Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Adulterous And Sinful Generation (SD30)

Mark 8:36-38 "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

The adulterous and sinful generation will display the following wickedness:-

1. Covetous

   what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Christians will be covetous so that mammon becomes their new lord and master. Today, not only Christians but also many full time workers are covetous, extremely rich and living in great luxury. These depraved pastors are serving mammon. They actually hate the Lord so they distort His words and teach heresies.
Mat 6:24  “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

2. Reject Jesus

    For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words
Our Lord Jesus came to earth in great humility (born in a staple), and offered Himself to suffer the stripes for our weaknesses, infirmities, etc. and finally as the sacrificial Lamb for the propitiation of our sin. We must imitate Him in humility, longsuffering, mercy, sacrifices, etc. when we love one another as He had loved us. Today, hardly any pastor teaches His sufferings as a Lamb of God for they are ashamed of the message of the cross.
1John 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

3.  Reject His words
    His everlasting gospel is perverted to gospels of Prosperity, Divine health, Hyper-grace, etc. They only accept what is beneficial to them physically such as blessings, riches, etc. and reject the sufferings, mercy, truth, etc. in His words. Since they do not have any truth in them, they resort to lies, deceptions and heresies.
2Tim 4:3-4  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.

4. Seeking for Signs
Mat 12:39-40  But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
    Today many carnal Christians are seeking for signs, such as miracles, healings, prophecies, etc. but unfortunately our Lord will not perform them. So covetous preachers for financial gain will resort to lies and deceptions. If we believe and preach His everlasting gospel or the message of the cross - His sufferings, crucifixion, death and resurrection on the third day, then by His words we may see His signs of healings, deliverance, etc.

Brethren, we are now living in the days of the adulterous and sinful generation, the last generation. We must overcome the deceitfulness of this wicked generation otherwise we must repent and then live in holiness. But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2Tim 3:1-5)