Matthew 24:12 – And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Waxed= means to grow, or increase in size; to grow; to become larger.
In chapter 24 of Matthew, Jesus fortells or gives a prophecy concerning the future to his disciples. The entire chapter is full of “WARNINGS” of what’s to come in the future. In other words, the signs of the end times. The end is not yet, but the beginning of great sorrow throughout the universe has begun.
Because of sin, the hearts of man has “waxed cold”! “Waxed cold” is another word for a stony heart. A hardened heart.
Why is the heart of man compared to a stone at all? Because, like a stone it is cold and hard. The bible calls it “waxed”! When are hearts are cold, it affects our hearing and our doing.
The Gospel does not make any sense to one whose heart has been harden towards it. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. A fool says in his heart that there is no God!
Oh how prevalent has the hearts of many grown “waxed cold” in our world today, concerning God’s truth.
If you are here on this site reading this blog and know that your heart has been harden concerning the things of God, you are not here by chance. God is speaking directly to you! On today, I urge you, I beg you, I plea with you on today to surrender to Jesus. Surrendering to Him means letting go of who you think you are and seeing yourself as God sees you. Admitting that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. You must be willing to be broken for the sake of salvation. Jesus is calling you! He says come unto me all ye that are labor and are a heavy laden and I will give you rest. A waxed cold heart is a heaven burden to carry. A yoke that must be destroyed!
We have a choice. We can either fall on the stone and be completely broken to pieces or we can resist Him and have it one day fall upon us and smash us to dust.
If sin has abound in your heart and has caused it to become waxed cold, it is never too late to repent. Jesus will wash your heart clean and reheat it once again with the fire of the Holy Spirit. When wax is cold it is solid, but as it begins to heat up by the power of the Holy spirit, it begins to melt and when it has become hot it can then be poured into molds to shape it. It can flow through channels, if kept hot and therefore continue to move freely at God’s command.
Jeremiah 24:7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
Philippians 2:13 -For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Do tell the Lord thank you for one day melting the wax in our hearts with his light from His burning furnace called the “Holy Spirit”!
I love you all with the love of Christ!