2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Remember we are talking about the churches. Those so called pastors are going to be preaching all kinds of false doctrine. We are there folks! We are in the last days. 1948 brought us into the final generation. The generation of the fig tree; its within Jer. 24. It's when Israel became a nation again. It marked the last generation to see all things come to pass. There are three generations. 40, 70 and 120. 2018 marks the 70th and it's not hard to see things are on fire all around the world like never before.
2 For people shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
It's at its worse since the days of Noe = Noah.
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Most of the "churches" today don't even know what is good anymore. They listen to the false "pastors" spew their doctrine and traditions of humans instead of checking things out. "Natural affection" = that common sense God placed in us all. People turn from and just go with whatever the rest are saying and doing. "False accusers" Greek = "diabolos" = half truth causing false judgment. "Incontinent and fierce" = a prevented spirit lacking peace within ones soul. It won't allow them to be content with their lives. They will always be searching for answers and things of the world, never to find them.
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
The church should be separate from these things, but most have brought the show in. So many claim to be Christian, yet love the things of the world more than God. "Heady and highminded" = puffed up in pride. "Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God," = they just don't have time for The Truth. They would rather go to the church party and its show than to hear The Words of God and follow them. Outside of my own house, my blood family will claim to be Christian, but they reject Gods Truth for the things the world holds for them. They don't like it! It sounds hateful to them and it's not the God they want to follow.
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Do we ever have this kind of people in the church and world today. So many claim to be Christian, yet reject so much of Him. Don't run around with them, they are evil!" Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
These like to play church religion. They dress up to put others in bondage through [their] religious doctrine. No gender in this as men do the same thing. These will say, you must be baptized to be saved", "A woman can't be a pastor", "You can't be part of the church if you have had a divorce", etc. They want you to repent to them, when it is God that does the forgiving.
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Nothing is being taught in most Christian churches today. So many go into their church, get a few verses and come out empty. Milk by itself will never help you grow. Sooner or later you need meat. If you are studying on a daily bases, I pray we all do our Father's will by feeding milk, meat and Meat = spiritual side. There is so much more to The Word of God then is being taught in most Churches today. STUDY!
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
"Reprobate" - Greek = "worthless". You won't learn anything from someone that is worthless, other than not to be like them. Jannes and Jambres were two sets magicians written of in Exodus 7:11; a time when Moses went before the Pharaoh, Exodus 7:10-11 10 And Moses and Aaron went into the Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. There is one big difference, Moses' staff ate and consumed the staffs of Jannes and Jambres. In today's times we should face some facts and recognize the fakes and those that have crept in with your own eyes have discernment of spirits. You would know whether you are being deceived, or being taught with the love of God when you hold to His Truth. Don't let anyone rob you from the freedom that Jesus Christ paid an awesome price on the cross for. All you have to do is repent in His name and believe it is done.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
Just as Moses was faced with those fakes, we will be also. If you believe God has your back, He will, It's called Faith.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
Paul is telling Timothy he has been taught the teachings of God and they are as listed in this book.
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Paul was stoned, beaten and jailed, with all those afflictions, even being shipwrecked three times, God delivered him out of those troubles every time. Paul knew He would! Many just give up today. They lack the understanding and power that has been given within The Word of God. He has given us knowledge and wisdom to live in this world but we must open it to find out just how to do it. Don't give up! Pick Up The Word!
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
TRUE Christians will always be attacked. You know who won't? Those that claim to be yet conform to the worldly ways instead of Gods. "Live Godly" is the condition here.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
People are going to get worse in this world. Most of all in the time we are in right now. Many will chose evil over good because it sounds good to them. Look how many think it's ok to be gay all the while calling themselves "Christian". They deceive themselves while being deceived by satan. We are in the last days and soon that "son of perdition" will show up and deceive even more. They will run to him all the while thinking he is Christ. They were waiting on their rapture instead of looking for that evil one first.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
It all comes from God. He gave us a manual for life, known as The Bible. If we don't study it, we won't be able to put anything together correctly.
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Many use the media, self thought or any book other than The Book, giving them a false sense of wisdom. None of which could save them from anything. There is only One Way to salvation through his faith and that IS in Christ Jesus = The Word.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
So many refuse to see this. They want sugar and never the salt. Love is Truth, not conformity. God's Word is love and in it is Truth. ALL OF IT!