Colder or Bolder?

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12-13 NLT)

Are you ready for Jesus’ return? He’s coming soon! We must be about our Father’s business! What is that? Being bold in our witness to those without Jesus and being strong in our love for one another.

Why is that so vital? Because, as the world darkens, the light of Christ’s family must shine more brightly, pointing those who are lost to the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The battle lines are drawn and there’s no time or room to be uncertain about where we stand.

We’re either all in or we’re not; we’re either wholly committed to our Savior or we’re not; we’re either pursuing Jesus with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength or we’re not. Unfortunately, there’s no middle ground.


End times on planet earth will be frightening. Why? Primarily because Satan and his devilish emissaries will become more emboldened as sin increases, and the Body of Christ will become fractured. How so?

Those who are all-in will become bolder in their witness, at the risk of their lives, but those who are weak and frightened will withdraw and grow colder. They’re hoping to save their life, but in the end, they will lose it.

The above verses from Matthew 24 are part of Jesus’ discourse on end times. He’s telling us plain and simple – “Buckle up, you’re in for a hard ride!” Honestly, my friends, this is no time to tell people that God has “a wonderful plan for their lives.” It’s time to tell them time is short, and their only hope is Jesus.

In the very next verse Jesus says: “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” There’s never been a time in history where worldwide communication has been easier, yet notice, Jesus didn’t say they’d all receive the message, only that they would hear it.

Our job isn’t to “save” people. Our task is to make sure they hear a clear and understandable presentation of what God has done on their behalf, what He expects of them in return, and leave the results to the Lord. What they do with that information is between them and God.

Are you sensing the oppressive spirit of the enemy? He is desperate because he knows his days are limited, so in an effort to confuse, deceive, and distract as many as possible he’s going to create a very scary environment in our world. But what has our almighty God said 365 times in His Word, the Bible?


God’s word to us today is stay calm! Trust Him without condition! Serve Him without hesitation! Depend on Him without reservation! Live for Him with focused intention! And pray like your life depends on it, without intimidation!

I’ve read the final chapter of the Bible – JESUS WINS! What does that mean? It means if we belong to Him, WE win too! Death and the grave have been defeated! Satan will be bound, unable to hassle or hurt us for all eternity! This is no time to abandon our post or ignore our clear orders. It’s time to band together as God’s holy and blood-bought children, standing strong in Him. Loving each other well and reaching the lost at any cost.

It’s an eternal privilege to be God’s child. Let’s live like it! Let’s grow bolder, not colder!

Blessings, Ed 😊

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