By: Richard D. Eutsler, Sr.
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As I was sitting and thinking on the things that God has been showing His people lately, I began to get a feeling of Imminence. A feeling of Expectancy! THE LORD IS COMING!! YES! JESUS IS COMING SOON AND THE WORLD WILL NOT BE READY!
A few days ago I was preaching on 1 & 2 Timothy concerning the last days.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God:
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
I would like us to take a look at what Paul said here. There is one term that I think is very important, that is overlooked far too often.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly!” (1 Timothy 4:1) This one phrase sets the stage for everything else that Paul says in the next verses. What does he mean? “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly?” Does he mean that this is something that he (Paul) has come up with and that he (Paul) thinks? Does he (Paul) mean that he received it from his theology professor? NO! IT MEANS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS! GOD! THE HOLY SPIRIT! EXPRESSLY SAID THESE THINGS TO PAUL! THEY WERE NO MORE PAUL’S WORDS THAN THEY WERE OR ARE MINE! Paul was saying very clearly that The Holy Spirit had spoken these words!
Now this brings us to a point where a decision has to be made. Is this a TRUE saying? or FALSE? The person who really believes in the Word of God will ALWAYS SAY TRUE!
If you don’t believe that the Bible IS God’s Word then nothing I say here will get through to you. If, on the other hand, you DO believe that the Bible is God’s Word then you will see what I am saying, and not I, but the Holy Spirit that is guiding my writing.
If you can accept that the words spoken by Paul were the words of God’s Holy Spirit, then I want you to consider something else. These words were spoken to the Church! Not the World! This brings us to another point that must be considered.
“…that in latter times some shall depart from the faith,…”
This follows the first statement. (Some of you may already know where this is leading, if you do, Praise God!) Now let’s put the two statements together to see what The Holy Spirit is saying.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith…”, Please bear with my redundance, but I want EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THIS PHRASE! FOR THIS IS THE HEART OF WHAT PAUL WROTE!
Paul was saying here that God’s Holy Spirit expressly SPOKE and said to him (Paul) that IN the latter times or days some BELIEVERS, CHRISTIANS OR SAINTS would depart (leave, give up, turn away from) THE FAITH (THE ONE AND ONLY FAITH THAT COMES THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS HOLY WORD!).
CHURCH, LISTEN UP! PAUL IS NOT SPEAKING OF THE WORLD OR THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! HE IS SPEAKING OF THE CHURCH AND THE CONDITION OF IT’S PEOPLE!
I have heard for years from many “Preachers” that this is a sign of the times, that the world would come to this point. But God’s Holy Spirit was trying to WARN the CHURCH that these things would come to pass in the CHURCH and that when these things happened it would be THE LAST TIMES!
The world has always been like the things Paul has written about. But never has God’s true church been like that! Some of you may say, “But what about the Roman Catholic Church and the things that it did during the dark ages and the times of the Reformation?” To you who would ask this I say again! GOD’S TRUE CHURCH HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE CONDITION THAT IS SPOKEN OF THE CHURCH IN THE LAST DAYS! The “Roman Catholic Church” is not now, nor ever has been the church of God or Jesus Christ! Any one who REALLY WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH can look at the doctrines of the Church of Rome and see that it has it’s roots in Baal worship and falsehood!
The Holy Spirit spoke a WARNING to the TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST through Paul! THIS WARNING WAS NOT GIVEN TO A DENOMINATION OR TO A CHURCH BUILDING WITH A STEEPLE OR SOME “SPECIAL NAME”! THIS WARNING WAS GIVEN TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF JESUS CHRIST MAKE UP THE TRUE BODY OF BELIEVERS THAT MAKE UP HIS CHURCH!
THE TRUE BELIEVERS OF JESUS CHRIST ARE THOSE WHO, EVEN AS PETER, CAN SAY THROUGH THE REVELATION SUPPLIED BY GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT, THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD! (This transcends just speaking the words, but to a total knowledge and commitment to them!) THEY ARE BORN AGAIN BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD! THEY ARE WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB! THEY ARE BAPTIZED IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! THEY NO LONGER PRACTICE THE SINS OF THE WORLD! THEY PRACTICE HOLINESS AND SANCTIFICATION! THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN POWER TO BECOME THE SON’S OF GOD!
