1 Timothy 4:1-3 King James Version
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
2 Timothy 3:1-13 King James Version
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
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.
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…
…12 Yea, and allthat will live godly in Christ Jesus shallsuffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
In a recent conversation in a “Christian” group on FB we were discussing, debating, and lamenting the way things are going, and have been going for over a hundred years, since 1912, in the world, but primarily in America. I want to believe a well meaning soul, yet quite delusional, chimed in and said all this talk about the way things are was “negative”, and that The Holy Spirit could do more in three seconds than all the talk we could ever do. While God IS capable of anything, God will NEVER violate His Word.
So…what does God say in His Word concerning whether we we will “Rise”….or we are in the very LAST of The Last moments of time just before The Lord Jesus Christ comes to catch His Bride, The Church, away from what is about to come upon this earth?
The biggest problem is NOT in discussing this with unbelievers, even most of them sense, have a gut feeling that things are very bad, and getting worse regardless of what any person or party says.
No. The problems, confusion, division, and chaos of views lies predominantly within “The Church“. I have “The Church” in quotes because NOT ALL who say they are a part of The Bride of Christ, The Blood Bought Church, actually ARE a part. Scriptural texts stating so: HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , and HERE .
I take great pains to make it clear the confusion BEGINS at and IN “The Church”…and that is precisely where God’s Judgment WILL begin as well. Soooo, once again, what DOES God’s Word say is going to happen? Will America Rise? OR….will the entire planet continue to sink in wickedness setting themselves up for The ANTI-Christ?
Back to the comment that predicated this article: “The Holy Spirit could do more in three seconds than all the talk we could ever do.” Sounds good. BUT, is it true? The commenter states that The Holy Spirit, or any of the other two in The Triune Godhead, would arbitrarily move and work in a manner that directly violated man’s free will, and also directly violated God’s own Word.
God IS indeed Sovereign, but He has an Eternal Plan, God wants mankind to come to HIM in love, and enter into a relationship of love, faith, and trust. And the stage we are in now is God calling out His Church, to be clean, true, right, washed and sanctified in Christ’s Blood, so that when He sends The Lord Jesus Christ for His Bride, we ARE washed and sanctified in Christ’s precious blood, praying, working, and looking for His SOON appearing.
The Commenter also neglected that since God at this time will NOT violate any man’s free, moral will, and God will NEVER violate His Word, God’s Holy Spirit moves/works WHERE and with WHOM invites Him.
Any soul that humbles themselves before the mighty hand of God, prays sincerely in faith, seeks God’s Face/Glory, and turns FROM their wicked ways, draws nigh TO God, and submits themselves unto God, The Lord God has promised to hear, forgive, heal, and draw nigh to them.
God’s Word is clear. He WILL respond to sincere and earnest repentance.
BUT there is NO call, NO cry, NO acknowledgment of a NEED to, or DESIRE to repent at even a CITY level, let alone a state, national, and certainly not a global level.
God’s Word is ALSO CRYSTAL CLEAR in that we are living in The Last Days, The Appointed Day of The Lord IS at hand.
Contrary to what blasphemers and heretics within “The Church” say things will NOT, and are NOT “getting better and better”.
Quite the opposite is what The Lord Jesus says. From Matthew chpater 24, excerpts:
“…4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…
…33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…
In closing, Scripture goes on to emphatically state: I TIMOTHY 4:1-3 ; II TIMOTHY 3:1-13 ; II TIMOTHY 4:1-10 ; II THESSALONIANS 2:1-12 , and I JOHN 5:19 … that the entire world is wicked and only getting MORE wicked.
IF perchance what The Lord Jesus Christ HIMSELF said above was not enough, let me post the text of I John 5:19-
1 John 5:19 King James Version
19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
Now the “Domionists”, “Elevation”, “Bethel”, “Hillsong”, “Kingdom Now”, and other assorted heretics and blasphemers of the prosperity “gospel”, “Word of Faith”, and “Positive Confession” cults are just like the FALSE PROPHETS in Jeremiah’s day…prophesying soft, easy, prosperity, blessing, and a mighty renewal and “rise” in America…
BUT God IS clear:
Isaiah 8:20 King James Version
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
This is NOT popular- but it’s truth.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.