Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Sunday, January 22, 2017
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“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
In a whirlwind of prophecies, warnings, and sprinklings of encouragement, at the behest of Jesus Christ, the angel showed John things that would shortly come to fruition. Frankly, once the angel was done and John saw all he was permitted to see there was only one viable position the aged prophet could take: “Lord Jesus, come!”
That’s how many of us feel right now. The last several years have been rife with foreign and domestic wars, deteriorating human relations, injustice, government infighting, and religious deception on a level this planet has never known. I suppose one could argue that the Dark Ages or the times of Lot and Noah were similar. However, those times, while similar did not have the full sunshine of truth we now have. Yes, the Lord made Himself known in those times, but we now have the fullness of revelation and the Spirit is further awakening willing people’s understanding. This is what makes these days more ominous. The masses are moving farther and farther from God with the greatest availability of His principles ever. The devil is redoubling his efforts to place the virtual reality goggles of deception over the eyes of millions.
Let all who want God’s kingdom to come, and His will to be done, please submit to God, learn the prophecies, warn people of the judgments that will soon break forth on the earth so that they can be spared. Our God is not willing that any should perish. He wants all to come into a saving relationship with Him. Will you covenant to do your part to that end? Jesus is coming sooner than we believe. Are you planning to be ready?