These Are The Last Days

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, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  (2Ti 3:1-4 KJV)

When most people think of the “last days” or “end of times”, images of Bible scripture from Matthew Chapter 24 or Revelations come to mind. We envision earthquakes, wars, famines, plagues, and disease. Although those things are beginning and will only intensify, Paul told the young pastor Timothy what the people of the last days would be like before Christ returns and clearly shows that we are in the last days.

Paul said the people of the last days would be lovers of themselves, have you noticed how the love of many waxes cold? How divided the masses have become? Natural affection for fellow human beings is disappearing, bringing with it no value for human life. Last day people would be covetous. More than ever people have forsaken the righteousness of God for the material gains of this world at any cost. Many are boasting of how good they are and how proud they are of their “toys” they have stacked up for the world to see. Many blasphemers shake their hands at the church and say “I don’t need your Jesus”. They love the pleasures of this world more than sacrificing and serving God and our communities. It seems many children have become disobedient to parents as the idea of Biblical families has been trampled underfoot for the sake of political correctness. Entertainers and politicians have become highminded thinking somehow they know better than God and dismiss the Bible as a fable. One certain entertainer recently went so far as to say Christians are mentally ill if they have heard the voice of Jesus. That would make most of the Bible great’s people with metal illness. It is nothing more than being despisers of good.

I wish I could expound further but I hope within this small space of words I have shown you, friends, we are in the last days. This is not the time to buy generators and store food supplies. It is time to fill our church pews and open our Bibles. It is time to pray and seek God’s face. It is time to stand up and share the Good News of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, not only in word but also in a life before the world that is pleasing to God.

Bishop F. L. Wilson is the Pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Grenada MS and the host of the Power of the Cross radio show airing on 92.3 and 96.9 FM Sundays at 8am. For more on the ministry visit www.grenadachurch.com


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