2 Timothy 3:1-2
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
2 Timothy 3:4
treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2 Timothy 3:5
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
2 Timothy 3:6-7
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak ( or idle) women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(sound familar ladies? Idle/weak people are the same, regardless of gender!)
The majority of humanity is weak today! Idle in the ways of the Lord!
Know of anyone avoiding work in Christ, Pastors? 😀 (i can hear the roaring response now!) 😀
Know of anyone not overworked, in Ministry, my Sisters? 😀
These are the obvious idle-in-Christ.
There is another definition of idle. Those idle in their hearts, their spirits…in doing the works of Christ.
Those who are ‘busy’ yet ineffective, like the 2nd definition of of idle (in the above pic)
This is why practice Discernment of spirits now, when it is not dire you do so, yet!
The weaker one is in true Discernment, the more vulnerable one is to the influence & charm of the Anti-Christ when it comes. The easier it will be to be included in the majority who will be fooled, by the Anti-Christ.
Those who cannot stand now? Against the demonic attitudes/beliefs/priorities of today? Will have no defense against the Anti-Christ of soon!
What is true Discernment?
Best defined by what it isn’t, False Discernment.
Discernment is a Gift from the Holy Spirit, for every human.
Some people test for the Gift of Discernment now, being stronger in this Gift than general humanity.
All Gifts are to be used under the guidelines of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, if not! Then the Gift is used selfishly, misused, benefitting self/the devoid, not Christ!
There are False Prophets, False Preachers (Shepherds), False Teachers and those who misuse the other Gifts from the Holy Spirit.
Wake Up People!
For this prepares the soil for the devoid/the Anti-Christ and its demons.
For far too many are afraid today! Afraid to stand in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8!
“Stand Up! If you got that power!” Deitrick Haddon-Power
Some are strong in Gift(s) from the Holy Spirit, yet use them (twist them), for themselves & not Christ!
Ego, Pride, Anger, Greed/Ambition/Competition, etc (anything not of Christ), blocks the blessing, the Gift(s) of the Holy Spirit was meant to benefit, humanity.
The Gifts were never meant to be used for status, grandstanding, personal gain (in some form).
When the Gift(s) of the Holy Spirit is used properly (1 Corinthians 13:4-8), then verses like this:
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Are accomplished without effort on our part!
The longer one waits to attempt to ‘curb’ anything not of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8? The more difficult it becomes to even try!
Meaning anyones ‘good efforts’ outside of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, will be consumed by the devoid, have no defense against the devoid, are useless!
Even though it may seem as if someone operating outside of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, may seem to benefit greatly, in the end, it was not built on Yeshua
Build Your House on the Rock
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Phillip 24, Shemesh 1