KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Read Matthew 24
The disciples asked the Lord about when the end shall come, as well as the events leading to His return.
The Lord began by saying each one should take heed lest he is not deceived. There are various ways that one could be deceived concerning the Lord second coming.
1.There will be those who would say its been a very long time since the Lord said He was coming, but He has not come. They claim He is not coming at all. The word said this will happen in 2 Peter 3:4. “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” Please compare this scripture with what men are saying these days. The Lord is long-suffering towards all men. Don’t allow those who claim to use common sense to deceive you.
2. Some will be deceived by falls Christ and all kinds of false teachers.
3. There would be wars and rumours of wars, yet that is not the end. These events do not necessarily point to the end, but a beginning of calamities that would be happening.
4. The Lord said Christians would be persecuted. Christians have been persecuted since the ascension of Jesus, yet it would be more intensive prior to the coming of Jesus.
5.Many shall be offended and betray one another.2 Thess.2:3, says, there will be a fall away, due to worldliness, persecutions and all kinds of deceptions that would be going on. The love of many would wax cold.
These signs currently prevail all around us. Be careful you are not overtaken, by worldliness, lukewarmness and offence in any form.
Build a strong relationship with the Lord. Serve Him in His house and be a soul winner. Live each day in readiness of His appearing. Remember just as He went up, so shall He come back.
THOUGHT: SINCE JESUS ONCE CAME DOWN, HE WILL SURELY COME BACK AGAIN AS THE BIBLE HAS SAID
Acts 1:11. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
2 Thessalonians 2:3. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”