The true believers of Jesus Christ are the Elect Seed of God! They are born (again) by the Same Holy Spirit that was and is the Father of Jesus Christ!
Listen to what Jesus said about the last days:
24 For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
ALREADY WE HAVE FALSE CHRISTS! We have Rev. Moon saying that he is christ! We have a man sitting in Rome, the head of the most powerful (politically) church in the world (Roman Catholic) saying that he is “The visible christ”! AND MANY HAVE BEEN DECEIVED AND MANY MORE WILL BE DECEIVED! BUT THE ELECT SEED OF GOD, THE “VERY ELECT” WILL NEVER BE DECEIVED!
LISTEN! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DECEIVE GOD’S ELECT SEED! But, and Oh, how I hope you hear this! THE ELECT SEED CAN DECEIVE THEMSELVES! When God’s Holy Word takes a back seat to man’s intelligence, then deception moves in and the child of God FALLS!
Yes, FALLS AWAY FROM THE FAITH! Paul, through the Holy Spirit, said, “that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” (1 Timothy 4:1)
Let me show you how this works: When Eve was deceived by Satan, she was tempted in three areas.
1. LUST OF THE FLESH! Satan saw that she was hungry! So he tempted her first in the flesh by using her hunger.
2. LUST OF THE EYES! She SAW that it was GOOD TO EAT! So
Satan tempted her through the eyes.
3. PRIDE OF LIFE! Satan told her that it would make her wise. She could be as God!
This is how seducing spirits work! They find a weak spot in the believer’s flesh and they seek to “Seduce” the believer into sin! There are three areas in which a seducing spirit can work.
1. THE FLESH. The Lust of the flesh is made up of the appetites. Food, Water, Sex, etc. All of the things that the flesh desires to gratify itself.
The seducing spirit will move in on these areas to make the believer fall under it’s spell. The easiest of these to see are the lusts of sex. Yet it never ceases to amaze me that it is also the easiest to fall prey to.
2. THE EYES. The Lust of the eyes are those things that we see. This can be confused with the lust of the flesh and often works hand in hand with it.
The seducing spirit will work on the believers wants. The Word of God calls it coveting. They create in the believer the desire to have things that others have. It is not wrong to better your life, if you can do it in the way the Bible teaches. Through prayer, and honest hard work. Not forgetting the things that God teaches, But when you are tempted to go after those things even when it goes against God’s Word or they become more important than walking in God’s Light, then they are SIN! The seducing spirits will use the eyes of the believer to create a lust after things of the world and not of God!
3. PRIDE OF LIFE! This is the most dangerous and powerful of all the temptations. This one hits the believer in his or her most vulnerable place. Their Pride! The Church of Galatia was “Bewitched” by seducing spirits through their pride! They had stopped depending on God’s free gift of grace and began to take pride in the fact that they were of God, as if their holiness was any good. THEY FORGOT THAT IT WAS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIS WORK THAT THEY WERE SAVED AND BEGAN TO DEPEND ON THEIR OWN WORKS TO SAVE THEM!
I SEE THIS SPIRIT WORKING IN THE CHURCH MORE AND MORE AND MORE! ESPECIALLY AMONG THE CLERGY! The pride of life! The satanic desire for knowledge! NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD! BUT OF THE WORLD!
I expect this among the world, and to a lesser degree the “Spirit-less” churches. BUT WHEN PREACHERS OF THE HOLINESS CHURCHES AND PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES SEEK KNOWLEDGE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ALL THAT THE GOD-LESS WORLD TEACHES AND BELIEVES, AND TURNS AWAY FROM THE WORD OF GOD AND SAY, “WELL, THAT JUST IS NOT FOR TODAY!” THEN SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME JUST WELLS UP AND AN ANGER THAT I CANNOT DESCRIBE COMES FORTH AND I HEAR WORDS COMING FORTH THAT SAY:
“WOE UNTO YOU HYPOCRITES! WOE UNTO YOU WHO PRESUME TO SPEAK IN MY NAME AND I HAVE NOT SPOKEN! YOU WHO SIT AT THE FEET OF MEN AND SAY IN YOUR HEARTS, ‘OH, HOW GOOD AND HOW MUCH THEY KNOW!’ YET YOU DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN OF ME!
