Commentary By: Gordon King
Evil, violence, wickedness! Be-headings, crucifixion, torture, persecution. What causes people to commit such heinous acts? Who in their right mind could take a knife and cut off another persons head?! And not only that, but while they are still alive, awake and breathing?!!!
Yet, there are many in the world today doing such things to other human beings. Despicable! Many of these people are doing so in the name of their god, Allah. These are demonic acts straight from the pit of hell. These people are either influenced by and/or possessed by demons.
But, to be fair, these are not the only ones committing such atrocities. There are many other people in the world performing just as gruesome acts. Many against their own family members, men, women, and even children. These acts of evil are also from demonic activity, from the pit of hell.
The world has taken a turn my friends. It has walked through a gate of sin, immorality, and wickedness! For many there is no turning back. They have sealed their fate and are destined for eternal damnation. The only way for them to be saved is a change of attitude, heart, and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Yet, they have seared their conscience, have hearts of stone, and have blinded their eyes to the truth.
The world is a disgusting place, full of insolence, hatred, and lies. It has become a den of thieves, full of indulging pleasure seekers, replete with the ideation of “self” first. Whatever one can imagine, one can have. Without morals or values, anything goes.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.“
There are many who say that they want to become a Christian, yet are unwilling to change, to repent of their sins. Instead, they twist and turn the word of God to fit their immoral lifestyle. They take what is holy and righteous, and make it nothing more than words on paper. Words, which to them, have the meaning of whatever they desire. This is how they justify their lifestyle, by taking the word of God out of context, by twisting it and bending it to fit their mold. They live for sin, yet claim to be Christians, blasphemy! This is rebellion against God. Homosexuality is a sin, yet a homosexual can become a Christian if he or she first repents of their sin. The same is true for adulterers, drug addicts, thieves, liars, and murderers. Sin is sin. If you do not repent of your sins, but instead choose to live a sinful lifestyle, then you cannot truly become a Christian, no matter what the sin. Does that mean that he or she will never struggle with homosexual thoughts or desires? No. We all struggle with sin, we all fall, and we all need to repent. However, with that being said, we must try to avoid the sin, to walk away from it and live a godly life (Christ-like).
“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
This is the world in which we now live. Evil and wickedness prevail, morals and values are on a steady decline. The things of God are being trashed and trampled upon. Christianity is being torn apart at the seams. The church as we once knew it is gone! It is becoming a new church, a church of tolerance and acceptance of all and of everything.
1 Timothy 4:1
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,”
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
“And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.“
The church is being divided into the true church and false churches. There are those who still represent the true church of the living God. The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. He is the one and only true living God of the universe my friends, Jesus Christ. He shall stand by her and protect her until He takes her out-of-the-way. This is the true church of God Almighty! It is the light of the world. The beacon of hope for a hurting world. Shining her light into the darkness, exposing the evil and leading the way. The way to truth, the way to salvation, Jesus Christ!
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,”
2 Thessalonians 2:7
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”
The world is becoming more twisted, more confusing, and more sinful. Things which were once clear and easily understood are now becoming difficult and complicated. It’s not so easy to see the forest through the trees anymore. The secular world has ways of twisting what is wrong into something that seems right. Their arguments sound reasonable, and their reasoning seems justified. Human reasoning is flawed, it is foolishness. We must be able to discern right from wrong, and good from evil. The only way to be able to do this is through the Holy Spirit of God Almighty! It is through Him that we have direction, guidance, wisdom, and understanding. It is only through Him that we have the ability to accurately discern good from evil, right from wrong.
When things in this world happen over and over again, repeating themselves on a daily basis, they become commonplace, they become normal. We begin to see evil as not so bad anymore, wickedness as just part of our daily lives. What was good is now bad, and what was bad is now good. We become “desensitized” to the wickedness around us. This is what is now happening in the world today my friends. We are being conditioned to see the “good” as “bad”, and the “bad” as “good”. This is a societal change, a world change. To the secular world, this is normal and how society adjusts to the changing times. But, to the believer in Jesus Christ, this is sin and rebellion against God. This is deception and lies, twisting of the truth.
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
The only way to see the “good” as “good, and the “bad” as “bad” is to be a born again, bible believing Christian! Thats it! No other way. We must stay close to our God, walk with Him daily, and give Him thanks in all things. For He is our Provider, our Comforter, our Protector, our Counselor, our Friend, and our Savior! It is He and He alone who gives us the ability to discern the spirits, to discern right from wrong, truth from lies. Amen
The world is changing rapidly. The signs of the times are all around us. I stand on the wall now, blowing the warning trumpet, clanging the cymbals, for the time is at hand my friends. We are witnessing the times of the end. Bible prophecy is coming to pass. The Spirit of the Lord is in the world, leading His children, guiding them to do His will on earth. The demons are also here, busy and hard at work in an attempt to destroy what God has created. We are in a battle, a battle between the spirits of good and evil. Choose which master you will serve. If you are a Christian, then donn the full armor of God. This is the time to be ready, not next year, or the year after, now! If you are not a true, bible believing Christian, then I strongly urge you to repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior now!
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Our time is short in this world, but the times may be even shorter. God is speaking, He is telling us to be ready! He has given us warning and expects us to keep watch. Make sure that your lamp is filled with oil, ready yourself for the Lord and His will. Listen to what the Spirit of God is telling you, for He is speaking, but are you listening?!
God Bless my friends…until next time! Maranatha!