“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18, NKJV)
WOW! The last hour, from God’s perspective, is here! What does this say to you and me as converterlators?
It tells me we must be busy doing the King’s business. We need to stay on mission, doing the works God has prepared for us. Many of our fellow believers have been swept aside by “mission drift.”
According to this “last hour” passage, our loaf of time is getting short. We need to counter the false messages of the antichrists who cause many not to find the way, the truth, and the life revealed to us by Jesus Christ.
It is critical we listen and obey what Peter said:
“Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19, NLT)
Life and immortality are just around the corner. Soon the mortal will be swallowed up by the immortal. In the meantime we need to give the people of our generation the opportunity to respond to the wonderful love of God by sharing:
“This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through him. This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God’s love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins.” (1 John 4:9–10, NCV)
However, to do this effectively, we must realize that “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.” (Romans 13:12, NLT)
Today, ask yourself:
Have I found a way to be involved in the Great Commission? Do I realize the time is short to do whatever I am going to do for the Lord?
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