The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy of the day in which we live:
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." II Timothy 3:13
We witness man in all walks of life getting worse and worse each day, having no fear of God, nor respect for what He stands for. Paul calls these seducers or imposters. They are not what they seem to be. These seducers are not only deceivers, they are being deceived. Most believe they are their own person, macho human beings, doing as they will, going their own way, and doing their own thing. They are living by the standard that if it feels good, do it; no judgment, no responsibility, and no reality of life, its purpose, or its consequences. Paul wrote to the church at Rome concerning these macho maniacs:
"Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:32
Those who are deceived into thinking God no longer has anything to do with planet earth take pleasure in those who are destined for an eternal death. This machoism has also pervaded the church. The fear of God is dead, and man has become the center of his own attention. The prophet Jeremiah declared:
"For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
The cisterns the church system draws from hold no water of the Word. It has become a social club, a dress up show with no conviction nor repentance. This system is destined for judgment. As Peter declared:
". . .judgment must begin at the house of God," I Peter 4:17
If we are to grow in the knowledge of God, then our soul and spirit must be watered from God's river that flows from His throne. We can drink from that river by opening and partaking of God's glorious Word.
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