"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"

Father God, thank you for the love of the truth you have given me. Please bless me with the wisdom, knowledge and discernment needed to always present the truth in an attitude of grace and love. Use this blog and Northwoods Ministries for your glory. Help us all to read and to study Your Word without preconceived notions, but rather, let scripture interpret scripture in the presence of the Holy Spirit. All praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Does This Scripture Remind You of Anyone?

I'm not a prophet, but I know prophecy when I see it.
Do you?
2 Timothy 3

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be:

lovers of themselves, 
lovers of money, 
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unholy, 3
without self-control, 
despisers of good, 4 
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 
having a form of godliness (ie an outward appearance of reverence for God)
but denying its power. (ie religious activity not connected to a living relationship with Jesus Christ)

And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are 

those who creep into households (those who use deception to gain an audience)
and make captives of gullible women (captives - take prisoner, spiritually) (gullible women - targets of deception)
loaded down with sins, 
led away by various lusts, 7 
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do
these also resist the truth: 
men of corrupt minds, 
disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but 
they will progress no further, for 
their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

The Man of God and the Word of God

10 But you have carefully 
followed my doctrine, 
manner of life, 
perseverance, 11 
afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And 
out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13
But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, 
knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that 
from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, 
which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, 
for reproof, 
for correction, 
for instruction in righteousness, 17
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

New King James Version (NKJV)

May God bless and give wisdom to all who read the above.