Beloved, these are the end of the last days that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24. He said, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows . . . But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
These are perilous times. How does God expect His people to endure to the end? First we understand that the battle for the souls of men belongs to God. Therefore it must be done God’s way. We are expected to submit to God, resist the devil and continue to resist until he flees (James 4:7). Our greatest weapon is love; God is love ( I John 4:8). When tempers flare and people threaten one another, this is not God’s way of waging war. Our enemies are not people, but the demonic spirits that orchestrate their behaviors. This is a spiritual war. You cannot say that you love God, and hate your brother. He who hates his brother is a murderer (I John 3:15). Murderers have no place in God’s Kingdom. They get only death.
Therefore dear ones, do not fight evil with evil, but resist evil with love. Pray much. Listen and obey God more. Walk in love. Love (God) never fails (I Corinthians 13:8).by