By Pastora Monique Lopez Ong
Whether you believe it or not, there is a spiritual battle that is going on nowadays. You cannot see it but it is there. This all began in the Garden of Eden where we already had one enemy. This is nothing new. His style has been the same ever since. The problem is, we still choose to follow him. That is why the coning of Jesus is very important because it ends the real battle. Jesus Christ came to advance the end times. We are living in the end days now. I want to open your eyes to what the Bible is saying about this.
The end times is now here. Jesus did not hide the signs of the end of the world. Matthew 24:3-13 says “Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world? ” For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” I am not saying these things so that you will be scared. I pray that after this, you will get excited. We work so hard to build huge houses and buy so many things. We will leave all of those things on earth. But how can we prepare for the coming of Jesus? When Jesus was saying these things 2000 years ago, the apostles could not understand what He was saying. But now, it is all too familiar to us because they are happening all over the world. Persecution is very strong nowadays. You have no idea how blessed you are to be able to worship.
The Kingsom of God is advancing. In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, it says “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” When you see these things, Jesus Christ is coming. So many people think this is bad news. But this is actually good news. When there is a crisi, Christians are the first ones to stand up and help. Why? Because so many people have lost hope. But Christians give hope to the hopeless. Are you ready? We have a huge mission. Jesus has alreqdy won the battle when he died on the cross. Because of this, we should be ex