“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.” 1 John 2:18-20 (ESV)
My dear Father, You know the beginning from the end. You know if we are in the last hour. Your Word tells us that many antichrists have come, and the last antichrist is coming. Perhaps the last antichrist is here in the world today. We see wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, the weather in tumult, pestilences, love growing cold, and much turmoil. The Ukrainian Jews are flocking to Israel. Another ingathering of Your people to Your Holy Land? We see people who professed to be Your children leaving Your people, Your church. Others who profess to be Your children teach falsely. But You have anointed Your people, and they know You; they love You, and You love them. Lord of Heaven’s Armies, protect Your people from the evil one. Protect Ukraine and cause Your glory to shine throughout the world. We have hope. You sent Jesus into the world because You loved us. You sent Jesus to pay the price of our sins and give eternal life with You to all who believe in Jesus, all who follow Him, all who cling to Him. Thank You, loving and gracious Father. Even so, come quickly. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.