Son, tell My children to be prepared. They must not be afraid of suffering for Me. For I will stand with them, and give them the confidence of eternal life. But they must know that everyone who wants to live a godly life in Me will suffer persecution.
Tell everyone who will listen that My word, which is inspired by Me, will be useful in the days to come to show everyone what is true. My word will correct you when you are wrong and teach you to do what is right. I will use it to prepare and equip My people for what is coming. So let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of My word. Tell My people in the coming days they must learn to meet the urgent needs of others. In so doing they will have a productive life.
Son, the coming days will be very difficult. People will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at Me, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray each other, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than Me. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Very soon everyone will recognize what fools they are.
You have said, “I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough already? And now the Lord has added more! I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.” Son, are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it! If you trust in your wealth and skill, you will be taken captive.
Son I will bless you and protect you. I will smile on you and be gracious to you. I will show you My favor and give you My peace.