2 Timothy 3:1-5
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
It’s amazing how people don’t realize that the events that took place centuries ago are still happening today. All the devil did was just change the name to make it appealing to every generation. There were false prophets among the people then, just as there are false prophets and teachers now. False prophets and teachers are among those who secretly introduce destructive heresies, deny the sovereign Lord who made them, and are oblivious of the fact that they bring swift destruction on themselves.
Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality, and because of them, Jesus Christ and his truth is slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago and their destruction is on the way. For God did not spare even the angels when they sinned, He cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment (2 Peter 2:1-4).
We are living in the last days, as most of us who are not blind can see. That’s why the Bible reminds us in 2 Peter 3:3-4 that in the last days there will be scoffers (mockers, people who don’t care) who will laugh at the truth, and do every evil thing they desire; This will be their argument: “Jesus promised to come back, did He? Then where is He? Why, as far back as anyone can remember, everything has remained the same since the world was created?” However, if they follow the course of history and allow God to reveal His truth they would see the changes, because the natural man can’t receive the things of the Spirit of God, because they are foolishness to him (1 Corinthians 2:14).
For all those people who are searching for the Messiah and other ways to God, Jesus said it best in John 5:39-43,
“You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of me, but you are not willing to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men, but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you; I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; but if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”
People in the latter days underestimate the power of God, totally forgetting or disregarding the fact that God did not spare the ancient world, except for Noah and his family of seven(Genesis 6-8). Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment, then God destroyed the whole world of ungodly people with a vast flood. Later He (God) turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into heaps of ashes, and swept them off the face of the earth, this you can read in Genesis 19. This was an example of what will happen to ungodly people; however He did rescue Lot who was righteous (2 Peter 2:5-10).
The Lord knows how and when to rescue godly people from their trials, even while punishing the wicked straight up to his return and judgement day. Matthew 5:19-20 tells us that,
“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of Heaven; But whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven.”
Which path are you on? What is your excuse now? What will it take? How long must God wait for you? Listen time is running out. Look around you, are things getting better or worse, doesn’t same-sex marriages remind you of Sodom and Gomorrah? Well if you are interested in turning your life around go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. This is not the time to play with God. Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God, Our Savior, be glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me to minister to His people. To Him belong majesty, dominion, and power now and forever. May He also grant His children the spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as they receive His word, in Jesus’ name, Amen.