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A Word For Perilous Times
November 5, 2012

We are living in perilous times as the Bible forewarns in 2 Timothy 3:1. One of the greatest temptations for God’s people on the frontlines will be to quit in the heat of the trial. Paul prophesied that clear reality in 1Timothy 4:1 that in the last days, christians would “depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils” all because their faith was not strong enough to keep them standing in times of doubt and tribulation. This will be for several reasons—exhaustion, distraction, deception, despair, persecution, fear, division, betrayal and a host of other deadly arrows that a scheming devil assails against those who God had great things determined—those who should have endured to the end in their faithful witness to this world, but wilfully chose to depart from the faith.

I beseech you, in Jesus’ name, do not give up on your calling—do not faint as you wait upon the Lord for that which only He can fulfill in His good and perfect time. God’s Word identifies with the fiery trial that you are even now engaged in as you keep your eyes on Jesus, waiting for His deliverance. Proverbs 13:12 promises,

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.”

Your desire is coming any moment now—the very desire that God planted into your spirit years ago and is now ready to produce rich and plentiful fruit to minister to many hurting hearts. You are a tree of life that will feed the fainting souls of those hungry for truth, freedom and love.“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:3)

I know that as you read this devotional from Streams in the Desert for November 5th, you will be encouraged as new hope, faith and strength come into your heart as it did mine! 

Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14) This is God’s loving challenge to you and me each day. He wants us to think of the deepest, highest, and worthiest desires and longings of our hearts. He wants us to think of those things that perhaps were desires for ourselves or someone dear to us, yet have gone unfulfilled for so long that we now see them as simply lost desires. And God urges us to think of even the one thing that we once saw as possible but have given up all hope of seeing fulfilled in this life. That very thing, as long as it aligns with what we know to be His expressed will—as a son was to Abraham and Sarah—God intends to do for us. Yes, if we will let Him, God will do that very thing, even if we know it is such an utter impossibility that we would simply laugh at the absurdity of anyone ever suggesting it could come to pass. “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” No, nothing is too difficult when we believe in Him enough to go forward, doing His will and letting Him do the impossible for us. Even Abraham and Sarah could have blocked God’s plan if they had continued to disbelieve. The only thing “too hard for the Lord” is our deliberate and continual disbelief in His love and power, and our ultimate rejection of His plans for us. Nothing is impossible for Jehovah to do for those who trust Him. (Messages for the Morning Watch)

Even now, many in the household of faith are sadly abandoning their call and turning back to the pleasures of the world even as Demas did in his desertion against Paul. No doubt, that is what led the Apostle to write, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” (Hebrews 10:38)  Jesus gave the exact same sober counsel to His disciples in Luke 9:62, when He warned “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Why would any Christian turn back from following the Lord when they have God’s own assurance to empower them in the battle of their life and bring them through into their shining destiny and great reward? They simply stopped believing in His Word and abiding in His grace! May the truth of Jude 1:24 encourage you in these dark days that God “is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” Amen!

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