We’re getting so close to the end of the New Testament! Woo-Hoo!
Today’s reading was I Peter: 3-5, 2 Peter, and 1 John
I paused today at 1 John 2:18 – 19
18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
I think this sticks out from a recent Beth Moore bible study that we did. In it, she pointed out that their have been and will be several anti-christs. This verse talks about that very thing – even now many antichrists have come.
I found her point really interesting and as I read this tonight, it flooded back to me. You see, only God knows when the second coming is. So… Satan has to always be prepared, and continue to send anti-christs. Who the one-great anti-christ is, we do not know… But we can bet that Satan will continue to put obstacles in our way.
All this isn’t to scare us. It’s to continue to encourage us to read his word and to know it and what he says. When the false teachers are trying to lead us astray, we need to be firmly rooted in His truth!
“Father God, thank you for the bible. You give us truth in your own god breathed manner so that we can know what is from you and what is from man. I pray that you’d give us wisdom in our difficult days to turn toward your word and your holy spirits promptings. Lead us and guide us toward you and away from things that are not of you!”