2 Timothy 3:1-7
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
We have already seen examples in this letter which suggest the presences of false teachers in Ephesus (1:15, 2:16, 23).
Opposition to the truth of God’s word is a tool the enemy uses in his schemes to mesmerise the world and apparently satan has succeeded to a great extent by holding the world with his demonic influence. There is a marked disintegration in the civilisation of the world. There is a mockery to the moral standards that God has established in His word for His creation to be guided and sustained. Unthinkable lifestyles contrary to the very character of God have evolved and the world has compromised and accepted it as norm of life (Psalm 119:136 ). My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.
SATAN HAS DISTORTED THE TRUTH
There will be an increase of false teachers and prophets during this time. They will be self-centered, prideful, and always looking out to fleece people no matter what the circumstances or situation. We are truly living in the “last days.”
We understand that in America alone there are more than 350 sects and cults, and most of them claim to base their doctrines on the Word of God which is absolutely not true.
Another source states there have been between 1,000 and 2,000 new religious movements that has started in the US in the twentieth century.
False cult leaders are usually charismatic and strong willed. They play an emotional game of psychology on their members. They will capitalize on the emotional needs of lost people. These leaders prey on the weak-willed, male or female. False teachers track and attack vulnerable people.
WE HAVE LOST OUR DIRECTION OF WHO WE ARE
The majority of Christians are not concerned about the big picture of God. Instead they see a small picture of God and a big picture of themselves. Therefore they concentrate on their own personal agenda. They build empires for themselves. And they live with a misconception that their lives will never end. They go about thinking every little concern in their live is Gods big concern to fix it for them. As a result they live in a false deceptive mindset that “life is all about them and God is all about focusing on themselves.”
GOD’S PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU THINK
You know what? God has a huge and major concern about His kingdom. There is a colossal damage satan has inflicted upon God’s creation.
Meantime He has made you His Kings and priest according to Rev. 5:10 to rule this earth. If therefore you are His kings and priests and you are in His kingdom, is it not true then, the very atmosphere and rule of His kingdom is suppose to take care of your concerns and well being?
His will be done on earth as it is done in heaven : Matt.6:10
Whatever is decreed in heaven regarding your life will come true for you on this earth.
For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power: 1 Cor. 4:20
GOD IS LOOKING FOR PARTNERS WHO CAN WORK WITH HIM
God is concerned about Kingdom rule and His power on this earth. He is concerned about salvaging this earth by His influence to set the captives free so that He can return and rule once again.
Listen! You are responsible to bring GOD’S agenda to fulfillment. You and I are chosen for this purpose. You are the righteousness of God. You are redeemed by the blood of Jesus bought into His kingdom. You are sanctified, justified and made righteous. You are empowered, renewed in your mind, given the light of the world and placed back into this earth to shine out and push back the dark forces in this world. The Kingdom life-style!
If you sincerely and truthfully obey and follow His agenda you will prosper and be blessed in every area of your life. It’s a Biblical principle right from the old to the New Testament. Please be reminded, God is not after your money but He is concerned about your lack. Remember God prospers and blesses you with a purpose to function and serve Him effectively in His kingdom. To put Him first and not to take this blessing for yourself and give Him the left-overs.
God knows there is a serious problem in this world because of sin. God knows the corruption of sin is leading this world to eternal damnation. And He also knows the ultimate solution to man’s ultimate problem of sin is the “Gospel of Jesus Christ. THE POWER OF GOD. The Kingdom life-style! The Kingdom mentality! The Kingdom Atmosphere! The Domain of God is the very cure and remedy for all human problems in this earth.
The world is in such serious turmoil today because darkness controls this earth. This world system is controlled by satan, he is the God of this world. He has messed up God’s creation.
Therefore you and I are Kingdom carriers and Kingdom enforces. We are God’s instruments! God’s channel by which we can infiltrate the kingdom of darkness with the Kingdom of light. We carry a contagious power of light and anointing to break every yoke of bondage.
Remember Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den (Daniel 6). He carried an anointing of God that was so powerful that transformed the whole atmosphere in the den. He was literally kept unharmed by the hungry lions. Can you see the awesome power of God?
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19
This is the power and legal authority that we need to walk in daily. This is the bigger picture of God that we need to understand and grasp.
We should be standing in the gap and interceding for major national issues and problems that we are facing right now in our own country as well as globally. Unthinkable evil atrocities that are taking place right now across the world are posing a threat to the very existence of civilization. Humans are extremely dehumanized by evil. Let us not take it lightly or carelessly. These are serious times in our history. The clock is ticking and we are running out of time.
Little do we realize that we live each day with an uncertain future not knowing what tomorrow holds for us.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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