TUESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
THEME: THE PERILOUS TIMES
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-9
MEMORY VERSE: 2 TIMOTHY 3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times shall come”.
Perilous times are here with us! It is only God that can save and deliver us. Things that have never happened before are now everyday experience. Terrorism is on the rampage everywhere! Famine is already taking its toll in South Sudan. All the signs are visible in various homes, societies, nations and all over the world. (2Timothy 3:1-4). The Church of God is not exempted as the church is getting worldly (2Timothy 3:5). Technology has advanced greatly; knowledge has increased tremendously but evil has also increased exponentially. War is devastating and ravaging many countries (Matthew 24:7-8).
There is so much knowledge but truth has been both elusive and evasive in the world (2 Timothy 3:7-8). We should not be surprised at all with all the happenings in these perilous times because we have been fore-warned by Christ (Matthew 24:6, 11-14). The steps we need to take are as follows:
(i) Do not be troubled or disturbed (John 14:1)
(ii) Do not be deceived (1 Corinthians 15:33-34)
(iii) Ask God for strength to stay with Him to the end (Matthew 24:12-13)
(iv) Continue your walk with the Lord (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
(v) Preach the gospel to as many that you come across (Matthew 24:14)
(vi) Embrace holiness and righteousness.
(vii) Always be prepared.
It is well with your soul!!
HYMN: EMHB 526 -O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED ….
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me not to fall into the dangers of these perilous times as I patiently await Your second coming and please uphold me to the end. Amen.
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