Are you prepared to stand firm in the last days? I believe those last days are nearer than ever.
Today, I’m happy to bring you a post by Dr. Tim Riordan, who has a new book out called Immovable: Standing Firm in the Last Days.
Tim is a pastor, Bible teacher, and a student of scripture. He currently serves as the senior pastor of SonRise Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. He and his wife, Sandra, have six children and live in Newnan.
What is going on in the world? This question seems to be on the minds of many people today as we consider world events. For those of us who are Christians, there is another question on our minds: “Do world events have anything to do with Bible prophecy and the return of Jesus?”
While God is clear in His Word that no one knows when Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36), He also tells us in the same passage to “keep watch.” He gave us specific prophecies in the Bible related to world events telling us these would be indicators that His return was near, and He stated that these anticipated happenings would grow in increasing intensity: “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs” (Matthew 24:8).
There is no doubt that we are seeing a growth in intensity of world turmoil, and some of these specific prophecies are becoming more pronounced with every passing day.
If we are living in the last days, what does this mean for the Church? What does it mean for you and your family?
It is because of my burden for the Church and my belief that we could be facing very challenging days in the near future, I wrote my new book, Immovable: Standing Firm in the Last Days. I believe that God has given Christians equipment, or armor, to help us endure the evil days leading up to Christ’s return and to bear fruit during a time of unparalleled opportunity.
Ephesians 6:13 says, “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” With this passage going through my mind, I began studying Bible prophecy about the last days comparing it to the teaching of the spiritual armor of Ephesians 6.
The connection was significant, and I believe there are important implications connecting the spiritual armor to the last generation of believers. If Christ doesn’t return in our lifetime, then He certainly could in the lifetime of our children or grandchildren, so this teaching is critical for the Church today.
I encourage you to consider our times and the teaching of Scripture. Study Bible prophecy with an eye on the evening news and consider how the spiritual armor of Ephesians 6 will help you prepare for what is to come.
What do you need to do to put on the spiritual armor of God so you will stand firm in the last days? Being immovable is really not an option for the Church.
The world is desperate to see strong, healthy believers standing firm in the last days. When the winds of heresy and deception blow, will you be immovable, holding firmly to the truth of God?
The only way you or I will stand firm is if we put on the armor of God and allow the immovable Lord Jesus Christ to live victoriously through us.
Tim is also the author of Songs from the Heart: Meeting with God in the Psalms.
You may click on both titles to purchase at Amazon. For more information on his books or ministry, visit his website at timriordan.me.