Sunday, 8 January 2012

'Critical times hard to deal with will be here.' - 2 Timothy 1:3.

All Scriptures are taken from the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures unless otherwise stated.

'But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.' - 2 Timothy 1:3.

There are many dangers out there in the world that we, as Christians, have to be aware of, and wary of. In these end of days, Satan is doing all in his power to turn us away from our worship to Jehovah God, and his son, our king and redeemer, Jesus Christ.

'Keep YOUR senses, be watchful. YOUR adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour [someone].' - 1 Peter 5:8.

The idea of Satan looking out for any slip we may have, is something to be aware of but, if we do all in our power to keep within the circle of Jehovah God's protection, then we should be able to fight any attack that is put on us. By keeping our spiritual lives as strong as we can, this gives us an unparalleled protection and, by making sure that we associate with our brothers and sisters in the truth, we can stay within that protection a lot easier than if we let such good associations slide. When we associate with people who have no feeling for Jehovah God, it would be easy to let their worldly habits become ours.

'Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil good habits.' - 1 Corinthians15:33.

With so many bad things happening in the world, with the rise in crime, the violence shown on the television, on the radio, in electronic games, even in the sports played nowadays, along with the upsets in our environment, and the way our finances have become so very unsteady, it's no wonder we worry at times. But a strong faith in Jehovah God, with an active association through prayer and study of His Word, will help keep us strong. If we also exercise our faith in His promises, through actively participating in the ministerial work we have been asked to do by both Jesus and Jehovah, and also by keeping to a  close companionship with our brothers and sisters in the truth, these things will help us to overcome our fears, and teach us to put our complete trust in Jehovah God's promises to us.

'The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection.' - Proverbs 18:10.

May everyone who call on the name of Jehovah be led towards the road to salvation.

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