Are We Living in the Last Days?
James 4:1-4 (NET) Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? 2 You desire and you do not have; you murder, and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; 3 you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions. 4 Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God?
Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, his son in the faith, to warn him that in the last days perilous times would come. I expect Paul believed that his young protégé would live to see the end of the world. Indeed, Timothy experienced the last days even as we today are living in the same.
The question is, will Christ return soon? Are we in the tribulation period or on the brink of it as written in Revelation?
The English phrase, “perilous times” comes from the Greek, meaning evil morality, harsh nations, and dangerous people. No one can deny we see the like on network news every day. We all have a reason for concern. But what is in the heart of God for us? Is He not looking for His true Bride in the world today? His beloved, who says, “I do.” “I will love and cherish you all the days of my life. I will live for you and forsake all to follow you.”