Reflection (Sh). The prophecy of Apostasy . By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

Week 70 shares with us : Prophecy of Apostasy .

4 Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught inspirations .
1 Timothy 4.4. NIV .

Paul, as few visionary , able to understand that their time tares grow together with the good ministers of God. Obviously the Apostle refers to the Church, for the world is not bad thing attention-grabbing .

6 And I , for one, am already being poured out as a sacrifice, and the time of my departure has come . 2 Timothy 4.6. NIV .

Paul, in front of his approaching death and the "bad times" that were seen coming advises Timothy that:

2 Preach the Word ; persists in doing , whether or not desirable , correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but , to suit their own desires, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear . 4 'll stop listening to the truth and will turn aside to myths . 5 You, on the contrary, be prudent in all situations, endure hardship , do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4.6. NIV .

There is much to say, but this time I just want to focus on three main points:

1. Faced with times of spiritual darkness preaching must adhere more to the Word of God ( the following years various persecutions where many died by martyrdom , Timothy broke even ) .

Two . Shepherd 's work should focus on the teaching of Sound Doctrine , that is what God says .

Three . Paul anticipates that in the end times congregations will not endure sound doctrine, but , to suit their own desires , will surround themselves with teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear .

April . Necessarily to fill that job would arise between believers themselves false teachers and pastors. These characters are not going to preach openly antichrist , but subtly deviate from the Scriptures and the true gospel of salvation , as it is this day where the preaching is centered on the " Prosperity ", " Miracles ", " The Anointing " and there is no talk of repentance and salvation .

So we find the Mega Pastors , whose sermons are repeated ad nauseam the words Get more , Get more , Get more !

And the pastors of small churches , which copied the " Big " vices , dazzled by the lights of their lavish churches.

Times are bad , but they were in the time of Paul .

So do not be discouraged if you are a leader and your group is small :
Preach The Word .

If you are a pastor and his church is small :
Preach The Word .

For God said:

Seek the Lord while he may be found ,
    call on him while he is near .
7 Let the wicked forsake his way;
    and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord , our God ,
    A generous to forgive,
    and he will have mercy .
8 " For my thoughts are not your ,
neither are your ways my
Declares the LORD.
9 My ways and my thoughts
    are higher than yours ;
    Higher than heaven on earth !
10 As the rain and snow
    down from heaven,
and do not return there without watering the earth
    and making it bud and flourish
giving seed to the sower
    and bread to the eater ,
11 So is my word that goes out from my mouth :
    Not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose .
12 You will go out with joy. Isaiah 55.6b 12 , NIV .

Week 70 is about to begin . Soon is the Day that the Lord separates the wheat from the chaff. Are we ready ?


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