Matthew 24: 9-11
“Then they will deliver you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.”
S- Jesus told His disciples they could expect to be delivered into tribulation, such as, persecution, and be put to death. They would be hated by all nations for His Name sake. Many will fall away, betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Lawlessness will increase and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
R- Since the time of Christ’s resurrection developing within a fallen world has been the Kingdom of God, and the world governments have rejected Christ’s reign. Like a child aborted, the world has rejected Christ’s influence and those in faith. But those who have a relationship with Jesus Christ are sealed in His love, His Holy Spirit, and will not fall away, because it is impossible, for He that is within the “born again” believer is greater than He that is in the world. And, nothing in this world can separate those who have a relationship with Christ, faith in His blood, from His great love.
( Revelation 3: 8-10, 1 John 4:4, Ephesians 1:13, )
P- Lord, thank you for not only saving me, but keeping me by your faithfulness and love. May I honor you today, and put you first in all things, as you put me first when you shed your precious blood, and sacrificed your life on the cross. (Romans 8: 31-39, 1 John 4:10)
“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39