Sunday, February 12, 2006
Perilous Times. What to do!
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:1,2
Nothing new is happening. We have been informed throughout the Scripture of that which is to come. Are you surprised about the lawlessness in the land? Doesn't God's word mention that all these things MUST happen before the return of Christ?
Should you try to stop this "process" and correct the sin of the ungodly, protest or campaign against the wicked ones? Perhaps, you've tried to force the laws of God on the shoulders of them that reject Him, instead of being busy with admonishing the Body of Christ.
Is this what you're suppose to do?
It is God's Spirit who convicts of sin, without this any human effort is futile. The believer is called to preach the Good News of salvation in Christ, presenting the Kingdom of God, while walking holy themselves, before the face of God.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 2 Timothy 3:12-14
The servant of God needs to teach the truth of His word to the Body of Christ; to admonish, to reproof, to correct and to instruct in righteousness. Let us not be sidetracked from that which is expected from His followers.
Let the world look after its own affairs. For what has light to do with darkness?
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
2 Timothy 2:24-26