“TURN FROM YOUR WAYS AND LEARN OF ME! SAITH THE LORD! AND I WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS CONCERNING ME!”
“YET YOU SAY, ‘WHERE ARE WE SICK? AND WHAT IS EATING OUR FLESH?’ IN YOUR FOOLISH PRIDE AND SINS! YOUR PRIDE HAS BLINDED YOU TO THE TRUTH AND THE SINS THAT YOU CANNOT SEE ARE EATING YOUR FLESH! IT WILL NOT SUSTAIN YOU IN THE DAY OF MY COMING! NOR WILL IT HOLD YOU UP! BUT YOU SHALL SURELY FALL AND IT, YES, EVEN IT SHALL JUDGE YOU! WITH LAUGHTER AND MIRTH SHALL YOUR OWN PRIDE AND SINS JUDGE AND CONDEMN YOU!”
HEAR WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO HIS CHURCH TODAY!
“MY PEOPLE, DO NOT BE DECEIVED! I HAVE GIVEN YOU ALL THINGS IF YOU WILL BUT TRUST IN ME AND MY WORD! ALL THAT I HAVE I GAVE TO MY SON, JESUS, THE CHRIST! ALL THAT HE HAS, HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU IF YOU WILL BUT FOLLOW ME AND SEEK MY FACE! I HAVE KEPT MY WORD AND I HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU! RECEIVE MY SALVATION AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN A MEASURE THAT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE!”
“I AM RAISING UP MY PROPHETS AND APOSTLES FOR THIS LAST DAY HARVEST! YES! EVEN THE EVANGELISTS ARE BEING CALLED! I WILL SET MY PASTORS ON FIRE IN THE PULPIT AND THEY SHALL KNOW ME EVEN AS I KNOW THEM! MY TEACHERS WILL KNOW MY WORD AND TEACH IT! YES! HEAR ME, SAITH THE LORD! I AM DOING A WORK EVEN NOW THAT THE WORLD CANNOT SEE! BUT THOSE WHOM I HAVE CALLED WILL SEE IT! YES, THEY WILL BE IT! FOR MY WORKS ARE NOT DONE WITH THE MINDS OF MAN NOR BY THE HANDS OF MAN! BUT MY WORKS ARE DONE BY MY SPIRIT THROUGH THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT I, EVEN I, WILL RAISE UP FOR MY NAME’S SAKE!”
CHURCH, BEWARE OF SEDUCING SPIRITS! THEY WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL MANNER OF SIN AND DEATH!
After the seducing spirits have done their work, man seeks to defend himself and hide his sin. This is done with the doctrines of devils. These are doctrines that are taught that will hide the truth of the Word of God from the believer and those who would know the truth!
Let me show you how this works. I have seen this spirit at work for a long time. Yes, even I fell pray to it one day a number of years ago. But praise be to the God and Father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, He showed me my sin and I, falling down before Him confessed and He forgave me. Now I keep a close watch to see how they work and guard myself from them sneaking back to trip me up again. No man is immune to the working of seducing spirits and doctrines of devils! Only by keeping our eyes on the Word of God and His Son Jesus, can we stay free!
Let us take the case of a minister friend of mine that I had back in the 70’s. I will not use his real name for his family’s sake. I was pastoring a church in Florida at the time when I met him. The Spirit of God was on him and the anointing was so strong on him, that when we first met I knew that he was called of God. Please bear with me a moment because I want you to understand that this man WAS CALLED OF GOD! When I took his hand to shake it, the Holy Spirit came down on us so heavy that we both began to praise God and speak in other tongues!
After working together for some time, he felt led to start a mission. I agreed that this was what God wanted us to do. So together we began to work in this direction. From the very first day things fell into place. Within one month the doors were open and we were lodging 26 to 50 men.
