Luke 3:7-9 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
For the first Advent of our Lord Jesus, John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for people to repent because unrighteousness was rampant. Will we have the same problems with His second Advent?
Perilous time in the last days
2 Pet 2:3-4 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
Before His second Advent scoffers, carnal scoffers, reject the word of God due to unbelief. They are pleasuring themselves here that they do not want Jesus to come. They distort the word of God with heresies and accept only blessings, prosperity and divine health while ignoring obedience, refinement and holiness.
2 Tim 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
1. Lover of oneself – Care only for one’s welfare, success, pleasure and happiness.
2. Lover of money – One who find excuses to avoid helping the poor, the destitute, His ministries and charities.
3. Blasphemer – One who uses His name or the Holy Spirit to lie, to prophesy and to deceive for personal gain.
4. Despiser of good – One who runs down godly and biblical Christians to justify one’s greed, position or heresy.
1 Cor 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
So, let us come before the Lord and judge ourselves against all those endtime sins with the pure word of God so that we can repent from our heresies, distorted truth and abominable practices. Let us also flee from all hypocrisies, greed, wickedness, carnality, worldliness, lying, jealousy, unforgiveness, hatred... (Rom 1:24-32)
Luke 2:10-11 So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”
Hurricane Harvey's devastation of Houston, Texas and Hurricane Irma's destruction of the Caribbeans and South Florida are just preludes of a little of the horror of WW3. Millions would have died of starvation without any rescue and relief within 3 months. Coming WW3 will wipe out everything leaving all mankind in great despair. No help from anyone for everyone is affected. However, our Lord will empower faithful Christians to manifest His love, powers, healings and provision during this period of great distress. Brethren, if you are still not generous to the poor, the destitute, the needy and His many ministries, then He will judge you as goats in Mat 25:31-46 and you may not get His help and provision.