Summary: We are living in the time of the end.If there’s a time, both heavens and earth are interested, it is now. It has been predicted ever in the Word of life.
IN A TIME LIKE THESE
Beloved, You are welcome to THE TRUMPETER. Remember, It’s a moment we are sharing the UNDILUTED word of God, preparing the saints for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. It's a moment we also look at the amazing facts happening in the world today and understanding them in the light of the revealed word of God. We also use this medium to warn the unbelieving world about the fast approaching judgement of God
In this edition, we are going to look at dangerous spirits prevalent in this age. It can be seen in a life, church,family and nation. The revelation of this message will shock you.
Let us pray.
In the Name of Jesus Christ......Amen
Our Heavenly father, sanctify us with your word for your word is truth. Minister knowledge and wisdom to us through your revelation and bring us to the fullness of your understanding. Thank you Lord,as all glory will be returned to you through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Subject is, ‘IN A TIME LIKE THESE’
2 Timothy chapter 3 verses 1 -7
“But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away. For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth”
If there’s a time, both heavens and earth are interested, it is now. It has been predicted ever in the Word of life. Many prophets of old saw this day and prophesied about it. The Word of God is infallible and settles forever. St. Paul, in the New Testament saw this age and told his son in the faith, Timothy about the activities and lifestyle of mankind which may be on display during the end of the age. The perilous hour is here with us. The NIV of the Bible pointed it aright.
"But mark this: there will be terrible times in the last days"
The Bible New Living Translation begins this way,
"You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days, there will be very difficult times”
In a time like these, many things are happening in the world both positive and negative- and that too fast. I spoke about Titanic in our previous edition on the topic-“It's midnight” Really, there is shaking going on now economically, materially, socially and spiritually. Even, the scientists would tell you that the planet earth is undergoing some changes. In the midst of all these, the word of God is unchanging.
David said in Psalms 119 verse 89;
“For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven”
Almost all human lifestyles and characters pointed out in the passage where we read are here with us. Time may fail if I go through them one after the other but remember, I do say, when any age is about to close, there is always unprecedented rise of wickedness and unrighteousness.
In the last days, men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un thankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than God. In short, men shall have God in their mouth but not their hearts. This is having the form of godliness, but denying its power.
Beloved, Believe me, this is the time St. Paul was referring to. This present age will witness the coming of the Lord and the manifestation of the Antichrist- the personality I will not wish you to meet.
As I pray for your well-being and blessings from above, I must not fail to address you about the present age we live.
I don't want you to be a victim of many Satanic agenda of this time.
So, you should know that an age is a period of time that has a definite beginning and a definite end.
Even in the midst of iniquity and wickedness, Christ gave his promise to be with his followers till the end of the age in the book of Matthew chapter 28 verse 20.
He concluded " And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world" Amen!
What an assurance of victory!
There, the King James Version reads "world". But the correct translation is "age". In a number of places we have "world" when it should read "age"
We are now living in a time and age that had a beginning and will have a definite end. This age began with the coming of The Lord to this earth to die and will end with the coming of Christ to reign as king of kings and Lord of Lords.