Because There Will Be More and More Lawlessness, Most People’s Love Will Grow Cold
Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. And because there will be more and more lawlessness, most people’s love will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:11-13 GW)
The Lord dropped the following revelation into my spirit . What is highlighted above is a passage of scripture I always took to mean that because of the increase of sin. most, note the word most and not many, Christians love would grow cold meaning that they will get disgusted with the Christian way of life and abandon it and lose their fire for God. However, today the Lord showed me that while there may be some truth to this the real danger is that the sin, especially sexual sin, will become so prolific that many will be seduced and the fervent love that they once had will grow cold.
What comes to mind here is the parable of the 10 virgins 5 were wise and 5 were foolish. The 5 wise carried extra oil The 5 foolish carried none.
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (Matthew 25:1-13 NIV)
The passage says that the bridegroom came at the midnight hour indicating He came in darkness. Darkness is equated with sin many times in the bible. Note that each of the 10 virgins were responsible for keeping their own lamps filled. In this hour we need to be prayed up, have on our full armor, and be meeting with one another in fellowship where we can encourage one another and to make sure our own lamps are filled with oil and we have some to spare..
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
(Hebrews 10:23-25 NIV)
Spurring one another on to good works does not happen once a week on Sunday looking at the back of someone’s head. It happens in small groups in covenant relationship with one another.