Be Vigilant!

Carl Higashi


2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.


Regarding the second coming of Christ, Paul warns the church at Thessalonica to stay together in Christ so that their faith may not be shaken by a spirit, message, or letter that is other than from Christ. He warns the church not to be decieved in anyway, for the coming of Chirst will not happen unless the apostasy (the turning away) from faith in Christ start happening. At that time the man of lawlessness will be revealed also to be known as the son of destruction. He will exhalt himself above every god or object of worship and he will take his seat in the temple of God acting as God.


The laws of our society continue to be changed to undermined the true Word of God. As there are many people who are turning from the true Word of God, manipulation of the Bible occurrs for their own purposes and beliefs. This apostacy is happening today!

I must be vigilant to the signs of the times. Attentive to what is happening with our laws and freedoms. Remember that the Bible is the highest law in the land! I am to live my life off of each word and keep others aware and informed as best as I can.


Lord may I be disciplined in seeking You in your word, knowing that many signs of the apostacy are begining to happen. May I be strengthened and equipped to stand firm on your word as persecutions of Christians have started to increase.

Lord help me to be better equipped, vigilant of things happening in the world, and a better teacher of the word to equip your people at New Hope to br vigilant and able to stand firm in face of persecution.

To you be all the glory and honor that your people arise in this critical time in history. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen!

Devotions for May 18

1 Kings 3
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 78
2 Thessalonians 2

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