ARE PERILOUS TIMES HERE? – Thursday December 15th 2016
Memorise: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2nd Timothy 3:1
Read: 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Several passages of the Bible describe the prevailing atmosphere of the period now known as “perilous times”. The Bible reading for today, gives some important details about the events that will surround the arrival of this period. This period is going to be the final epoch of history, marked by the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of God’s kingdom. Open Heavens Thursday 15 December 2016:- are perilous times here?
The Bible tends to tie the terms “last days” and “perilous times” together, pointing to the period between Jesus Christ’s first coming and the consummation of all things at His return. This period will also be marked by increased godlessness, false prophets, and doctrines of devils, persecution, wickedness, war, and apostasy. Are perilous times here?
People will deny the power of God, meaning that there will be widespread practical atheists. You will hear some say things like; “God is not as wicked as to fry His children in fire for minor sins and so there is no hell fire”, some also say that salvation is by what you are able to do; by works. Idolatry is being openly practiced in some churches today because somebody spoke against Exodus 20:1-5, proposing that there is nothing wrong in making images of God, Jesus, Mary and the apostles and using them to connect to God. Open heavens today. Backslidden pastors, ministers or workers are teaching false doctrines of mercy that is contrary to Romans 6:1-2. All these are taking people to hell in their millions. In what ways are your actions contradicting your teachings and messages? Such contradictions turn you into a false preacher!
Father, please don’t let the dangers of this perilous times sweep my feet away in Jesus’ name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional, written by Pastor E.A Adeboye