But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: (II Timothy 3:1 NKJV)
When the adversary creeps in and prowls about there’s no and’s if’s or but’s there’s going to be doubts! When we take it upon ourselves to live this life away from God we will fail! And the devil will certainly be there to help us out! He will do whatever he can to keep us from God’s saving grace! And in today’s society it’s so easy to get caught up with the things of this world! It all starts when we seek personal fulfillment, when we seek the things that fill the void in the pit of our stomach, when we seek the things that tend to give us pleasure, or when we seek the things that just numb us for a little while. These things are only temporary and they only make us happy for a short period of time, and when it ends we begin seeking again!
God’s word tells us: that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (II Timothy 3:1-4 NKJV)
If we look around this is exactly what we see! Just watch the news! It cannot be denied! People are living by the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of earthly desires! The adversary is indeed doing his best to deceive the world! To keep the world from the truth! And there is no truth in him, for he is a liar! (John 8:44) He uses his craftiness to corrupt minds from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3) Jesus Christ died, He was buried, He rose on the third day! He can forgive you of your sins!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)
Protect yourself from Satan’s craftiness! And seek the permanent protection and Joy that only God can provide! Fill the empty void in the pit of your stomach! Start a relationship with Jesus Christ today! Today is the first day, of the best days of your life! What are you waiting for? Choose Jesus! You won’t regret it!
Heavenly Father, God of Angel armies,
Stay by our side, protect us from the evil one and help us stay the path. Fill the empty void that we forever seek, direct us to what is good, to what is true. Help us to receive the joy that only you can provide! The things of this world are temporary, they will fade away! Help us to look to the eternal, give us wisdom, and give us strength! Keep those who put their faith in you filled with your Holy Spirit and continue to help us persuade and soften the hearts of those who don’t. I pray for all my brothers and sisters in Christ, may they be filled! May they be blessed in all that they do! I pray for all our unsaved family members and friends, may they be freed from the adversary’s strong hold! Father I thank you for each and every day you are with me and I with you. Today I continue to enjoy the first day of the best days of my life! In Jesus’ name I pray amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – June 8, 2013