Thursday, August 4, 2011

Come Quickly!

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”But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be 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. Have nothing to do with them.”

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Well here we are in the last days and it is just as the Bible predicted. The times are terrible and may be getting worse. The people of today are lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive etc. etc. The end of this list speaks of men who have a "form of godliness" but deny its power.

The difference between a godly man and one who only has a form of godliness is that one has the power and one does not. The authentic godly man is the one who displays the power of God in his life. He not only has the right doctrines and speaks the right words, but he also has the evidence of God's power following him like the wake of a speedboat. He makes waves that can be felt long after he passes by.

Christians are told to stay away from people who have the form of godliness but no power. A store window manikin has the form of a real person, but there is no life in it. There is no power. Fellowshipping Christians who have no power would be like having store window dummies for friends! How foolish would that be?

The bottom line is this: If you are to overcome and succeed in these terrible times, you will need the power of God in your life every day. You will not make it if you are a plastic, dummy, or artificial Christian. Like an airplane that loses its power at 30,000 feet, you may be able to glide for a while without power, but you are sure to crash unless power is restored.

If that is you, then ask God to give you the power of godliness, not just the form. It is only when you have the power of God in your life that you can successfully navigate these terrible times. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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