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Brothers, here in the 3rd chapter of the book of 2nd Timothy we are being told what will come to pass in the last days. Timothy the son of Paul, is teaching us here by the inspired word of God.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
We are now in the last days before Jesus' soon appearing to catch away us His Church.
Read the next few verses as God is showing you the traits, the words, and the lifestyle that you see in this day that we now live.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Brothers, we are told here in verse 5 to turn away from such people as these. That they will profess to have a form of godliness, but in God's eyes they are evil. We as children of God are not to have company with these people.
Now go back and study each word, and stop to realize people of this day to see that they are all around us.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
God tells us here that these people will be for ever learning. Are not the people of this day continually learning something knew from mankind, and this information world that we live in. But, he tells us that with all of their learning they are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Brothers, the truth of God's word escapes them. They become more and more self righteous to the point that they believe themselves to be good, and they themselves despise those of us who know Jesus and try every day to actually do good, and walk Christ like.
We Christians are despised by the world in this day.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
Brothers, verse 9 says that these people shall proceed no further. This is the last generation. He says that they resist the truth (God's Holy Word), and that their minds are corrupt concerning the faith.
Now continue with verse 10 and read what we as Children of God are to do, and become if we are not already walking in this truth.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Brothers, God will deliver us through any troubles or tribulations of this life. He says that all who live godly will suffer persecution. We are indeed now being persecuted by Islamic Terrorist who kill all Christians that they find all around the world.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Brothers, evil men will only get worse and worse, verse 13. But we are to continue in the faith that is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
All scripture is profitable for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.
Brothers, please look around you at this world and the evilness of their ways. Pray that they will come under conviction by the Holy Spirit and accept and know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The time is so very late please be a witness to all who will accept the truth of Jesus.
God bless you my brothers,
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