In part 2 of our series on ‘Closing the Year with Persistence’, we look at ‘The Crucial Need For Endurance’. When the Lord described what the last days would be like, He painted a frightening picture. He then reinforced the need for endurance and perseverance in Matt 24:13, because it’s only those who persevere and endure to the end, who will be saved. This whole business of the last days requires careful attention and preparation. If you don’t prepare yourself now by building up your spiritual stamina and reserves, believe me, when the pressures of the last days bear upon you, you won’t make it to the end.