LIGHT CONTRASTED IN THE DARKNESS: WE ARE TO BE CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT… NOT DARKNESS.
SOME THINK THAT THESE FOLLOWING VERSES APPLY “ONLY TO THE WORLD OF THE LOST” ……
But….. If you will read the “CONTEXT” of the verses and also… NOTE TO WHOM THE BOOK IS WRITTEN AND WHY… You will discover the REAL SHOCK. Paul was writing to the “CHURCH” and he was writing about HOW TO CONDUCT A CHURCH AND WHAT TO BELIEVE AND DO. THIS BOOK IS CALLED A “PASTORAL EPISTLE” So taking this into consideration…
THIS PASSAGE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE “COMING CONDITIONS IN THE CHURCH OF THE LAST DAYS”. If you do not believe this; study the CHARACTERISTIC OF TODAY’S “GENERAL CHURCH IN AMERICA” (and around the World), and discover THE TRUTH. The World is guilty for sure, TODAY’S CHURCH IS SO MUCH LIKE THE WORLD. Where is the HOLINESS AND SPIRITUALITY as described in the Word of God? ARE THESE NOT… “THE LAST DAYS”?
TRUTH HURTS AND IS REVEALING. It is true in so many places!
LET ME ADD: THANK GOD NOT ALL THE CHURCHES ARE LIKE THIS…. But.. there are FEW STANDING TODAY.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
“1 But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
2 For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.
3 [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
4 [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
5 For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].”
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …