“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” I John 2:18

John, in previous verses has admonished us concerning our relationship with the world. We are not to have one. His use of the term “Little children” tells us that in these scriptures he is reminding us Christians of the time and the state of the time. There are going to be those who are opposed to God, Christ and the Word of God. They are called “antichrist;” those who are against Christ. In our day we are inundated with those who are in opposition to the purpose of Christ. We have definitely come to the place where there is no question as to whether we are in the last time or not. John tells us that there is not only going to be an antichrist, but there are going to be many antichrists. As we see many openly and blatantly attack and deny Christ and the Word of God it is not hard to understand what John is saying.

We not only see that we are in the last time from the Word of God but we are seeing the signs with our own eyes. We should be encouraged and challenged. Encouraged in looking for the soon return of the Lord in the rapture of the church and challenged to strive for the mastery of being washed in the water of the Word.

What a glorious time we live in. We have never been closer to the coming of the Lord and we can see the pages of the Word of God come alive by virtue of prophecy being fulfilled.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth night.” Luke 21:28

All of the things we see happening are directed at two things; the soon coming of the Lord in the rapture of the church and the world getting ready for the coming of the antichrist.

I trust you are looking for the coming of the Lord in the rapture of the church.

“I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again.”