The unrest will be within the family
Mark 13:12 - Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
Jesus prophesized of a time which is just at our door step. The first clue to it is that the Gospel will be published among all nations (which is almost completed). Then there is going to be a lot of unrest and this unrest will be within the family; which means within the believers. All this will happens when the Word starts working within us. The light will start to shine and darkness will try to obstruct it. People of the light will be prosecutes by the so called Christians, who really do not know Christ. The adulterated Word of God, where man has put his own understanding changing God's Word will fight against real understanding of the Word. This will be necessary so that the real Word be proven true. For that we will need to stand root in the true Word.
Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were put through a furnace because they did not worship an image, so are we going to be put. Stay put, and worship only the Lord and nothing else, and will nothing happen to us. We will pass through all kind of spiritual and mental torture but they will have no effect us. But if we surrender or be shaky it will result into both our physical and spiritual dead.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You are the one and only way. Your Spirit reveals to us the understanding of your Word as we walk in it. Give us the strength not to bow our heads to any man or thing other than You. Help us stay rooted in your Word. This prayer I make in your mighty Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
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