Commentary By: Gordon King
The End Times, the Last Days, the Falling Away, all happening now in the world in which we live!
And with each passing day, the darkness will seek to destroy and deceive even the elect! With cunning deception and carefully crafted words, there are those who will attempt to change God’s words, to twist them into saying things that they do not. Beware my friends, and test all things against the written word of God! Yes, even the words contained on this blog. In fact, I encourage you all to test everything that I have written, hold it up to God’s word and see if it is of the Holy Spirit!
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
“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, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.“
1 Timothy 4:1-2
“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,“
In the last days, scripture tells us that there will be a “falling away” from the faith, that many will abandon their beliefs in God, and instead follow the doctrines of demons! I often wonder if these people were ever even saved in the first place? I think not.
The falling away is apostasy, abandoning the beliefs in their God, rebelling against the Creator of the world. These people who fall away will believe the doctrines of demons and give heed to deceiving spirits! They will speak lies and believe them, leading others into destruction.
Do we see this happening now in the church? Yes, we most certainly do! There are those who claim to be believers in Jesus Christ, yet they also believe that there are many ways to heaven. There are those who take the word of God and give it false interpretation, or take it out of the context in which it was written. Many of these teachings will be very subtle, yet sound good. Beware of such teachings, lean not on your own understanding, but follow the lead of the Holy spirit!
In these times of uncertainty, there will come those who proclaim what they say is the truth with boldness and certainty, yet theirs is not of the Holy Spirit. Do not believe all things, until first testing them! Place them in the context of scripture, what does God’s word really say? Is what you are hearing truly what the Lord is telling you? Does it seem as though something is just not right about it? Does what you hear sound different in any way from what the scriptures say? Is it biblical, sound, holy, and true to God?
Many people these days have itching ears, they want to hear things which make them feel good, and look good! Beware of false teachers and false prophets, for many will come in the last days seeking to destroy and lead astray.
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.”
We must know what the bible tells us, we must also rightly divide the word of God!
2 Timothy 2:15
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.“
Scripture is often taken out of context and can be made to say or not say many things. We need to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God! Not rightly dividing the word of God happens for many reasons, sometimes by ignorance, other times to serve an ego, yet at other times it is done purposefully and maliciously!
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t really matter much, what does matter is getting it right. Adhering to the word of God is not just a good thing to do, it is essential in our walk with God!
The Great Falling Away! It is written that it will happen in the last days, and we see it happening now. Why would such a thing happen in the end times? Because, the world is becoming darker, and those not actually following the Lord will be weeded out before the Tribulation period begins, before the rapture of the church!
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.“
Once the church is raptured, the Tribulation period will begin (this is my belief from scripture), then those who did not believe the truth will be given a strong delusion, that they may believe the lie! Those who have fallen away will be part of this group, for they did not believe the truth and took pleasure in unrighteousness.
The times are becoming darker, the falling away is growing, and those taking pleasure in unrighteousness abound. If this is true, then just how much longer before the rapture of the church? How much longer before our Lord and Savior comes to meet us in the clouds, completing His good work in us? I don’t know, but with all of these things happening at what seems like break neck speed, I couldn’t imagine that it will be much longer.
And for this reason it is so very important to walk with God on a daily basis. Understand what you read and what you hear. Test all things, and don’t just take someone’s word for it! Listen to the Holy Spirit whom God has placed inside of you. Know the truth, and be able to discern the truth from lies.
Jesus Christ, please give us all the wisdom, the knowledge, and the ability to discern the truth from lies. Help us to understand Your ways, and make Your will known to us. Forgive us of our sins, and help us to love those who are lost. Have mercy upon us Lord, and may Your glory shine down upon us all! In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!