The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.During the last days, the enemy will try to distract us and keep us off balance with continual chaos, confusion, and deceit. There will be tremendous pressure on us to compromise with the world and fall away from the faith.
-- James 5:16 NKJV
The pressures to sin will be great: contempt, ridicule, persecution, starvation, imprisonment, threats of death. These will cause many to compromise with the world and take the mark of the beast, an unforgivable sin. (Revelation 14:9–11)
We need to prepare our hearts and minds for
what is coming in the end times.
Only Spirit-led prayer can do this.
"The Spirit helps us in our weakness." -- Romans 8:26-27
Many in the church underestimate the level of deception, violence, depravity, and evil that is coming in the end times.
The anti-Christ spirit's influence is growing stronger each day.
And we know from scripture that the Anti-Christ himself will deceive
many with false signs and wonders.
To be OVERCOMERS in the last days,
we need to ABIDE in the LORD.
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Remember the parable of the 10 virgins. All 10 girls were eagerly waiting to meet the bridegroom.
The oil symbolizes the Spirit of God by which the light of testimony could be maintained in the hour of darkness. The 5 foolish virgins ran out of oil and did not go in to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb.
If we hide our testimony in the end times by hiding out in a bunker or in the wilderness, will this make us like one of the foolish virgins in this parable?
Remember what happened in the end time parable about the man who buried his "talent" in the same end time chapter of the Bible (Matthew 25: 14-30). He was thrown "into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
-- Matthew 25:30
Jesus said "Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all;"
--- Matthew 5:15 (Living Bible)
It is only by steadfast, watchful prayer that we will be able to maintain our testimony, and be prepared and ready when Jesus comes. (Colossians 4:2)
Currently the Church is asleep.
We know this from Revelation 3:3, the ten virgin parable, and from the garden of Gethsemane passage which is a foreshadowing of end times.
WE NEED TO WAKE UP