September 9, 2014.
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.“
(II Timothy 3:1-5b)
Speak, for the time is near.
Though our time on this earth may indeed be short, with lusts to feed and fights to start, but humanity one, in one hand can he sway the minds of the people away from the truth He lays out, with no less than a shout, as the prophets would say, “turn each man from his way!” Be rectified whole, as our sin ridden soul turns back from man’s plans, his devices and ways, to the one they call Christ; yet man does delay.
Society bleak as men for them seek, a way well past meek and their cares at the front, self proclaimed heirs, focused on me, others beware, unless you agree and join the band that sounds his self righteous stand; with a new title of liberty, leading converts slavery, hoodwinked with flattery and branded unknowingly.
What can we say or what can we do, though the man be wrong and justice is due, our hand he eludes with is vice and false news, sounding a gospel of lies, once based on the truth, and by this he confides and his teaching renews, claiming to win, but forever to lose, yet not before taking many mistaking him as the truth, led captive by satisfaction, their minds confused.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.”
(I Timothy 4:1-3)
It was enough in the world, but now among us too? Though not truly with us as they preach something that’s new. Your words are holy, complete and truth, but with those supposed to be our own we complete and fight for you name, amassing feats yet suffering shame, the world looks at use and relays its blame, for we sing separate songs, why would they want to belong?
“For whenever I speak, I cry out,
I shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the Lord has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
For I hear many whispering.
Terror is on every side!
“Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
say all my close friends,
watching for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we can overcome him
and take our revenge on him.”
Our courage is dwindling and needs your rekindling, a fire in our bones and your blood sprinkling, to see your way shown on our earth hear below, the liar exposed and your gospel arose, to love like Christ, a love for souls; on thee we rely to be our strength and our guide, that no man might hide from our shining light, pining away the shadows of sin, unyielding in fight, man’s doom is in sight, though he press hard against, though he press with all might!
Teach us your truth and show us your way, that we might pursue the words that you say, recorded to read in our living day, to feed off the truth and the price that you paid, we apply wisdom to life, answering questions of “Why?” For we never deny the power that lies in one mindful prayer to the Father of lights, who cares for his children who share with the heir, we stand not alone for he stands beside.
And by our word spoken, may man’s plan be broken, deceit laid in the open that the deceived might see hope in he who gives life, salvation o’re flood, washed clean by the blood, shed there for us that we might in him trust, to be made free, holy and pure, filled with blissful glee and our confidence sure on the one given cure to the fall of mankind, leaving death behind, our home sublime, forever secured.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
Suggested Daily Reading: Jeremiah 20-21, John 14-15.
Grace and peace.