Are We Living in the Last Days?

onfire4jesus's picture

Do you read any of the news? The Gaza Strip has been taken over by Hamas, the militant Islam group. The president of Iran has vowed to wipe out Jews and Christians and talks about the return of the Mahdi, the second coming of their prophet. If you read Matthew 24 where Jesus talks about the signs of the last days, many things have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. Perhaps you believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, or not? What does it matter but that we are ready like the wise virgins in the parable of the foolish and wise virgins? We must ask ourselves "What am I doing today that will have eternal value and make me a useful vessel for my Master, Jesus Christ?" Perhaps you are like I once was, many times 'caught up with the cares of this world'. Then one day I prayed 'do whatever it takes, Lord, to make me on fire for you again.' The Lord was faithful to answer my prayer in a way I never expected. My prayer is that I have challenged you to wake up and seek God's perfect will, or maybe even to be bold enough to pray the Lord will do 'whatever it takes' in your life to make you on fire for Jesus!

Alexander the Coppersmith's picture


It is undoubtedly true that we should live every day as if they were the last days which, I assume, was our LORD's intention in not giving us a date for the last day, for GOD did not even let his own Son know when the world would end (for none, not even the Son, only the Father in heaven knows the hour...). And in the parable of the ten maidens with the oil lamps, as well as elsewhere he commanded that we should always be ready for him, for he would come "as a thief in the night". But i think this disscussion is not what he would wish "For many will say of the last days, look! or over here! but heed them not" we should always be ready for our LORD, and not decide that we are in the last days and suddenly mend our days. For the Christ's coming again could come at the pinnacle of human civilization, where hardship has all but vanished; only I pray it does not, for i fear that the LORD will find few faithful if he returns then.