Category Archives: last days

The World is Passing Away

“The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”
1 John 2:17 NASB

The Light is the truth. God is the creator, Jesus is His Son and the redeemer. If you believe the Truth you are in the will of God and live forever.

The darkness is a lie. In darkness people hide from the truth but are not hidden. In the darkness they practice the lusts and love of the world. The world is passing away and also its lusts.

Finite pleasure will not sustain you nor will it give you purpose.

Believe in Him. Trust in His goodness. Feel the love of the living God.

Earned love is fleeting and shallow.

The love of God is not earned but freely given and it is deep and unconditional.

Self worth is not found in the praise of others. It is found in the everlasting arms of the loving creator.

Self worth is not found in the lusts of the world. It is found in the purpose of your creation.

“The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:8‭-‬10 NASB

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:8‭-‬10 NASB

“For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,”
1 Thessalonians 4:7‭-‬11 NASB

“Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds”

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16‭-‬18 NASB

https://bible.com/bible/100/1th.4.16-18.NASB

Caricature of Godliness

A caricature is “a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.” (Google)

Such is the picture of what a Christian looks like when they have forgotten the power of the God they have said they serve.

A grotesque figure of what should be a beautiful portrait of a believer who serves a powerful and living God.  

They are showing up to be religious on Sunday, but denying the power of God by the way they are living on Monday.

Don’t get me wrong, we all mess up. But there is an absolute difference between slipping up with a repentant heart and a total rejection of God’s power to punish your sin. 

These characters who deny God’s power are ones to stay away from. Try to pull them from the fire if possible, but don’t let these fool you into believing false teachings.

 “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, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.”

2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬5 NASB

“But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.”

Jude 1:17‭-‬23 NASB 

“They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.”
Titus 1:16 NASB

For God Has Not Given Us A Spirit of Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 1:7‭-‬9 NLT

http://bible.com/116/2ti.1.7-9.NLT