Category Archives: last days

Do You Avoid Difficult Conversations?

Conflict is inevitable. The variables that we can change are; the position from which we fight and the strength of our conviction.

When we avoid difficult conversations, many times this simply prolongs the hurt and leaves the feeling of unresolved emotional strain.

Most assured, there are some situations and disagreements that reach a level of intensity that are not warranted. It’s in those situations that we still must not shrink from the conversation, but we do need to adjust the position and conviction we are fighting from to diffuse the emotional aspect causing defensive behavior.

The battles and conflicts that we should not ever shrink away from are those battles with the evil one and the false teachings of his unwitting accomplices.

As we watch and await Christ’s return, we’re to remain especially aware of false prophets, discerning the spirits and rejecting all who do not confess that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh (2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1-2).

Constant contact and conflict with evil and oppression of all kinds are necessary actions of the moral effort of developing true Christlike manliness. To learn not to shrink from conflict, a man must face conflict. Jesus Christ did not ever shrink from conflict with evil, even when He knew at that moment, He was going to feel the strike of human pain both emotionally and physically.

Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

We have been given examples in the Bible from our Lord and His disciples.

Posture with prayer as Jesus did and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Confirm your conviction on the topic by studying the Word of God.

The Word of God encourages us to stand fast in the faith with courage and strength (1 Cor. 16:13), watching soberly and arming ourselves with faith, love, and salvation (1 Thes. 5:8).

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Robot ‘god’: AI version of Buddhist deity to preach in Japanese temple

Exodus 32 tells us how this idol thing can make God’s law real easy to understand. Hint: God does not like idols and will punish anyone who tries to venerate one.

I have blogged before that I have a theory about AI being used by the evil one to confuse people in the last days.

Well, guess what, here is another example at the link I shared at the bottom.

I think this quote in the article says it all:

“If an image of Buddha speaks, teachings of Buddhism will probably be easier to understand,”

Robot ‘GOD’: AI version of Buddhist deity to preach in Japanese temple. https://tiny.iavian.net/rhgg

Wait For It

This verse is a response to Habakkuk concerning the Chaldeans and God’s future plans to liberate the land and chastise the Chaldeans.

But God’s response to Habakkuk still holds meaning for us who have faith and hope today. God has created His own timetable. He is faithful. Jesus will return soon. Wait for it.

“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.”

Habakkuk 2:3-4 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/hab.2.3-4.NASB

And though they scoff, wait for it.

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
2 Peter 3:3‭-‬4 NASB

Many Will Fall Away And Will Betray One Another

At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

Matthew 24:10‭-‬12 NASB

Have you noticed a falling away of many? How about betrayal and hate?

I know this time of devisiness in the United States is not unique. And I know that other areas of the world are experiencing turmoil of real physical consequences already.

Even this country has had times of internal struggle to the point of civil war in its past.

Yet, this current episode of venom and vitriol in the United States is particularly worrisome. Because any conflict within our borders will be seen as weakness by the adversaries of democracy that have been waiting to destroy it for so many years.

Digital manipulation of “evidence” and the rapid dissemination of that “evidence” using the internet is going to cause another war that I’m not sure this country will come back from.

A war against Christianity with the mob mentality we saw last week on social media will soon turn into real physical violence against Christians.

If propaganda through radio and newspaper helped start world wars in the past, then the digital media of today will soon bring about a war against God’s people that will escalate very quickly.

We know as Christians that our war is not against flesh and blood but against the forces of darkness in this world and spiritual forces of wickedness (Ephesians 6:12‭-‬13). So stand firm and put on the whole armor of God and be prepared to give a reason for the hope you have in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 3:14-16).

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

1 Peter 3:14‭-‬16 NASB