WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:8-11, 2 Peter 2:4-6
2 Timothy 3:8-11 says, “Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.” Our culture is full of people who are just like Jannes and Jambres. They are ready to wage civil war in the church. We need to understand that in this civil war that they are the ones who may lose and if they do there is no recovery. Are we prepared and ready for civil war coming to the church. We better get ready because it very well may be headed our direction. 2 Peter 2:4-6 says, “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;…” How many do we have who are choosing to live ungodly through their tolerance of evil in the church? Judgment starts first with those calling themselves Christian leaders who bless what God prohibits. When judgment falls on those approving of ungodliness, the glory of the Lord will be restored and through the fear of the Lord many will be persuaded!