And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
Do you find this hard to do? Gently instruct those who are wicked, do not argue or quarrel in hopes that God will give them repentance. When you go on and look into verses 1-5 you see that people are selfish, abusive, ungrateful and so on. This makes giving a gentle answer or a turning of the cheek difficult. These are the days that we are living in friends; last days.
We, as brothers and sisters in Christ, need to encourage each other, build each other up in Jesus and the Gospel. Supporting each other through prayer, knowing that one day we will be rewarded in a way we could never imagine. As brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, we need to stick together as a family whether we live side by side or on the other ends of the earth. We are all family and together we work as one body under Christ. During these times when we are trying to follow the word of God and others are so worldly that they are wearing us down and we become frustrated and fed up with doing right because it seems nobody else is doing right, then this is when we need to come together and pray. Our prayers offered up to God are very powerful and accomplish much in the spiritual world. Do you think that Satan's followers are standing by idly? No way!! They are fasting, praying and offering blood sacrifices to their god against Christians, against our children. This is a spiritual war and they are fighting and sticking together.
Brinnng! Christians, it is time to wake up and put on the armour of God and fight against the principalities and rulers of this earth. We need to stand side by side watching each others back for the forces of evil are strong and becoming stronger each day as people become lovers of self.
Kimberly, Mining for Diamonds, is in a 'woman of faith' contest, (which, by the way, there are still 2 days left to vote), I have been supporting her almost every day with my vote and while looking through some of the blogs that are running as 'faith blogs' I was noticing that there are a lot of witches running for near top 25 in this contest. While looking through one of these blogs I opened up the comments on one of the posts and was not really surprised to see that these witches are sticking together to protect their own. I was very sad to see that there were not that many Christians coming together to support those that were being trampled upon, so to speak. This is reality. This is the last days.
|2 Timothy 3:2|
Join me in prayer as we fight alongside Jesus.