Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Prophetic mission of perilous days

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Wednesday, August 9, 2011

The Prophetic mission of perilous days

Against the backdrop of global unrest, riots in London, Arab Spring as it encroaches on autumn, and pending economic disaster as governments continue to spend more than they have and demand higher taxes, consider that this is the very best time to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Christian, you have the answers to the problems whatever they may be. The Bible equips Christians to reach out to the world in its situation. The Holy Spirit guides us on what we need to do and when. There are many political issues where Christianity can be applied to fix the problem. There are many social issues where interjecting Christianity will save the day for a soul or a family, perhaps even a people.

Jesus said in John 13:34, 35, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." In these days there is much confusion and uncertainty, which can turn to anger. As we show our love toward one another, we need to be that light of Christ. Proverbs 15:1 says, "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." We as Christians need to be calm, have order in our lives, and be strong in these days in our faith and in demonstrating that faith. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." As a prophetic people, you must see the signs of the times and have a clear understanding that we are living in perilous times. Each generation has stepped closer to the return of the Lord. And the times have reflected this. We are no different. 2 Corinthians 2:11 says, "Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." Satan can come as an angel of light or as the darkness he is. Discernment is key for a prophetic people, especially in perilous days. Our mission as Christians must be focused on the word of God with clear understanding of what is required of us.

Focus is key. Ephesians 4:14,15 says, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things which is the head, even Christ." Beware of doctrines of men. All the needed doctrines are contained in the Bible. Stay focused on the love of Christ, remembering that love is not enabling, but instead is empowering. The Apostle Paul was a prophetic man living in a prophetic time. You, too, are a prophetic person living in times prophesied thousands of years ago. Christ made the mission clear. Let us demonstrate and preach the gospel as living stones of this timely priesthood.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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