So convincing will be the arguments and proofs from deceivers in the end times that it will be difficult not to fall away from Jesus. If we are prepared Jesus said, we can remain faithful!
Of course if we are not prepared we will turn away.
Ultimately, the good news is that if we truly belong to Jesus, He will give us the ability to hold fast to His Word during difficult times.
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. For false Christ`s and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.
The Coming of the Son of Man
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
To penetrate the disguises of false teachers we can ask:
1. Have their predictions come true, or do they have to revise them to fit what`s already happened?
2. Does any teaching utilise a small section of the Bible to neglect the whole?
3. Does the teaching contradict what the Bible says about God?
4. Are the preachers meant to glorify the teacher or Jesus?
5. Do the teachings promote hostility toward other Christians?
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
God and His Word provide the only stability in our unstable world!
How short-sighted people are who spend all their time and energy learning about this temporary world and accumulating its possessions, while neglecting the Bible and its eternal truth!
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
The way to prepare is by studying God`s Word and living by its instructions each day.
Only then will you be ready! Hallelujah!!
(Resource: Application Study Bible)