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Summer Newsletter 2021
“The Last Days”
By McKade Marshall
By Biblical definition, we are living in the Last Days. The Apostle John tells us in 1 John 2:18 (NLT), “Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.” The way we know we are living in the final days just before the great and glorious Judgment Day before God’s throne is by the state of the world we are in. The Bible tells us repeatedly that the Last Days will be full of trials and tribulation. The world will grow colder and colder towards God, His Word, and His people. However, in the Last Days God also tells us that He is going to move in more powerful ways than the world has ever seen before.
You have been appointed by God to be alive during the Last Days.
Before time began, God already destined you to be alive during the Last Days. 1 Peter 1:20 (NLT) tells us, “God chose Him [Jesus] as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days He has been revealed for your sake.” Jesus came into the world to redeem us. The old order of animal sacrifices and laws written on tablets have been fulfilled in Christ. The name Christ actually means “the anointed one”. As a Christian bearing Christ’s name, you have been anointed by God in Him as well. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV) says, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” The reason you feel opposition from the world when you are trying to do what is right and follow God is because the world is already filled with the antichrist spirit.
The antichrist spirit is the anti-anointing spirit. It cannot and will not accept the Word of God, the anointing of God, nor Jesus as the Anointed One. The world also will not receive the anointing that is on you, because it is the same anointing that was on Jesus. The good news is God has already anointed us to stand firm and not waver in these last days. When the devil tried to destroy the Anointed One, who is Jesus, it actually released the anointing from Heaven to break forth all over the earth in His name. This is why Jesus tells His disciples in John 16:7 (NKJV), “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
The Holy Spirit is now here to accompany us in the Last Days.
We need the Holy Spirit in order to overcome the world in the time we are in. Because we are in the Last Days, we need God’s power living and operating through us. Without Christ’s Spirit, we are fruitless. Our work is going to be judged one day, and we need God in order to fulfill His plans for our lives. 1 Peter 1:17 (NIV) says, “Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.” This world is not our home. We are merely passing through it on our way to our eternal home. What we do in the in-between is really a mission trip. How you spend your time on earth will determine your eternal destination. Having a reverent fear of God means we love God, but we also know that there is a consequence when He is intentionally disobeyed and ignored.
While we all want to believe the world is going to become a better place as time goes on, the truth is eventually things are going to get very difficult before the trumpet sounds for Christ’s Second Return. We are all called to believe for revival and do our part as ministers of God; however, there is going to be darkness in the world until Christ returns. The Apostle Paul warns us of this, saying in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV), “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”
There are many people around the world of different religious and cultural backgrounds that practice good morals, such as being kind to others. While it is great to have good morals, without the Holy Spirit people are only adhering to a form of godliness. Those who may even do good works but do not acknowledge God are denying His Spirit and His power. No amount of good works can justify a person before God, nor can it get someone into Heaven. The only way into Heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ. In the Last Days, this unadulterated message of Christ as the only way to Heaven is going to be rejected by the majority. It will be written off as too closed minded, or even legalistic. 1 John 4:2-3 (NASB) tells us, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and now it is already in the world.” While the Antichrist in the very last days has not been revealed yet, the spirit of the Antichrist is already at work in the world.
You are an overcomer through the Spirit of Christ in you.
When you profess Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you are set apart from the spirit of the antichrist. You are redeemed and sealed by the Spirit of God that dwells in you. God has big plans for you to fulfill in these Last Days. When you seek God by spending time in prayer and reading the Bible, your faith is growing stronger. As your faith grows, the power of God in you grows. The Bible tells us that things are going to speed up and knowledge is going to rapidly increase in the Last Days. Daniel 12:4 (NLT) says, “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.”
I believe we are living in the “time of the end” Daniel was seeing through his prophetic vision.
Over the past century, travel has escalated to a level never seen before in history. Airplanes can shuttle people to the other side of the planet in a matter of hours, and cars can travel much faster than any chariot or horse wagon of the past. As for Daniel’s revelation that knowledge would increase in the end times, we are living in these days of rapidly growing knowledge. With the invention of the computer, then smart phones, and other incredible advanced technologies, knowledge is growing at an exponential rate. The amount of data that can be stored in a computer and processed for all sorts of uses is astounding. Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprises said it had built the world’s largest single-memory computing system with 160 terabytes of data. For perspective, 1 terabyte is equivalent to 1,000 gigabytes. 1 gigabyte is equivalent to 1,000 megabytes. Your smartphone or other smart devices could have anywhere from a few gigabytes up to a terabyte.
