A Prophecy concerning the Characteristic of the End Times, found first In the Holy Scriptures.
In the Word of God we find a very real and important warning for the End Times.
This Word is speaking about “Certain characteristic [a distinguishing trait, quality, or property] to look for and be identified as Prophetic Declaration of those days.
The “Word” I speak of is [Departure from Sound Doctrine], which will take many away from the Truth and will cause great harm to the Body of Christ and the advancement of the Gospel Message.
“2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:2-4.
According to the above verse 3, it was Prophesied that a Day was coming when Sound Doctrine will not be tolerated.
The Word used to describe this time was: “they will NOT ENDURE” Sound Doctrine, but they would turn away from the SOUND and substitute Teachings that please the Lust of Men.
These Men Made Words will PLEASE THE FLESH, and many will not even wish to go to a Church or to hear a Preacher preach that does preach Sound Doctrine.
Men will even go so far as to [hire] “heap to themselves” TEACHERS to TICKLE THEIR EARS. In order for this sort of discrimination to be made one need only that TEACHERS WILL BE QUESTIONED, EXAMINED, AND QUIZZED as to what they Believe.
If such a Teacher is found to hold to SOUND DOCTRINE OF THE WORD OF GOD, that Teacher will be “Rejected”, spurned, or turned away.
The Dictionary definition of the word “Quizzed” is:
- To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly: “His searching questions as he quizzed me.”
- To test the knowledge of by posing questions.
- Archaic To poke fun at; mock.
It then is recognized that [Deliberate Questioning and Judging] will take place to discover “Exactly” what the Preacher Believes and Teaches.
I suggest to you that this is already taking place in most all places today.
Today, any Preacher who preaches “Sound Bible Doctrine” will be labeled and given a Name “LEGALISTIC”.
He will be shunned, rejected and talked about in a derogatory manner. Many of those who label the Bible Preacher are just the opposite: they preach a Legalistic Message but do not back it up with Scripture.
The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy [in the Inspired Scriptures added to the Cannon of Scripture] that Timothy should,
- Preach the Word of God.
That simply means the Preacher should “use the Bible Text” and preach that clearly.
- To be “Instant, in season or out of season” in preaching the Word.
In other words [at all times of preaching] it would be most advisable to “preach the Bible”, and not to take their text from any other source.
To be exact, there would NEVER BE A TIME when the Preacher should depart from using Sound Bible Scriptures in his Message.
- The Preacher should be one who: Reprove, Rebuke, and Exhort, by using the Word of God, namely SCRIPTURES TAKEN FROM THE BIBLE.
I suggest this sort of Preaching or Teaching will not be accepted in many places today, and many Churches will not tolerate such Preaching any more.
The sort of Preaching or Teaching men desire is not taken direct from the Scriptures, but from Men’s opinions [or religious teachings of the Bible].
When Men do throw out the Word of God and cease preaching it as Doctrine, then The Holy Spirit which wrote the Scriptures is offended and quenched.
This is a most clear definition of today’s preaching: “Spiritless Preaching”.
Men have learned how to have Church without The Holy Spirit. The very Words that The Holy Spirit taught are now questioned and set aside. Modern Preaching is even offensive to The Holy Spirit.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
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