We’ve been warned by God’s Word that there are evil times coming upon the earth. These Scripture verses are all related to what is commonly referred to as “the end times.” But what should we, the followers of Jesus Christ, be doing in this season?
First, let’s read some of these end times verses:
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? (2 Thes 2:3-5 NKJV)
There will come a time when Christian churches and the people in them may fall away from their faith in Christ. The person known as the Antichrist will be revealed. This will usher in the Day of the Lord which will begin a 7-year tribulation period, when God’s righteous wrath shall fall upon the world. At the same time, the function of the Holy Spirit as the One who holds back evil shall come to an end.
He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. (Dan 7:25 NIV)
In a world where almost every semblance of righteousness has been removed, the man of sin will be revealed—that man of lawlessness who is the son of destruction, also known as the Antichrist. This evil being will blaspheme the Lord and will also continuously persecute and vex any human beings who identify themselves as followers of Jesus.
The important point for us to remember is that the wrath of God is not intended for Christians who love the Lord and obey His Word. Presently, the world’s evil is being restrained by the prayers of the righteous and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We have the serious task of engaging in the work of the Lord until the Lord Jesus comes to take us to be with Him. We need to spend time in studying the Word in order to deepen our faith. Let’s continue to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. We are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who are lost in their sins so that we may rescue them from an eternity of torment and pain. And more importantly, as we lead others to Christ, we will be opening for them the path to eternal fellowship with Jesus Christ wherein is unity, harmony, and everlasting love. Hallelujah!