“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:3-4~
There is a snarling pack of simpering wolves sneaking about on facebook…
They consider themselves to have been abused, mistreated, falsely judged, misunderstood and rejected – yet again. You see, they have grown accustomed to life from the perspective of a martyr, a persecuted ‘worshiper’, just ‘Mary’s in a Martha world.’
They hate authority, reject correction, refuse to acknowledge God as more than a lover or a daddy – they adamantly reject the God of the Bible for who He is, for all that He is, preferring instead to pick and choose attributes that make it possible to control Him, to confine Him to their humanistic dogma of dead, powerless religion. They are manipulated by Jezebel demons, both men and women, they travel in packs, and their mind, will, and emotions rule their existence.
The true prophetic is an offense to their politically correct sensibilities (though they adamantly insist they are not P.C.) and their favorite topics are defeat (code word struggle) and “love.”
They are the true enemies of the Cross, whose minds are stayed upon earthly things, whose own bellies are worshiped as comforting pets. And they are teaching others their habits.
The sinful Blood bought believer is as mythological a creature as the demon who lounges about before the throne of God.
The acceptance of defeat in the life of the believer, and the false ministries dedicated to teaching the defeated believer how to merely endure until death ‘rescues them and sends them to Heaven’, is alarming…about that there is no doubt.
More terrifying and infuriating, however, is the redefinition of love. The version of love proclaimed and championed so fiercely by the religious spirit is not love at all, but the very opposite of love. Just as Humanism is exalted to dizzying heights of idolatry by an entire World bent on Self worship, so is this counterfeit love worshiped by Christians in the place of God.
Humanism is actually the purest expression of hatred for humanity; repackaged and candy coated. Think about this – what better deception to use against humanity than love? Is there any way the avowed enemy of humanity could get any closer to the very heartbeat of human desire, any deeper into the pathos of humanity…than through love?
Of course it’s not a genuine love…all the terms of endearment and promises of love in the world cannot transform selfish love into God’s love. You see…selfish love tells one what they want to hear until the one doing the telling is angry with the one they’re telling. Then, the real heart is exposed and proven to be absent of real love, devoid of God’s love; the whole thing was a sham, practiced rhetoric and empty religious chatter.
The end goal of this counterfeit love is to separate the human heart from the love it needs most.
God’s love lays itself down at any cost, at all costs, and speaks the truth no matter what. God’s love always leads the captive hearts out of defeat and bondage; He never teaches them how to endure a life of subservience to sin, the flesh, or the world. Always and never, beloveds. God’s love is perfectly fierce and perfectly powerful, able to deliver to the uttermost any who will but submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and believe He is who He says He is and has done exactly what He says He’s done.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (The Message)
“You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant.”