Thursday, 25 June 2015
Our Response to Moral Decline - Part Two
Moreover, understand this: in the acharit-hayamim [the last days] will come trying times. People will be self-loving, money-loving, proud, arrogant, insulting, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, uncontrolled, brutal, hateful of good, traitorous, headstrong, swollen with conceit, loving pleasure rather than God, as they retain the outer form of religion but deny its power. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 CJB).
We are not going to change what is prophesied, but God does not want us to lie down and let it happen either. Yeshua knew what his end was to be, yet He thought it not a waste to preach godly truth and morality unceasingly while He was able. And so it must be with us. We tend to think that we have no authority to oppose the ungodly things we are seeing happen, but it is not so. Most of us are not government officials and do not have authority of that kind, but we do have biblical authority:
Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed, all the Enemy's forces; and you will remain completely unharmed. (Luke 10:19 CJB).
And Scripture also says:
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6 NKJ).
Perhaps the kind of snakes and scorpions we are to trample down are not only the kind that crawl on the ground. It's something to think about.