February 25, 2024
Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Endurance and the end go together. Times are changing, but not truth; yet many are trying to redefine truth. We have to endure the temptations to modify the message just to fit in. The love of many waxes cold while the fires of destruction burn around the world. The names of a thousand other gods are permissible in many social and educational settings, but the name of Jesus is canceled; and we have endure the possibilities of being eliminated from social circles because we dare pledge allegiance to the Son of God.
When the race started it may have appeared to be a level track; that your race would circle around seasons of conflict, but basically stay on the same grade, never rising or falling too high or low; fans of Apostolic past cheering you on; sponsors of hope endorsing you from every side; everyone open to your testimony because of the miracles in your life; but as time goes by you’ve realized that this race is more like cross-country than the neatly, outlined boundaries of a race track circling a nice grassy field…listen now.