2 LOVE FOR THIS PRESENT WORLD! “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…..” - 1 John 2:15-17.“friendship with the world is in enmity with God.” - James 4:4
3 THE GOSPEL WILL BE OPPOSED! “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” - Roman 1:18
4 NO ONE WILL STAND BY TRUE BELIEVERS! Christ “knew ALL men” so He did not commit himself to them – John 2:24.The Lord said, “curse is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.” - Jeremiah 17:5.
5 OUR HOPE in This hopeless world! “…I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” - Heb 13:5-6.Presence of God accomplishes two things in Apostle Paul’s life.STRENGTH TO TESTIFYDELIVERE FROM THE LION'S MOUTH
6 In conclusion“But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.” - 1 Peter 4:7.