God was supplying all of our needs and these men were coming to the Lord and being Healed and set free from all kinds of sins.
After almost a year of watching God work miracles in this ministry and seeing the Love of God move on this man, something happened that I will never forget!
One day as I was coming into the mission, this brother came to me with a woman that he had known in his past. He wanted to introduce her to me and see if we could use her in the ministry.
She was a very beautiful woman and her dress and mannerisms were all correct for a woman confessing holiness. But something was wrong! As I was listening to them talk, I began to pray for the Lord to open my eyes and understanding to what the problem was.
As I was praying, I saw, in the Spirit, a demonic spirit manifest itself! This was a female spirit and across it’s (her?) forehead I saw the word, “Jezebel.” Then I saw another one, this time a male, and across it’s forehead the word “Mormon.”
I asked this woman if she belonged to the Mormon church and she said yes. She asked how I knew. My brother also asked me how I knew. I did not answer, but just walked out of the room and went to the chapel to pray. Later I saw my brother and said to him, “Brother, it is hard for me to say this but I believe that the Lord has shown me that she was sent here by Satan to deceive you and cause you to fall.” At this point he got very angry and began to defend himself and her. THE SEDUCING SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS HAD ALREADY BEEN AT WORK! If I knew then what I know now, I may have been able to prevent my brother from falling.
It was a very short time after that, that he fell into a bed of adultery and fornication with this woman.
Listen! One of the first changes that came over him was that he NO LONGER PREACHED AGAINST SIN!!!! He began to preach a ‘Gospel’ of ‘Love’ and acceptance!
YOU’VE HEARD IT! IT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
God is Love and He wants everybody to be saved and Love one another! Nobody is perfect and nobody can live a life without sin! Stop looking at sin and look at Love! STOP PREACHING AGAINST SIN AND PREACH LOVE!
HAVE WE NOT ALL HEARD THIS FORM OF PREACHING COMING FROM THE PULPITS? Let me show you something. God is Three and God is One! I have had some people tell me that God cannot be three persons and one at the same time. I have had them say that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3! Yes, I say! But 1 X 1 X 1 = 1!! In 1 John 5:7 it says,
1 John 5:7
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are One.
God is three persons AND God is three PERSONALITIES!
GOD IS LOVE! God’s Love is perfect! It cannot be improved upon by man or man’s thoughts! His Love is a Love that cannot be conceived of by natural man.
GOD IS HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS! God is Holy and He is Righteous! He is perfect and He says in His Word to BE PERFECT EVEN AS HE IS PERFECT! ONLY JESUS WAS BORN A MAN WITHOUT SIN AND ONLY JESUS LIVED A COMPLETE LIFE WITHOUT SIN! HE WAS BORN OF A WOMAN, BUT HIS FATHER WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT!
WHEN THE BELIEVER IS BORN AGAIN, HE IS NOT BORN AGAIN OF THE FLESH! HE IS BORN AGAIN OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD! THE SAME SPIRIT THAT PLANTED THAT HOLY SEED IN THE WOMB OF MARY! Through the rebirth, God has made us Righteous! Through His Holy Spirit He teaches us Holiness!
GOD IS POWER! God is Perfect Power! His power cannot be measured! God’s Power is that same power that raised Jesus from the dead AND IS ABLE TO MAKE US BECOME THE SONS OF GOD!
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He Power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name!
So, now we see Three! Love, Holiness and Power! To you, Oh man, whosoever you may be that thinketh himself to be wise! Which one would you keep and which one would you throw away?
Yea, I say, Keep all and throw away none, that you may be complete in Him who calls us unto His Salvation through Jesus Christ His Son!
You see my friend, whoever you may be? Seducing spirits seek to make you fall away from God in sin. And then to keep you from confessing your sins, cover them up with doctrines of devils! AND THE DOCTRINES OF DEVILS ALWAYS ATTACK SOME PORTION OF GOD’S WORD AND THOSE WHO PREACH THE COMPLETE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
This is why Paul wrote these words:
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Can you not see that some of these people had fallen away from the grace of Jesus Christ? They could not have fallen away if they had not had it! They fell away through a perverted Gospel! (Doctrines of devils) Paul said, let that person that preaches a perverted (changed) Gospel be accursed! Even if it was an angel!
