Topic: Behold! He Is Near [November 3, 2016]
Text: Revelation 16:13-21
Key Verse: "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" (Revelation16:15).
Events across the world, no doubt, have continued to confirm that the present world is running its full course and ready to drop its worn-out garment of sin and disobedience. John the Beloved was privileged to be shown the events of the last days as documented in the book of Revelation for our learning, Nobody can claim ignorance of some of the recent happenings across the globe, all confirming earlier predictions and prophecies from prophets.
In our passage, the Bible lifts the curtain and gives us a picture of some of the fearful events that will happen after the saints had been raptured home. Although many religious assemblies may give different interpretations to some of these events, the fact remains that no true believer must go through any of them. It is better imagined than experiencing the sufferings and judgment that follows. The reign of the Antichrist will reach its height at this time and he will mobilize the world to fight against our Lord, Jesus Christ and the saints.
The fiery judgment of God will be poured upon the people that will be on the face of the earth during this period. There will be no hiding place for anyone. The sufferings and anguish will be so severe that rather than repent, men will still blaspheme God. This is because it is rather too late to repent as the Holy Spirit that could bring conviction upon men would have been withdrawn.
Thought for the day: Christ will come very soon.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.