Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 4 April 2020 – Watch Out!
Topic: Watch Out!
Read: Mark 13:1-13
Outline: The disciples admired the temple’s magnificence and drew Jesus’ attention to its beauty; Jesus used the occasion to teach them about the future destruction of the same temple, warning them not to be deceived. The temple was the pride of the Jews, and so they were alarmed when Jesus talked about its destruction. The disciples raised two questions namely, when would the temple be destroyed and what would be the signs?Jesus did not give any direct answer to those questions but rather told His disciples to watch out against deception.
Today,many false prophets and teachers predict dates, times and seasons when Jesus would come backbut Jesus only listed the signs of his coming such as:Spiritual deception by false messiahs, wars and wide scale violence in the world, earthquakes, famines and other natural disasters, persecution by civil and religious authorities, world evangelization, and family divisions and intense animosity against the Christian faith.
As revealed by historical events, from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in AD 70 till now, it is clear that the end is very imminent. We are therefore admonished to stand firm in the faith, despite all challenges; for only those who endure to the end shall be saved.
Motivational Quote: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones, not one of them is broken.” (Psalm 34:19-20)
Pray for believers undergoing severe trials.