Well yes and no. Evil is increasing but God will not let all hell destroy the earth…His children are here.
I have some things I feel the Lord has put on my heart to share after these bible verses…so please check this out after you read these precious scriptures.
Here is a trustworthy saying:
If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
12 if we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless,
he remains faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.
14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:11-2 Timothy 3:1-16)
I haven’t watched much news lately. I’m very sensitive because I’m a prayer intercessor and things affect me very deeply. I pray for those affected by grief and tragic events every day. The Sandy hurricane…I lived through myself and still see my neighbors so affected from its devastation. It seems as if hell has broken loose all over the place. The bible says that… There will be terrible times in the last days…and… In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! Jesus has overcome the world.”
The cause of all of evil as I have said in my last blog is satan and his demonic forces! Many people are questioning God…Many people who don’t even believe in God are accusing Him of allowing these horrific things to go on. God is not a puppeteer and He doesn’t manipulate us in every situation on earth. He gave us free will and people have free will to make decisions that affects themselves and others whether good or bad. Because of the first sin… the devil and the demons are affecting all generations of mankind and a man named Jesus came and made it possible that original sin was removed for those that believe in Him! He made it so… that if we believe in Him will have not only everlasting life in heaven… but we will have grace to help us through anything we might go through here on earth.
I’m personally not going to try to understand everything that occurs here on earth because there are no answers for everything… that we can understand at this time….so I will put all my efforts in seeking the grace of God and keeping my mind on Him. I know I will endure because… my mom who went home to be with the Lord a year and a half ago… suffered so much and she was still praising the Lord through her tremendous suffering and in her last dying hours she was asking her family to care for other family members whom she named!!! In Jesus last dying hour…He set this example for my mom and for all of us….to pray when you know you’re going to face hard trials and even in the midst of suffering… care about those around you….forgive…and be a living example of God’s strength. Jesus did this as He was dying on the cross.
Evil has to have a willing host to do its dirty deeds through. It needs a mind that is not at all on God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Have people let him in their lives through sin…through the occult. Anything like mystical and magical stuff…toys, TV, games, astrology, horoscopes, fortune-telling. Did you let him in by being under the influence of drugs or alcohol? The list goes on and on. We must be careful in our lives because the enemy roams around seeking Jesus empty souls. The less of God in this world… the more we will see of the devil/demons presence. As God decreases in this world… the devil will increase. Even the earth’s infrastructure seems so be reacting with so many natural disasters. Why is this going on? I don’t personally know that answer but the scriptures above sheds light on what has and is to come. The bible has everything that we need to know about past events and upcoming events. Don’t be in the dark….read the bible!
Either we believe the bible…the word of God or we don’t!!! Either we are going to obey the WHOLE word of God or we won’t!!!
If you’re reading this and you don’t believe in God, Jesus, the Holy spirit or the bible…that is your choice…but for those who want and do believe in it… your hostility toward Christians should be directed at the God we serve. It doesn’t make me mad that you don’t believe in God…but it makes you mad that we do. Yes some of us have tried to convince you about Him because we really care about your eternal future…but it’s your choice in what you believe and I do respect that.
Our Christian walk isn’t a whole big bag of just trials…I have peace and joy. I‘m so happy and my soul…the spirit inside of me is very well. When I go through the darkest of days the Holy Spirit of God comforts and strengthens me so much. The Lord also gives me so much love, contentment, happiness and peace of mind on a daily basis. To have peace of mind is the most incredible blessing!! I know what it’s like to not have not to have peace of mind! I’m also not scared to die…because I know that I will have the most wonderful things happen to me….a new life, a new healed body, I’ll have all knowledge of everything, I’ll see the most incredible things imaginable, I’ll have experienced the greatest love and the very best part….I’ll see the face of God and be with Him forever!
So about this world and all of its sorrows….I’ll stay as close to God as I can….I’ll keep my eyes on Him….I’ll try hard to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, I’ll pray all the time and I’ll walk with God. That is my plan! I pray you have one too.
Message for today: Hell did break loose 1 second after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Life… the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God has a plan for us. Don’t be scared, upset, or disheartened today. Put your mind on Christ and He alone will give you perfect peace. The Lord can take away any heaviness of the heart. Throw all your care on Him and I can tell you from my personal experience…that HE WILL see you through ANYTHING!!