Is Your Love Growing Cold? by Lance Wallnau
“In the end of the age, because of lawlessness the love of many shall wax cold”
We live in the hour of increased lawlessness and love waxing cold. Why? Because a major shift has come into our country, and perhaps the world. It’s a shift around an idea. The idea that there is a standard outside of man that can judge man is offensive to the sophisticated intellect of the enlightened elite who teach in our Universities, entertain us on television and supposedly serve us in political office.
To them the Christian is a Neanderthal. The Bible? A book only a simpleton could believe in.
That “standard outside of man that judges man” is what the Bible represents. It’s the standard that built the world’s most blessed nation.
That book looms large in our history. You swear on it in court, the President puts his hand on it at his Inauguration. The result? If there is no ultimate standard of right and wrong, then all standards are equally valid and all interests equally entitled to get what they want. Just a small step from here and “every man does what is right in his own eyes”… The essence of Lawlessness.
The fruit of this new culture is in the rioting we see in our cities. Curious that of 74 people jailed in Ferguson’s riots, 90% came from out of town. These were activists who were shipped in, or came in from out of town. The people in the city were not the problem.
Lawlessness is front page in the satanic caliphate ISIS seeks to build on the bodies of crucified Christians in Iraq and the buried-alive children and decapitated journalists who mark their path. This group is certified crazy. And they are even recruiting in Canada while broadcasting that they are coming to us. And who doubts that a nation that will not manage its own borders is an easy target?
It is not unexpected, therefore, that we feel “coldness” creeping over our hearts. It is a natural reflex to be angry at man’s reckless rebellion and cruelty. We find ourselves increasingly agitated at lawlessness. The Bible describes Lot as a righteous man who was DAILY “vexed” (provoked) in his “righteous soul” by the brazen deeds of Sodom. (2 Pt 2:8) – Implication being, if you’re so spiritual that you are not vexed – you are probably not righteous either.
Though Jesus describes a time of “cold love,” He does not condone our love becoming cold. Many will fail the test and succumb to the vexing. But if you can guard your heart, angels will set up your path to daily meet someone who is broken by life’s cruel blows and you shall be to them a tonic all the sweeter, because in a day of cold hearts and lawless deeds a genuine lover of souls is a fountain of life. When it gets darkest Christ and His army of Overcomers will plunder Hell!
Multitudes of souls will want what we’ve got. They will long to be in the community of those governed by the law of love. There will be little islands of heaven on earth as a testimony to all nations…and THEN shall the end come.
The Lord told his faithful: “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” and He could add tonight…”and I am in You.”
Our good friend Bobby Conner was kind enough to film a short Video Blog to share where he feels we are as the Body of Christ at this moment. We hope you enjoy. Bless you.
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