One such Perverted Gospel is preached by the Mormon Church. They claim to have received it by an angel! One part of this perverted gospel teaches that they can become gods even as God! Sound familiar? The same thing that Satan offered Eve! They are ACCURSED!
THE CONDITION OF THE CHURCHES IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE JUST AS FAR FROM GOD’S WORD AS THE PHARISEES WHEN JESUS WAS BORN! GO AND READ WHAT JESUS HAD TO SAY TO THEM IN MATTHEW 23:17-36, IF YOU DARE!
MOST of the preachers, elders, and deacons in the churches today, are like the Pharisees that Jesus was speaking to.
The seducing spirits and doctrines of devils have done their job well! And the preachers that have been called of God sit back and watch it happen and say nothing, because they are either too scared of what people will say or they are guilty of their sins also!
The next step always follows! Speaking lies in hypocrisy! They will look you in the eye, and speak lies! Not knowing that a true Man or Woman of God can see the lies that they speak! They will speak the lies and know that they are lies! But they cannot quit! BECAUSE THEIR CONSCIENCE IS SEARED WITH A HOT IRON!
I know that there are those that say, “Well, there are a few out there, But for the most part the churches are right on today.” Fools! What would John Wesley have to say about his church today? Would he think that it was ‘right on’?
Take a moment to consider how far the Methodist Church has fallen from where it was in the beginning. There was a time when the preachers in the Methodist Church were TRUE believers in Jesus Christ and His Word! They preached Holiness! They preached healing! They spoke with other tongues and cast out devils!
Let us look for a moment at 2 Timothy 3:1. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come!” Was Paul speaking of himself here? Was this not part of the same teaching that he was giving Timothy in his first letter?
I want us to look at two things. 1. perilous times, and 2. last days. Again, Paul was speaking to the CHURCH! NOT THE WORLD!
I live in the state of Vermont now. I used to live in Florida. Driving conditions are a lot different in Vermont, than in Florida, in the winter time. Driving on the roads in Vermont in the winter time is PERILOUS! When winter sets in, in Vermont, you have to keep a close eye on the roads. They have a condition up here in the winter that they call ‘black ice’ or ‘glare ice.’ This is when ice forms on the roads and you cannot see it. You have to slow down and WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING! YOU HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOUR CAR IS DOING AND WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING!
This is what Paul is saying to the church! SLOW DOWN! LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE DOING! LOOK AT WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING! BE CAREFUL! PERILOUS TIMES ARE HERE!
The Word of God says,
26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing of the water by the word,
27 That He might present it (the church) to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it (the church) should be holy AND without blemish.
Is this what is being preached in the Methodist Churches today? How about the Presbyterian? Or worse yet! How about the Assemblies of God? The Church of God? And on, and on, and on…
The Methodist Church today is Ordaining HOMOSEXUALS! The Word of God says that He will turn them (homosexuals) over to reprobate minds! They teach that you don’t have to believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ! They want to strike what they call ‘militant’ songs out of their hymnal! One such example is ‘Onward Christian Soldiers!” They teach in their seminaries that you can believe that God is a SHE! Some of them even want to strike all mention to God as He, to She or it! MY GOD, SAINTS! OPEN YOUR EYES! THE ROAD IS SLIPPERY AND THE CAR IS GOING OFF THE CLIFF! AND EVERYBODY IS SHOUTING: LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
If you LOVE ME, TELL ME THE TRUTH! I might not like it, but I will HEAR IT! If I am wrong, show me in the Word of God! LOVE ME BY SPEAKING TO ME THE WORD OF TRUTH! Not some silly love gospel that will send me to hell! LOVE ME AND EACH OTHER WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST! HIS KIND OF LOVE SPOKE TO THE PHARISEES OF HIS DAY AND SAID, “WOE UNTO YOU HYPOCRITES!”
Listen! When the Perilous times come, then the last days ARE ALREADY HERE!
