Time Drawing Close

The wicked of this world is poised, set, and ready to pounce upon the weak, poor, and vulnerable. At any moment and whenever they get the chance. They are showing their true colors, how they despise authority and their utter wicked intent for all the world to see. They do not care one bit for the rules and laws of the land. They have absolutely no concern for the commandments of the Lord. Proving this by their objection to it.

We are seeing just a glimpse of what is to come. They have lain in wait in the shadows. They have been hiding in the darkness, fearing if they come out into the light they may be exposed. But now, the time has come when that has all changed. They have come out in plain sight and do not care who sees their evil. Though they still cover the most vile of their ways, but not for long.

And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only He [the Holy Spirit] who now restrains it will do so until He is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of His mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of His coming. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

The day of the Lord is drawing very close. The Lord will come soon to take His church, His righteous bride. He will give one last chance to all to repent and turn to Him.

But the wicked will ever become more wicked. Their hearts will be ever more consumed by their own wickedness, scheming, and conniving ways. But even to them, there is a chance, grace is offered if they turn and change. For God is merciful to all, but His patience is at its end.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 2 Timothy 3:1-4

This is the last hour. You need to be busy doing the work He has given you. That you may be made complete in His sight. Defeating the schemes of the devil, delivering souls from his clutches, and finishing the work He has placed in your hands. 

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 1 John 2:18

Do not lose heart or be faint but strengthen yourself in the Lord and by His Holy Spirit you may stand firm in this time and that you may finish well.

Very shortly the Lord will be coming, only He knows how long. But it will be soon. Whatever remains to be done, know that the Lord will accomplish it all. He is calling out to anyone who will hear Him, calling to repentance and salvation.

For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:37-38 

It is the Lord God who Reigns. It is He who made the land and the sea. It is the Lord God Almighty who made the heavens and the earth.  He rules over all in magnificent splendor and no one will sway His hand or change His mind. His reward will be with the righteous, and His wrath will be upon the wicked.

Whatever happens will happen according to His plan, purpose, and timing. There are many things that we may think should happen but the Lord knows what is best. Follow His lead, heed to His timing, and do His will.

Those who love and follow the Lord, will see life, and live in His rest. The wicked will not, they will shrivel away like a wax figure placed before a blast furnace, and our God will repay them for all their wrongdoing if they refuse to turn from their ways.

But in all these things we know, He is in control and we give all thanks, glory, honor, and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ for His righteous, holy, and just plan.

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. “At the set time that I appoint, I will judge with equity. When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah 

I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’” For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. 

For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and He pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs. But I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up. Psalm 75

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