But know this that in the last days perilous times (times of stress) will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! II Timothy 3:1-5
We have arrived! We are in such times and a liberal spirit of anti-Christ is blanketing the world with its darkness. I'm not talking about politics, although the Liberals are led by this same spirit, I am talking about a demonic invasion!
The above list of demonic attributes that Paul is warning Timothy about have manifested in people around the world, creating violent acts of aggression, mass murder, rape, crime, terror attacks and war. While everyone cries out about gun-control they ought to practice self-control, we have had guns for centuries without mass murders but now we have generations of people who have no moral compass and their hearts are darkened because they don't know God!
The church of Jesus Christ has been silent on sin and because of their apathy, abortion has claimed the lives of over fifty million innocent children. The LGBT community has not only come out of the closet but has spread their perversion to such a degree, fueled by the liberal media and their superstar proponents, such as Ellen, Oprah and a multitude of Hollywood actors who don't know their right hand from their left, that it has become the norm! If it feels good it must be good and 2% of the population has managed to sway the morals of the general population of America.
What would John the Baptist say about what is going on today, would he be just another best selling self-help guru flying around in his private jet, padding his pockets by fleecing the sheep or would he let the hammer down on sin? I personally believe he would be rolling in his grave, totally disgusted with this modern generation of morons, hell bent on doing any form of evil their little darkened hearts desire in a world gone absolutely, stark raving mad!
Imagine life on the planet without the Holy Spirit and what you will have is tribulation, lawlessness without justice or judgment, pure evil unleashed by hordes of demons, robbing, killing and destroying anything and anyone in their path! Compared to life in the fifties I would say we are getting real close to the end of all things with the advent of terror that is spreading around the world by a people with absolutely no mercy or compassion for anyone, able to strap a bomb not only on themselves but on innocent children.
As the darkness falls, what should we, the people of God be doing and how shall we react to all of this evil? We must be about our Father's business, not going to church but being the church of Jesus Christ, endowed with power from on high and filled with Holy Spirit's presence. The world is lost and dying in need of salvation and deliverance and we are their only hope for redemption from eternal damnation because we hold the keys to the kingdom!
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. II Thessalonians 2:7-10
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin