Daniel 12:10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are WISE WILL UNDERSTAND.

We are living in the last days. Let me say it again. WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS. But let me stop at this. I am continually surprised at the foolishness of the intelligent….yes, of the intellectually intelligent! The one who has the ability to forecast almost about everything EXTERNAL, yet has no slightest clue about the forecast of the INTERNAL. Then there comes a time where the explanation of the external cannot bring relieve to the need of the internal. I saw it last week in my country, Poland. People reaching out for answers after the presidential plane crash. But instead of finding relief, I saw the multiplying of questions which seemed to lack any conclusive answers.

But now more than ever, I see a deep truth from the book of Daniel

But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the TIME OF THE END. MANY WILL GO HERE AND THERE TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE. Daniel 12:4

Instead of reaching out for WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, I see people reaching out for KNOWLEDGE. I see an increase in knowledge yet…I see no change in the knowledge bearers. And while the ones who bear knowledge seems to be the ones standing out among the crowds, I see another. They are MANY. And while they may not have a place in the public standing to share out their opinions or values, God is working on them…from the inside. It might be painful but it doesn’t show from the outside. DISCIPLINE is a word they have come to love. They UNDERSTAND righteousness and justice.

God is looking for WISDOM SEEKERS, God is looking for UNDERSTANDING SEEKERS. Are you one of them?

Psalms 94:8-12 Take heed, you senseless ones among the people; you FOOLS, when will you BECOME WISE? Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Does he who DISCIPLINES NATIONS not punish? Does he who teaches lack knowledge? THE LORD KNOWS THE THOUGHTS OF MAN; he know they are futile. Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law.

And while the wicked may seem from a time, wiser than you and I, the truth is, they have eyes but do not see, ears but do not hear, have knowledge yet lack understanding. But you, child of God…rejoice because you have wisdom and understanding of the times we are living in. Learn to love the law of the Lord and his discipline because out if it, you will be PURIFIED, SANCTIFIED AND GLORIFIED in Him at his second coming!


  1. Amen, Amen! This needed to be said! I am dumb struck by how blinded many people are. I mean I sit back and say, “Really, are you serious?” And they are so sure they are right and we are not only wrong, but, small minded little pions. But, the word says, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess He is Lord. -AMEN!

    • Tiffany,

      Yes…we need to keep our eyes fixed and focus…as we press with the message that He is coming back. God wants us to do our part and leave the rest to Him.



  2. What I think is interesting as well is the fact that the ‘intellectuals’ have found so many ways to explain away the world events. Pray that we don’t be lulled to sleep by their ‘explanations’. The trees are budding and the signs of His coming are nothing to ignore! Thanks Gladwell.

    • Hi Mike,

      How so very true. The world is groaning in pain…and the ‘intellectuals’ explain away the very things they ought to be vigilant about. As the Word says, they will be saying, Peace, peace and sudden destruction will come and overtake them. I am seeking out for His wisdom.

      God bless you,


  3. Gladwell,

    So happy to read your post and what amazed me was that these thoughts were with me for past few weeks…have been thinking a lot about Jesus’ second coming..and how soon it is going to be…Thank you for that powerful thought. When the intellects are hidden from the internal truths…they are revealed to some.

    God Bless Sis,
    Rani John

    • Rani,

      Yes…the word says in Luke 7:35 But Wisdom is proved right by all her children. We are the children of wisdom. Of late…I see the interconnection between working out our salvation with fear and trembling with the need for wisdom to maintain our WORKOUT. Without Wisdom…the fear of the Lord is soon replaced by familiarity.

      Blessing to you my dear,


  4. Hi Gladwell, that’s God speaking in your words and what a refreshing He has given. It is in line with the unusual turn He is pushing me to take my writings to…I will follow Him…I will serve Him…Me and my house!!!

    P.S. Thanks I needed this!

    Love E

    • Hi Elaine,

      I am glad today’s article spoke to your circumstances as the Lord takes on on a different direction in your ministry of the word. I will stand with you and by you in prayer and you wait for the clear direction. He is more than able….and FAITHFUL!

      Blessings to you, my dearest!


  5. Gladwell,

    This is very excellent. I’m not a fan of second coming pieces, usually, because the tendency is to teach along side the demon of fear, but you captured the message of hope without that.

    Well done. You went after the truth and laid it out plain to see. Those who do not, choose to do so.

  6. Gladwell!

    Tonight (and the last many days) I have been watching “last days” sermons. Markus and I are captivated by the need to spread the message as we are DEFINITELY in the last days. I encourage you and your readers to watch the links I have added to my new post tonight. My message to all you don’t believe is to turn to Jesus NOW and give Him your whole heart because YOU believe HE is the truth. Don’t be one of those left behind to face the world under the antichrist who is the great deceiver! I fear for you and God wants ALL to come to Him.

    Hope you are being led in your move to a new home and in your daily walk.

    Much love,

    • Hi Gina,

      Wow, I would love to watch the sermons. Yes…Jesus is coming back…sooner than most of us might think. Thank you for the power-packed words. God is looking for a witness in us and through us.

      God bless you, my sister.


  7. Gladwell,
    Thank you for this devotion, it highlights something that is on my heart. Knowledge and information do not equal wisdom and discipline. God bless you sister, welcome back!

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