“Because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matt. 24:12
As the last time we live in comes to an end and Jesus soon returns, it will be darker and harder in the world. All of this is foretold in the Bible. The world is shaking and it makes the true nature of man to show itself even more clearly. In ourselves we are not good, that is why every human being needs the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus said around two thousand years ago that iniquity will increase. Evil has existed on earth since the beginning when man fell, but it is increasing. Man becomes more bestial in evil. This causes enormous suffering in society, on all levels.
But in all this, Jesus wants to help His people. He wants to help us not only survive but overcome. The more we see of God’s love for us, the more we preach God’s love and believe in it, the more love will also flow out through us to the world. The tendency in society is that it becomes rawer and love grows cold. But as children of God, we can be prophetic in this, we can be a sign, pointing to something else.
“And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us…There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. Whoever fears is not perfect in love.” 1 John 4:16, 18
Get to know how great God’s love is for you by studying the Bible, it has a lot to say about this. Believe in that love and you are then not ruled by fear, despite what is happening in the world. God’s love casts out fear, overcomes and gives peace to your soul. People will see that you are different and it can arouse a longing in them to want to receive from God’s wonderful love, through Jesus.
God bless you.
/ David Billström