September 26, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – Bad Times in the last Days.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Sunday September 26th, 2021
Title: Bad Times in the last Days.
(2 Timothy 3:1-9) But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud,abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited,lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds,who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Evidently, we are living in the last days, a lot of things that happen these days, and what we hear are the things that are alerting us that the second coming of Christ is very very near. The Bible Tells us that in the last days, people will be lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, proud, unforgiving, slanderous, unholy, brutal, lack of self control,etc. Are we not seeing all these and even more today? People are chasing money by all means, they don’t care how they get it, even if it means killing their parents or their siblings they don’t care. Because of all these outlined issues these are the reasons why the whole world is going through turbulence today. People are not afraid of God anymore. They can use the name of God to do different kinds of scams , to them that is nothing. Just to make money which they will leave here on earth when death comes.
People can go to church and rob ,some men and women of God are using fake powers to work in the churches and calling the name of God, they are hearing that Jesus Christ is coming soon and that the whole world will appear before the judgement throne of God, but all these do not move them. We think that since we have been hearing about this second coming of Jesus and nothing has happened, that it will not happen one day . (Matthew 24:37-39) As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be , people were drinking and eating and making merry. Noah was telling them to do something to avoid the anger of God that would be coming one day. They were making jokes of this man.
Beloved, what preparations are you making for the second coming of Christ? Are you one of those who is thinking or making jokes about the gospel? If Christ should come today where are you going to spend eternity? If you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is coming back, do you believe that death will come one day? If death comes, where will you spend eternity? Please don’t allow the devil to deceive you. He told Adam and Eve that if they eat the forbidden fruits they will not die. He lied to them and they ate the fruits, that is why there is death today. (Genesis 3:1-5) Stop listening to him and give your life to Jesus, He came to die for you and He is coming back soon to take those who accepted the sacrifice He made once and for all on the cross. When death comes you will go and rest in the Lord, if you make peace with Him through Jesus.
Prayers: Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for me on the cross. I am a sinner, I am sorry for all my sins. Forgive me and have mercy on me. I want to be your child. I accept you today. Come into my life, and be my savior. Wash me in your blood and I will be clean. Thank you Jesus for saving me today. Please write my name in the book of life. From today I dedicate my life to you. Give me the power to be your child and to serve you in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Matthew 24