PREPARE FOR BATTLE 4
We say that things need to be considered in context, so let’s give it a try.
IF we are in the Last Days, and IF Jesus is preparing the Church for final events, THEN we ought to be viewing all that is happening, in that context.
ARE we presently the Church that Peter and Paul describe below - - the glorious Bride that Jesus is coming back for? If not, God has some purifying to do. I believe that COVID FIRE, including the beginnings of unrest in our land, is part of the refining process.
Peter writes: “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12) as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13) But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 14) So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.” II Peter 3:11-14 niv. Truthfully, do you recognize that Church?
And in Eph. 5:25-27 Paul writes that; “- - Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26) to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27) and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” Does that currently describe us and those we are “church” with?
So, there’s the context for today’s battle in the heavenlies and on the earth, including in the USA. God is preparing the Bride of Christ for His return, but Satan wants to keep us lovers of ourselves, lovers of money, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. (From II Tim. 3:1-5) Does that sound like a battle? Does it give perspective to today?
Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH FACEBOOK: Ken Stoltzfus - Kidron
Jan. 9, 2021
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