“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.” Knowing this, how do you ensure that you’re not a part of the “deceived” crew? How do you seek God for the gift of discernment? God has instructed us to stay away from people who are lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. He says have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Do you need to do a spiritual survey of your crew? Why is it dangerous to surround yourself with these types in this season? Imagine the types of things these people will say to you. Imagine the ungodly counsel. Imagine the manipulation. The lies. The deception. The deception is so so so strong right now that if it were possible the very elect – (God’s chosen people who He has protected as His remnant) – even they would be deceived. We are just one relationship or affiliation away from the great deception. If it were not so God wouldn’t have said STAY AWAY. Idolatrous Israel (brown people), you know we’ve always had a problem conforming to the ways of pagan people. So stay alert. How can we get the wealth that is rightfully ours WITHOUT becoming lovers of money? How can we know our worth in the kingdom WITHOUT becoming lovers of ourselves? How can we take vacations, eat fine foods, and relax without becoming lovers of pleasure? Oh yes. One relationship, one affiliation, one action away from deception. We can’t afford to slip up. Terrible times are here right now. Is being affiliated with the lot of this group worth losing our souls?