2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Jer 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Jer 23:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Jer 23:16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
These are LIARS and THIEVES who come to steal the souls of men away from God!
Jer 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
So often, is this not what we see today? What we see is ministers and prophets “strengthening” the hands of evil doers by not turning them away from their evil ways, telling them they will have “peace” and that no ill will come upon them, contrary to what God has said! See, IF they would stand in God’s COUNSEL they would tell people of their sins and would turn them away from their evil ways, but they don’t do that because they don’t “stand in God’s counsel.”
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Rom 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Yes, Amen! The hearts of the simple get deceived by ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ – false ministers who utter lies for gain. But the sad truth is, many LIKE it that way; those who have “itching ears” LOVE to be told lies because they “love not the truth” –
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Jer 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so:
Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Isa 30:12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
Isa 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
“breach” perets = gap in a broken wall; figurative of God’s wrath.
Isa 30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Isa 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
Isa 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
“horses” sûs =to skip for joy, a horse as leaping
“swift” qâlal =light, rapid; one who is swift
I believe the idea here is that unrepentant sinners think they can escape God’s wrath, but it’s a lie they tell themselves and one that’s told them by false ministers who don’t care about the souls of men, only their own “bellies” (gain).
Beloved, could America be broken and destroyed suddenly for not loving the Truth and for not “returning” to the LORD? Most Americans today give little to no thought of God or His commands, having departed from Him to serve themselves and their idols power and money. To return to God means to turn away from evil thoughts and actions. It means doing JUSTICE to every man. It means submitting yourself to His authority not man’s; giving your EARS to hearing His words and doing what He says!
Have you itching ears that only want to hear “soft” sermons which placate your guilty conscience? Will you listen to lying ministers who say you won’t suffer God’s wrath if you continue in sin? If that describes you right now dear reader, carefully consider what your END will be if you continue this way and instead, “return” to the LORD while there’s still time to do so. Believe it or not, one day this world will pass away –
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Pause and seriously consider these things.
Called to Preach