When you think about how powerful an iPhone, a tablet, or a computer is and what all these devices can do, it is phenomenal. With downloadable applications that can perform advanced functions, your smartphone can be used to run your entire office, make phone calls, watch movies, take pictures, record videos, check your email, order pizza, read online books, and so forth. We are living in unprecedented times. There has never been a period of history quite like it! With such powerful technologies at our fingertips, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to use what God has given us for His purposes. We can use the wealth of information and technology at our disposal for the good or for the bad. We all have a freewill to choose how we are going to use what has been set before us.
We are in a season when God is speeding things up.
As knowledge continues to increase, the Church needs to be on board with what is going on in the modern world. Even though the Scriptures were written many years ago, every word is still relevant and absolutely true. King Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV), “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” The pursuits of mankind are nothing new. While technologies will advance and new generations will come, everything still hinges on the eternal word and divine power of God. Your faith is the most powerful force on earth. Even technology must yield to your faith, because your faith is what releases the all-consuming fire and power of God. Hebrews 11:3 (NASB) says, “By faith we understand that the world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible.”
The visible world our eyes can see is subject to the word of God. The invisible attributes of God are far greater than the physical universe. We walk by faith and not by sight because our faith overrides what our eyes see. In the Last Days, our eyes are going to see some very dark days. Global pandemics and natural disasters are just the “birthing pangs” (see Matthew 24:8) of what is coming. The Last Days are going to grow very dark. However, we shouldn’t be discouraged or distraught because this only means Christ’s return is drawing near. As the night is darkest just before the dawn, so the end of times will be also. Knowing this should ignite our faith in excitement that the Kingdom of God is closing in on us! We are going to witness revival accompanied with signs, wonders, and miracles like never before.
Even right now I believe you are going to see the miraculous hand of God move as you release your faith. Believing for more of Him is what alters the course of your life for the better. God specializes in doing the impossible. Recently, the Lord gave me three words about what He is doing in the lives of His people. He told me He was bringing REVELATION, VINDICATION, and PROMOTION. When God gives you a revelation, He makes something known to you that is important. Next, when God brings vindication, He makes your wrongs right. He straightens your path so you can go further, faster. Finally, after God has revealed something to you and vindicated you, He brings the promotion. Promotion is when God promotes you to the next level of your journey. You graduate and move on to bigger things.
Your life is on an upward trajectory.
The Heavenly call of God is drawing your spirit higher every day as you seek Him (Philippians 3:14). Everywhere you go you are taking new territory for the Kingdom of God (Joshua 1:3). There is no place too dark for God’s light in you to overpower it (Psalm 91:13, Luke 10:19). You have God living in you, and He is working through you. In the final chapters of time we have been given the authority to reverse the devil’s policies and agendas (1 John 3:8). We are called to be bright lights of Christ in a darkened world that is under the influence of the enemy. God can take any piece of your life and use it for the good. He can speak to the dry bones and barren places to bring about new life.
God can take the things you have been through in the past and recycle the experience. He can repurpose your experiences for His glory (Romans 8:28). Nothing you have been through is ever wasted when you surrender to His will. It is when we surrender that God can accelerate the blessings He has planned for our lives. Unhindered prayers come when we are operating from a place of love and humility for God and for others (1 Peter 3:7). Just as knowledge and travel will continue to increase in the Last Days, God’s Kingdom is going to increase and advance as well. We are living in a season when God is speeding things up.
This summer is the start of a significant period of a spiritual and economic boom.
How you position yourself in the coming weeks and months is so important. Proverbs 16:3 (NCV) promises us, “Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” How you prepare today will open the door for a better future tomorrow. The way you prepare is by seeking the Lord first (Matthew 6:33). It is from a place of worship and commitment to the Lord that His plans for you begin to unfold. I believe you are going to experience greater measures of success in your business, your ministry, and your relationships as you press into God’s will for you life. One reason MLM Publishing continues to grow on a daily basis is because of prayer partners and generous donors like you. We could not continue to reach more people every day with gospel videos, newsletters, and books without the prayers of our faithful partners in ministry.
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I declare this summer you are flourishing. You have been created and designed to run boldly in faith during the Last Days. God has a specific purpose and plan He wants to fulfill through you. As you position yourself for what is coming by spending time in the Word of God and prayer, angels are lining up your footsteps. Your spirit man is being made stronger for upcoming battles. The Holy Spirit in you is being kindled fresh and anew. Your divine revelation, vindication, and promotion are on the way. You are being catapulted to new levels of success and victory through Christ. With the Lord’s help, there is nothing you cannot achieve! I love you so much, and I am praying for you every single day.
Flourishing in Faith,
McKade “Levi” Marshall
Author of “Finding Your Keys”, “BREATHE”, and “Tasting the Goodness of God”
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