time, a perilous time characterised by spiritual strength reduction.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that the last days are perilous times. We are in the end of time which is characterised by loveless-ness and selfishness. Many people have become covetous, boastful, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Now, one implication of the perilous time is that it is a strength-reducing time. The end time is the time when the strength of people will be reduced. We are in the end time, a perilous time characterised by strength reduction. It is a time where people’s spiritual strength, prayer life, fasting life, etc. will decrease.
Now, there are Christians who don’t even know what it is to fast. They eat every day and never set apart any day to wait on God. They have no prayer life and Bible-study schedule. Even some pastors struggle with their prayer life; they are unable to pray fervently, study their Bible consistently and fast regularly because of the end time plague of spiritual lethargy. Spiritual strength reduction is a symptom of the last days.
Sometime ago, I heard of a country in the continent of Asia where you would not see anyone in church if you called for a night vigil because of the low spiritual temperature of people in that place. When you notice a massive reduction in the spiritual strength of people, it is a signal that we are in the end of the age.
Beloved, I want you to assess yourself; the first time you gave your life to the Lord, how was your prayer life, and how is it now? When you first came to Christ, how was the intensity of your study of the Word, and how is it now? Can you compare your fire for evangelism when you first came to the Lord with how it is now? Please examine yourself critically. If you notice a reduction in your spiritual intensity, it is a sign that the end time may be closing in on you. My counsel is, by all means, return to your first love for God.
Remember this: We are in the end time, a perilous time characterised by spiritual strength reduction.
Make up your mind to go against the spiritual strength-reducing attitude and lifestyle of this time.
Camp with God always to strengthen your spiritual intensity.
Maintain the whiteness of your garment always through consecration and holiness.
PRAYER: O Lord, thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to increase my spiritual intensity. Help me to maintain spiritual vibrancy, buoyancy and stability Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: “Perilous” means strength-reducing. It is the time where spiritual stamina is reduced; the time where spiritual strength is being reduced. You must understand these times in order to apply your heart to wisdom. Culled from “MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 64-66
AMAZING FACT: Whales are the world’s largest animals.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Help from the Lord in order not to end as a victim of these times be released upon you in Jesus’ Name.