1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. (II Timothy 3:1-9 KJV)
Are you guilty? Guilty of what, you may ask? II Timothy 3 list a few things that you and I are guilty. There are many that have expanded the list and the ‘last days’ are closing in. Fast. I look at many things that is a part of the last days and none of it is in the list. The list above is by no means all inclusive. Mother Nature, who is controlled by God, have been trying to signal all of us for quite a while. No one have far to look and the looking is not hard.
All things, as it is said, go hand in hand. I will give just a few examples because other than the list in II Timothy, continuation of the list is long. Unlike the present Executive Branch of Government, science is a very strong subject to ignore. For instance, our moon controls the waters around the world, yet it is slowly moving further from the earth. This unleash more and more catastrophic calamities around the world. The weather depends on the waters, by that I mean snow, rain, drought, heat and bitter cold. That also bring on the upside-down control of it all (the ice caps and rain forests). And, there is a lot more to it, of which we call ‘climate control’.
Any prudent person can see all the earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, messed-up political scenes around the world, wars everywhere, multitudes of people fleeing their countries, children suffering, people falsely imprisoned, etc. These are the last days, however, when is the last day is a wonder. What’s also a wonder is do we count in our way of counting or in God’s way of counting? Remember, one day is as a thousand in God’s way of counting. Is it tomorrow or the day after? How long must we suffer? Must we be like Job? Do I (we) have the stamina like Job? We are being warned.
I include myself in all of this because I err although it is not intentional. Anyone that will say they are pure and do not err is automatically guilty because that is an error. These are the end days. These are the last days. It has been coming for a long time (in our counting) and is (I think) culminating as we breathe. One more question. Will we later breathe the fires of hell or will we bath ourselves within the glory of God by doing the right thing?