Topic: Endure Till The End [Wednesday 4, October 2017]
Memorise: “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.” – Mark 13:13
Read: Mark 13:3-13
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
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.
Bible In One Year: Matthew 5-6. Hymn: Sing Hymn 10 – When The Trumpet Of The Lord Shall Sound
The Christian race is not a short one, but a marathon; you know that there is a finish line, bit you can’t see it. To endure suggests that one would have to live with some things that are not compatible to with his nature. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that we should come and learn of Him. In the process of learning from Him, we must take His yoke upon us. The burden of our Lord Jesus Christ is justice, righteousness, love for God and acceptable service to humanity, particularly those in the household of faith.
Beloved, as we journey through the wilderness of this world towards our heavenly home, don’t let us forget that this road is a narrow one. It takes a lot of discipline and self-denial to scale through successfully. Let us forge ahead and the Lord will see us through to the heavenly Canaan in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point: Father, please see me through the journey of life and don’t let me perish with the world.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.