Holding On The Last Half-Hour
The problem of obtaining great things from God lies in the problem of holding on the last half-hour. The pressure just now on the saints of God means the test whether they will hold on during the last half-hour which precedes the dawn.
The conflict is intensifying into pressure which is harder to hold through than sharp attacks of the enemy. “He … shall wear out the saints,” was the warning issued by Daniel to God’s people of this hour (Dan. 7:25). This wearing out process is harder to recognize as of the foe than the more terrifying “roaring “ of the lion in hell.
The Church is entering the “last half-hour”. There is a pressure of the Adversary which needs all the sustaining power of God to enable His people to hold through. Nevertheless the pressure will increase until we are pressed out of all strength and hope outside of God. And why? “That we should not trust in ourselves but in God” (2 Cor. 1:9).