Overcoming the spirit of apostasy in these last days through a fully devoted heart.
By Pieter Kirstein.
2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
God has given us powerful guidelines to live by to be able to overcome in all things and to faithfully endure unto the end and the key to maintain spiritual vigor, freshness and fiery zeal in your personal walk is to let God be the Alpha and Omega of every day and to never forsake the time that it takes to seek His face.
HE IS THE AUTHOR OF LIFE AND THE ETERNAL SOURCE OF ALL STRENGTH.
It is a wise thing to sincerely ask the Father to radically expose, invade, cleanse, heal, deliver and conquer your entire heart and mind through the power of His precious love and to take a hold of you in the depths of you.
It’s going to be “BACK TO BASICS” for many if they want to stand strong until the end in these last days for we are entering severe and hardcore and very troublesome times and Jesus said in Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We are in the time of the Joel 3 and Revelation 14 harvest which marks the end of the age.
Matthew 13:39 the harvest is the end of the age.
The harvest shall usher in the Day of the Lord through the trumpet judgments which are designed by God to awaken the nations unto the lateness of the hour and the message of God’s Spirit through the time of the harvest is still the same as Jesus declared in Mat 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
WE ARE CALLED TO ENDURE UNTIL THE END OF THE HARVEST
YOU MUST KEEP YOURSELF IN CHECK AT ALL TIMES THAT YOU DO NOT DRIFT AWAY FROM BEING WHOLLY AND PURELY DEVOTED TO THE GOD OF YOUR SALVATION BELOVED CHILD OF GOD.
We see in 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.
The foundation of personal restoration, awakening and revival is found in the following scripture and every seeking child of God must come to the place where they can declare it to be truth fulfilled within their own lives.
It must be said of you according to 2 Cronicles 7:14 I who am called by His name, have humbled myself, and i pray continually and i seek God’s face, and I have turned from my wicked ways and my God has heard me from heaven, and He forgave my sin, and healed my land and my dwelling place with Him.
A REPENTANT HEART LIVES IN CONTINUAL RESTORATION AND REVIVAL BEFORE A HOLY GOD.
We can never become complacent or allow Satan to break our focus.
We have all been called to become a living burned up sacrifice consumed by the fiery and holy zeal of the Lord the Holy Spirit but how can His love be shed abroad in your heart if His love is blocked by contrary things and desires. If God is not your ultimate and deepest desire friend then be sure that you need to seriously repent of an idolatrous distracted heart.
He spoke the following to us through His servant J Leland Earls – Here is the key, My people, to maintaining freshness and vigor in your Christian life, as well as vitality and power in the church.
Ever make Me the object of your love and adoration. Let no person or thing become more important in your life than Me. Let not your primary concern be the doing of things for Me, but let it be the outpouring of your love to Me as you spend much time in the secret place of meditation on My Word and the uplifting of praises to Me.
When you become primarily occupied with the doing of things FOR Me, in works and labors, you are focusing your attention on that which is secondary, and like those in the early church you are in danger of leaving your first love.
Live in My love; let it consume your very being; then your labors shall indeed be great.
But they shall be a demonstration of LOVE WROUGHT OUT, and not merely the attempt to gain something: whether that be in the sight of men, for praise and recognition, or in My sight, to gain My favor and reward. I care not for your works, as such, but I prize highly that which represents love poured out, in obedience and faithfulness.