"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lover of their own selves.." 2 Timothy 1-2
perilous times is the end time that we are in now! It is the most difficult times in the history of this world!
Because Satan knows that the end times is here, and he knows that he has a short time. So all he is after is to make things to be very difficult. So that countless people in the world can go to perdition. And so that even believers in Christ can compromise their faith, and thereby come short of heaven.
The difficulties we are talking about here is that believers in Christ will take the things of god so lightly, without much seriousness!
The first end time’s spiritual virus the Bible talk about here is that men shall be lover of their own selves. Selfishness!
That is the order of the day in the world today, even among believers in Christ. The reasons behind embezzling public funds and cheating here and there in public and spiritual settings is because the end time virus called, selfishness has penetrated everywhere!
We've heard of all manners of stealing even from the altars of god today, because we are in the perilous times, it is a difficult times that is why the things that happens in the body of Christ, and with the people that are named after Christ are unbelievable!
This is the time Jesus foretold that if he come will he meet faith on the earth? The faith believers hold seriously upon today is the faith to live. That is not the one Jesus was talking about! Because he will meet that one here!
But he was talking about faith to hold tenaciously to the truth of holiness and righteousness, faith to live a separated life in the midst of corruptible world.
People love themselves more than their fellowmen, that is why the money that belong to ten people, or a community, someone will just pocket it, and glory in it!
And by the time you here their names, they are Christian by name but not by character!
Selfishness is the reason why some people gets to an executive position and didn’t want to leave there again. Is the reason you transfer a pastor to a mission station, and didn’t want leave that place again, and if he is transferred, he will tender his resignation letter to start his own in the same town! Selfishness!
Me! Me! Me! Or i! I! I! Is the language of end time virus called selfishness, the bible says, men shall be lover of their own selves.
That is the brain behind Lucifer the morning star who turned to Satan fell from heaven. Hear what he said.
"How are you fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nation!
For you say in your heart, i will ascend to heaven, i will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the side of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; i will be like the most high.
Yet you shall be broken down in to hell, to the side of the pit."Isaiah 14:12-15.
You will see from these scriptures that Satan said “I” Five times, in Verses 13 & 14. This end time virus called selfishness is from the pit of hell, to lure so many people to hell.
Anything you do and you put yourself at the center instead of Christ as a child of god makes you a candidate of hell!
Anytime you put yourself at the center you are on your own. That is the reason why so many didn’t want to take fault or blame, when there is misunderstanding. Anytime you quarrel with someone and you don’t want to be blame, you have put yourself at the center. You are equal to Satan in nature!
But if you take the blame though you are not guilty for peace to reign for Christ sake. Then you are little Christ! Why?
Because the bible says, "....while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8. He took our position in sins for mankind to be at peace with god!
Therefore, as many who will come to Jesus and surrender their lives to him, are made to become right with god!
For he (God) has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might become the righteousness of god in him." II Corinthians 5:21.
Therefore, let’s check our lives, and flush out that end times spiritual virus out of our lives. Come out of it and live for Christ; put him at the center of everything. And put the interest of others first!
May be you are reading this message and you have not yet surrender your life to Jesus. Do so now, because the end times are here! God is rounding up his programs on the earth! So that you will not regret you’re coming to this world after death!
Jesus can come at any moment from now too, so that either dead or alive, we will make it to heaven!