In 2 Timothy 3:2, Paul says: “For men shall be lovers of their own selves!” They would love themselves? NOT YOU! They would tell you anything that they think you want to hear! JUST TO GET YOU TO LOVE THEM! NOT SAVE YOU! He says that they would be covetous. That they would want what was not theirs. Look at what happened to PTL! They would be boasters!
Some time back I was at a Baptist Church in Maryland. The pastor of the church wanted to take me on the “grand” tour. While on this ‘tour,’ he turned to me with a wide slow wave of his hand and looking around said, “Look at how beautiful this church is! We sure can’t say what Peter said, ‘Money have I none’!” And before I knew what I was saying, I said, “No, and you can’t say the other half either! RISE UP AND WALK IN THE NAME OF JESUS!” NEEDLESS TO SAY, ON THAT NOTE HE INVITED ME TO LEAVE! I don’t blame him! If I had been in his shoes, I would probably have kicked me out!
PROUD! If you sit down with the average minister today in a mainline denomination to discuss the Word of God, chances are that he (or she) will start off by telling you how long he has been in the ministry and how many degrees he has. He will tell you how many people he counsels and how much money he raised last year! All of this is supposed to impress you so that you will listen to what they say and NOT WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS!
I have to admit that I have made more than a few ministers unhappy with me when they come on with that approach. I simply ask, “Really? How many people have you raised from the dead? or healed in the name of Jesus?”
That’s when the blasphemy comes in! “Well,” they will say, “I’ll have you to know that, that is not for today!” Or, “That’s of the devil! God just doesn’t do that sort of thing today! “Really?” you might ask, “who told you that? “Well,” they will say, “EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT!” Strange, I DIDN’T!
I don’t have long sounding degrees after my name. I am just a believer, who thinks that if he gets on his knees before God and believes His Word THAT GOD WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO!
Paul goes on to say that these ‘christians’ will be disobedient to parents. Have you looked at YOUR PREACHER’S KIDS LATELY? Nothing more needs to be said on that subject!
They are unthankful! NOT TO MAN! Boy, they will fall all over themselves thanking man for what they have received! But will they stand in their closet with their hands raised in praise and tears in their eyes, THANKING GOD? NO! After all, what did God have to do with it? It was THEIR hard work that got it all done!
They are unholy. I am now 40 years old. I say that to explain something to you. I can remember as a young boy, watching my mother hanging up her laundry on the clothes line. Many young people today don’t even know what one looks like! So I will tell you! My mother’s clothes line was made of two poles shaped like a “T”. They were about 30 feet apart. There were four lines connected between the T’s. I would watch her hang up the sheets on the two outside lines first. THEN THOSE THINGS THAT SHE DID NOT WANT ANYONE ELSE TO SEE, SHE WOULD HANG ON THE TWO INSIDE LINES!
I asked her one day why she did that. She told me that she did not want the neighbors to see her underthings!’ How many preachers are there in the church today that are that way? How many preachers and Christians go to great pains to “cover up” those things that they don’t want everybody else to see?
In 2 Timothy 3:3, Paul goes on to say, “without natural affection.” This covers the whole gauntlet from homosexuality to perverse sexual acts! YOU CANNOT BE A PERVERT AND BE HOLY AT THE SAME TIME!!!
I remember one pastor of a large Pentecostal church in Orlando, Florida. He had built a large church by preaching the “LOVE” gospel. He and many of his members told everybody they could, that I had no LOVE. They said that because of ‘my’ gospel I killed people with the Word! I shouldn’t preach so much on holiness and sin! I should preach ONLY on LOVE and a POSITIVE Gospel! Well, it took almost eight years, but one day this man was exposed before all, that he and his wife were involved in a ring of prostitution and perversion! One day a prostitute saw him preaching on TV. She did not know that this man was a preacher. He had paid her to have sex with him and his wife and had prostituted his wife with other men so he could watch!
LISTEN! I DON’T CARE WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU LIVE! IF YOU HAVE HIDDEN SIN IN YOUR LIFE, GOD WILL DISPLAY IT TO THE WORLD! SOONER OR LATER IT WILL CATCH UP TO YOU!
