“You can expect to be persecuted, even killed; for you will be hated by all the nations because of your love for me. Then many will stop following me and fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many lying prophets will arise, deceiving multitudes and leading them away from the path of truth. There will be such an increase of sin and lawlessness that those whose hearts once burned with passion for God and others will grow cold. But keep your hope to the end and you will experience life and deliverance.” Matthew 24:9-13 TPT
I felt a strong impression to post this warning from Jesus this morning. I’ve watched with heavy heart as I’ve seen friends and pastors alike lose their passion and grow cold. My cry sounds out in the early morning hours, “Come back to God! Holy Spirit, set a fire down in their soul. Fan the flames of passion once again that they may blaze again with Your glory.”
And for those who are being persecuted because of their faith and trust in Jesus, I pray that they lean in heavy on the strength of God as He proves His strength in their weakness. Don’t be weary or afraid, the Lord your God is for you and regardless of who stands against you, He will stand for you.
Psalm 91:14-16 is for you today: For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face. I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”