I shared this text in my message on Sunday… “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12-13, NIV)
Prophecy is critically important to understanding the times within which we live, especially if Jesus spoke it! Jesus said that in the last-days hearts would grow cold; and in particular, the hearts of those within His bride.
Truly, the ultimate test of our enduring faith will not be our faithfulness to ritual, ministry, or any other spiritual discipline. It will be the love in our hearts responding to a world that seemingly deserves our condemnation.
Consider Jesus as our model. He loved with no strings attached. While hanging on the cross, He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.” He did not hope for their future doom, nor did He desire justice to be brought upon His accusers. He loved them to the end; His compassion only saw who they were truly intended to be.
That’s the true secret to loving – seeing people for whom they are becoming rather than the sum of their past and recent actions.
Let’s pray together, even now. Let this be our unifying commitment to the Father: to love from the heart—to prophetically see people in the entirety of their destiny. May our hearts be more informed by the Spirit rather than the flesh.