Back in 1978 as I was in prayer, the Lord told me to pray for Jim and Tammy Baker. In 1980, I went to PTL to see Jim Baker and share with him what the Lord had shown me. He wouldn’t hear me then. Let me say right here that I did not know WHAT he had done or was going to do. But I did know that he was being set up by Satan and that he would fall if certain things were not done! Two months before the news hit in 1987 about Jim Baker, I was preaching a message as God was giving it, and in the message spoke the words that God’s Holy Spirit had given me that Jim Baker would fall VERY SOON before all men. Because he (Jim) had struck the rock in his own name and had hidden sin from God and would not be allowed to continue any longer! Within two months the news came out about what happened! I assure you that I had nothing to do in any way with what happened. But the Lord was showing me that A PURGING IS COMING TO THE CHURCHES!
Go ahead and read the rest of 2 Timothy 3:3-5. SEE IF THEY DON’T FIT THE CHURCHES TODAY. PEOPLE, WAKE UP! THE HOLY GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WILL NOT TOLERATE SIN IN HIS CHURCH!
PREACHERS, YOU HAD BETTER GO BACK TO YOUR BIBLES AND READ WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY! PURGE YOURSELVES OF THE GARBAGE AND TRASH THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN YOUR “CEMETERIES” AND CONFESS YOUR SINS TO THE ONE TRUE GOD THAT SEES INTO MEN’S HEARTS AND JUDGES WITH A RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT!
WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS! GOD’S PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE PURGED WITH FIRE! THOSE WHO WILL NOT FALL ON THEIR FACES BEFORE HIM AND CONFESS THEIR SINS WILL BE CAST OUT!
GOD’S ELECT SEED CANNOT BE DECEIVED BY ANY MAN! BUT THEY CAN DECEIVE THEMSELVES! LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING TO THE CHURCHES TODAY!
“THEREFORE, HEAR MY WORDS AND OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO ME,” SAITH THE LORD. “I HAVE SENT A FIRE TO PURGE MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS! I HAVE PUT MY FIRE IN THE HEARTS OF MY MINISTERS AND PROPHETS AND THEY WILL SPEAK THOSE THINGS THAT I HAVE GIVEN THEM! HIDE NOT YOURSELVES FROM MINE INSTRUCTION, BUT RATHER GIVE YOURSELVES TO THEM THAT THEY MAY CLEANSE YOU AND HEAL YOU!”
Hear, all of you who are called of God to glorify His Name! It Is time to put aside those things that will cause you to fall and be cast out of God’s will! Let us fall before Him with fasting and prayer! Let us confess our sins to Him and let Him, through the Power of the Holy Spirit, cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness and sin! Let us LEARN to walk as He would have us to walk! Let us SEEK HIS WILL FOR US and WALK THEREIN!
There is one last thing that I must share with you. In 2 Timothy 3:5, Paul says concerning these who have fallen away, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Church, Listen! God is NOT looking for “A FORM of godliness!” He is NOT looking for someone who says the right things and does the right things in public! HE IS LOOKING FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHO WILL SEEK OUT HIS GODLINESS INWARDLY AND WALK IN IT!
Very few preachers today believe in the POWER OF GODLINESS! There are few preachers today that believe in the POWER OF GOD FOR TODAY! The Power of Godliness is the Power of the Holy Spirit to Sanctify God’s people so that they can live a life as He would have them to live! FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF SIN! FREE FROM SEDUCING SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS! FREE TO WALK IN THE ANOINTING THAT GOD HAS FOR THOSE WHO FEAR HIM! FREE TO EXERCISE THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD AND CAST OUT DEVILS!
I challenge you to find where it is written in God’s Word (it is written in red), “IF you continue in My Word, THEN are ye my disciples indeed! AND ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
May the Lord give unto you a spirit of wisdom and knowledge of Him and that you will be rooted and grounded in HIS WORD and to know the Power of Him to whom we are called!
Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Richard D. Eutsler
Scripture References: 1 Timothy 4:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Matthew 24:24, 1 Timothy 3:1, 1 John 5:7, John 1:12, Galatians 1:6-10, 2 Timothy 3:1, Ephesians 5:26-27, 2 Timothy 3:2