As we draw closer to the appearing of our Lord and Savior, the signs of this time are becoming more pronounced. The signs fit every generation but they are better understood as we approach that day.
Mathew 24:12 Because sin shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Jesus said there would be so much sin, men would forsake any resemblance of love in order to saturate their flesh with the pleasure of sin. One day I asked the Lord about this love, was it for the love of God or for the love of man? His reply was "son you cannot love God and hate man nor can you love man and hate God!" The Bible kind of love must be for God and man, we cannot differentiate between the two.
James 3:9 With the same tongue we bless God, even the Father; and with the same tongue we curse men, which are made after the similitude of God. These things ought not so to be.
From the very beginning the love of man has been suspect, but in the last days that we are in it is at an epidemic level. The devil has used every invention of man to snare him into habitual sin. The devil has been able to draw more people into sin by using the invention of electronic devices. God gave man the invention of electronics to spread the Gospel throughout the whole world. But the devil has stepped in to use it to spread sin and evil throughout the whole world. When I was a young boy we got our very first television, it had a black and white picture, a bunch of tubes and an antenna up on our roof. We got three channels and I remember watching three shows; Disneyland, Rawhide and the local news. There was not enough trash on the tube to entice anyone into very much sin. Now we have our hundred color channels and most of it is the devil's classroom.
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar. This commandment have we from Him, that he who loves God love his brother also.
The Bible kind of love is not a "feeling", it is an action that comes from our righteousness. Love is a desire to treat people the way God would treat them, it comes from the heart. People today that love other people are weirdos and wimps, it is said of them that they use religion as a crutch. The truth of the matter is this: they love one another because they first love God. The depth of Christianity is measured by the love of the parishioners.
John 13:34 By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.
Sometimes it is easier to love a sinner than a brother because the sinner doesn't know any better but a brother does. Often times we must be willing to overlook a lot of things in order to love someone. If we are willing to over look a brother's faults, perhaps the brother would be willing to overlook our faults! Love is a virtue that when it is sown it will in turn reap love. Just like love, if you sow hate you will reap hate. It would appear that there are two groups of people partaking of the end times. One group is creating perilous times by their selfish actions and the other group are believers who are looking for the return of Christ and they inspire hope. I don't know when Jesus will come for us, I stay ready every hour of every day. If I don't meet Him in the air I will meet Him in Heaven when I leave my body. When a saint remains alert and looks for the coming of Jesus, he is in a win win situation. I don't know when Jesus will return, I just know He is coming and no Christian should be caught unawares. The signs of the times are clearer than ever, stay alert and watch the eastern sky.