Good afternoon y’all. Today we are looking at Matthew 24.
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In verse 6 Jesus tells us there will be wars and threats of wars but we shouldn’t be afraid.
“You will soon hear about wars and threats of wars, but don’t be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn’t the end”. (Matthew 24:6 CEVUS06)
This is very comforting especially in our world today where people are being killed everyday for no reason; nations fighting against nations; and terrorist attacks everywhere. Sometimes we become fearful and don’t want to even leave the house. We start to live in the fear of what might happen. If I go to the mall will there be someone waiting to bomb it? Reading this verse, made me realise that God doesn’t want us to live in the fear of all that’s happening around us. He specifically said, ‘… do not be afraid…’. Another version says, ‘do not panic’. Let’s stop living in fear but rather let’s allow the fear draw us closer to God and find the strength and courage to face the days ahead.
Verse 11 tells us about false preachers and leaders rising up to lead a lot of people astray.
“And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray”. (Matthew 24:11 ESV)
It’s already happening. There are many false preachers claiming to be miracle workers, scamming people left right and center. Even Christians are falling for their scams!
Verse 12 tells us love of many will wax cold.
“And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold”. (Matthew 24:12 ESV)
That’s so true nowadays. A lot of us have lost our zeal for God because of all the evil happening around us. We have become lukewarm. We have become distracted by all that’s going on. It’s not to late for us to return to our first love. He will receive us with open arms.
“But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don’t have as much love as you used to. Think about where you have fallen from, and then turn back and do as you did at first. If you don’t turn back, I will come and take away your lampstand”. (Revelation 2:4-5 CEVUS06)
But verse 13 gives me hope. It says: But if you keep on being faithful ,you will be saved”(CEVUS06). That is, we mustn’t allow ourselves get distracted by all that’s going on. We must keep at what God has called us to do. We mustn’t loose sight of Him. We must be found faithful at our duty post doing what He has called us to do. Verse 45 – 47 also emphasizes this.
“Who here qualifies for the job of overseeing the kitchen? A person the Master can depend on to feed the workers on time each day. Someone the Master can drop in on unannounced and always find him doing his job. A God-blessed man or woman, I tell you. It won’t be long before the Master will put this person in charge of the whole operation. (Matthew 24:45-47 MSG)
Verse 44 tells us to always be ready.
“Always be ready! You don’t know when the Son of Man will come”. (Matthew 24:44 CEVUS06)
The end is drawing nigh. Let us to re-evaluate our lives and make sure we are living in accordance to God’s word. Also, let’s start sharing the gospel every opportunity we get. Jesus is coming soon.
Don’t let anyone fool you by telling you they know when Jesus is coming. That’s a big fat lie! No one knows when He is coming, hence why we need to be watchful and alert. Make sure we are ready at all times and are found faithful when He comes.
Dear God, thank You for giving us Your Son, Jesus, who died for us and is raised up in victory over death and sin. Help us be watchful and alert so we do not miss out on His second coming. May we be found faithful, doing what He has asked us to do. In Jesus’ Name we prayed. Amen.
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***With God all things are possible***