Is our last generation similar to the evil and adulterous generation, who betrayed, persecuted, tortured and crucified their Messiah?
1. 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."
Just like the Jews then, carnal Christians today are seeking for signs, such as miracles, healings, prophecies, etc. but unfortunately our Lord will not perform them for they have asked amiss. So for financial gain, these covetous pastors, leaders and false prophets will resort to lies and deceptions.
Mark 13:22 "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect."
Note - If we believe and love Him, and preach His everlasting gospel - His sufferings, crucifixion, death and resurrection on the third day, then we will be able to witness many of His miracles, healings, deliverance, etc.
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."
1. Covetous Generation
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.
2. Ashamed of the Gospel
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words
Our Lord Jesus came to earth and offered Himself to suffer the stripes for our infirmities, etc. and finally as the sacrificial Lamb for the propitiation of our sin.Today, hardly any pastor teaches us to follow His sufferings, for they are ashamed of the message of the cross.
1Cor 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
3. Ashamed of His Words
His gospel is perverted to gospels of Prosperity, Divine health, Hyper-grace, etc. They only accept what is beneficial to them and reject 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.
Wicked Last Generation
2Tim 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,... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!.
Brethren, before Rapture many Christians will lose their salvation by betraying fellow Christians and denying our Lord.
Note - we must overcome this great tribulation of deceptions, lies and lying wonders of Satan and also distorted truth and heresies.
2 Thess 2:3a Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first...