Two verses for your consideration and contemplation my friends.
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4)
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matt. 24:12)
My beautiful wife has been blessed with an exceptional ability to seek out relevant information that is pertinent to the evil days that we find ourselves in, information that our adversary does not want people to know and will in days to come make inaccessible to nearly everyone. All who have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are given a new heart, but that heart of flesh, until we are glorified, will continue to have pieces of stone in it still.
I see this truth in her at times, as well as myself and those I have an opportunity to speak with about these days whom I call my brothers and sisters in Christ. We hate the wicked because they hate our Lord, and so in love we reach out to them with the message of salvation, for we know their end if they do not repent, but I must admit, there are times I tire of standing in the gap, and do not speak as Moses did when the Almighty said, “Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.” (Exo. 32:10)
The coldest my heart could become would be to stop trying.
The hearts of the wicked are not growing colder because of the knowledge of the evil that is visible even to them my friends. “For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.” (Luke 6:32) It is the hearts of those who serve the Lord our God that this verse speaks of.
To quote an old movie line, “Kill them all, let God sort them out.” We may not say it out loud, but at times we think it.
“Be done with it, let the Rapture happen, teach the wicked, vile brute beasts that God is not to be mocked.” And He will, but then I hear Amos 5:18. “Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.”
I see them screaming eternally, and my heart denies those pieces of stone that are still embedded in it, and I speak to them. About the salvation of their soul, about the price paid for them, about what awaits them if they do not repent.
Evil bothers me, I hate it, I hate watching men in positions of authority decimating entire nations for their own selfish vainglory, and then I remember that it is our Lord who put them in those positions.
The word “frustrating” does not even come close to what those of us who have been blessed to see the truth of the evil that is now and the greater evils that are approaching. The judgment of God has fallen, His wrath will follow soon, and our hearts must not be hindered in compassion and love by those small pieces of stone that are still residing in us.
Our hearts must not be allowed to grow cold.
As she does nearly every night, my lovely wife will inform me of another great sin that Satan has caused, another horrible, reprobate deed that some man or organization has imposed upon the poor, the needy and the masses of humanity, and I will become frustrated. I may even ask the Lord to do something to them that ought not to be voiced, and then I will remember, these days were foretold in His Holy Word long ago.
I am, as well as you are, alive in this time for a specific reason. If you allow those pieces of stone to coalesce, your heart will begin to grow cold.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23)