2 Timothy 3:1-5
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty,
3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without
5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away!
(Hatred, wars, rape, incest, violence, greed, love of money,
foul language, selfishness, divorce, homosexuality,
group sex, wife swapping, swinging, orgies,incest,
fornication, adultery, stealing, murder, lying,
mugging, kidnapping, prostitution, trafficking in
child slavery, worshipping “the son” only
instead of “the Father”, Christians celebrating pagan
holidays, Christians wearing pagan idols,
child abuse, parent abuse, grand-parent abuse,
spiritism, astrology, witchcraft, drug-abuse,
drunkeness, slander, haughtiness, arrogance,
lovers of pleasure, disobedient to parents,
disobedient to authority, ungrateful, unthankful,
not open to any agreement, puffed up with pride,
false witnesses, no self-control, fierce, headstrong,
and just plain mean.)
All the ABOVE brings people down and it starts with what’s in their minds,
it takes roots and it festers and soon the mind becomes a battlefield and leads
to internal spiritual warfare, the wrestle between doing good and bad,
these are the schemes and machinations of the Devil aka Satan aka Lucifer,
the fallen angel!
Time is short and running out for him, so he and his minions manipulates and
deceives mankind in every which way to deter them from worshipping
YAHWEH our God and YESHUA, our Messiah
16 For where jealousy and contentiousness are, there disorder and every vile thing are.
“Do not boast, lie or murmur sweet words to cover up the ugly truth in thine hearts
of arrogance, selfishness and bitter jealousy which is venom to thy souls”
It’s earthly and it’s the attitude of Satan, the father of all lies and deceit;
so purify yourselves with the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God Yahweh
so that you may stand blameless when our Messiah Yeshua comes back to reclaim
his rightful throne to rule.
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♥ “Thou hast shewed thy people hard things” (Psalms 60:3). ♥
I have always been glad that the Psalmist said to God that some things were hard.
There is no mistake about it; there are hard things in life.
Some beautiful pink flowers were given me this summer,
and as I took them I said, “What are they?”
And the answer came, “They are rock flowers; they grow and bloom
only on rocks where you can see no soil.”
Then I thought of God’s flowers growing in hard places;
and I feel, somehow, that He may have a peculiar tenderness for
His “rock flowers” that He may not have for His lilies and roses.
♣ Margaret Bottome ♣
The tests of life are to make, not break us.
Trouble may demolish a man’s business but build up his character.
The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man.
If God, then, puts or permits anything hard in our lives,
be sure that the real peril, the real trouble, is what we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.
♠ Maltbie D. Babcock ♠
“Heroes are forged on anvils hot with pain,
And splendid courage comes but with the test.
Some natures ripen and some natures bloom
Only on blood-wet soil, some souls prove great
Only in moments dark with death or doom.”
by Mrs. Charles Cowman – Streams in the Desert