1st Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
How many times and how many ways must we be warned of false Christ’s and the effort on the part of Satan to undermine the truth of YHWH God’s Word. The Son, Yahshua / Jesus warned us that this would happen.
Christ said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Therefore, by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
So, let’s look at the fruit of wolves, we have people claiming to be saved, but they avoid the Commandments of God, and have turned away from YHWH God’s Sabbath. Yet, they still claim salvation?
The fruit of wolves is a false salvation and false doctrine born out of it.
Paul tells Timothy, “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (Vs 1, 2)
The Word of YHWH God is defined as the truth, and Yahshua Christ is the embodiment of that truth, the Logos! So, Paul is simple telling Timothy not to be led astray by false teaching for he knows what is coming.
And He says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (Vs 3-5)
What then, is the Work of an Evangelist, but to teach and preach the Word of God according to the Truth? Why then is this not being done?
It is because there are few places now where a man can go to hear the truth preached. And will we be taught the truth, if we go to a bible School, or a Seminary? No! what we will be taught is how to make a good living preaching the lies of the Lawless one. (Anti-Christ)
Even since 321 AD the Roman Catholic Church has been the source of Doctrine for the Protestant Church, and through the reformation, it was passed down from one preacher to another. One falsehood after another was handed down teacher to pupil, and then passed on to the people of the churches.
Our itching ears demanded a gospel that required nothing of us, but to say that we believe. And we were taught things that were not in the bible, Easter, rather than Passover, thus the feasts of YHWH God were taken away. Christmas is not ordained of God, nor is it in the Bible, a celebration of Christ’s birth taken from the Pagan rite of Saturnalia, a celebration of Baal’s Birth.
And what is laughable is that all of the Pagan gods are born on December 25th. But Christ was born at the feast of Tabernacles in late September.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He (the Anti-Christ) who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this reason, YHWH God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12)
Most of us have taken Satan’s bait, and we have swallowed it hook line and sinker. He is stealing our salvation from right under our noses. And why is it that we would rather believe the lies than pursue the truth? It’s easier, isn’t it. Especially if we don’t love Christ Yahshua / Jesus enough to walk as he walked.
Did He not ask, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was £founded on the rock.
But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:46-49)
So, we preach things that are untrue because we are too lazy to test these things, but just continue to teach Doctrine rather than truth. Now this is sheer ignorance, allowing ourselves to be conned into giving up Christ, and his Word so cheaply.
So, what will we do about it?
Will we continue to walk in disobedience to YHWH God, or will we search out the truth. Will we continue to serve the Anti-Christ, or will we return to the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
Now is the time to return to our Lord and Savior, and forsake those who have lied to us.
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you£ are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)
Shalom my friends,