Jesus Christ’s Return Is Very Soon: Fourth Sign

by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration

For those of us who await the Lord Jesus Christ, amidst all the evil that surrounds us,
the good news is Christ’s return is very imminent. In fact, the signs are shouting at us,
“Repent! The King is coming! Look up, for your redemption draws near!”

The fourth sign is the increase of apostasy: a renouncing of Christian faith and believing in fables instead.

It is written in I Timothy 4: 1:

“The Spirit speaketh expressively that in the latter days,
some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.”


Also written in II Timothy 4: 3-4:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

How do we fight these seducing spirits and doctrines of devils? The Bible says to resist the devil and he will flee from you. 1 How do we resist the devil? Jesus Christ shows us the way. How did He fight the devil in the wilderness and throughout His time on earth? Jesus Christ resisted the devil by the Word of God. 2

The question is do we know the Holy Scriptures well enough to quote when we are tempted, in order to resist the devil? Let’s face it. We are not always going to have a Bible handy in order to quickly look things up. When we are troubled on every side, can we use God’s Word to supply peace inside us? When we are perplexed, what chases away the despair? Being persecuted, how do we know we are not forsaken? Struck down by circumstances, what is our defense? The answer is God’s Word!

God’s Word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword! 3 It even can even divide the soul and the spirit of a being! God’s Word is AWESOME! God’s Word is truth!

We are living in the latter days. What should we be filling our souls and spirits with in these days? The devil is subtle. Slowly but surely, minds have been indoctrinated with senseless fantasy; make-believe nonsense offered by television, movies, and computer games. 

The question is: do we know Scriptures well enough to quote instantly for assistance to fight evil? Do our children have this weapon of God within themselves to find help in times of trouble?

If we keep this knowledge in perspective,

how should we live out the rest of our lives here on earth?

1 James 4:7

2 Matthew 4

3 Hebrews 4: 12