“The Lady of the Night”

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

2 Timothy 3:1-7 NKJV

How do we get to the place that all that is described above is now happening?  Timothy is describing a summary… a condition… that mankind will get to. WE HAVE ARRIVED!

Does any of it sound familiar?

We are here alright! And, we were guided here!

“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?”

Psalm 2:1 NKJV

It would take a while to address all of these things, but I will try to give you something to think about. 

One of Satan’s greatest influences comes to us known as the “great harlot” and “whore” in the Book of Revelation.

“In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.'”

Revelation 18:7 NKJV

“With whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

Revelation 17:2 NKJV

Jeremiah says:

“Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore the nations were deranged.”

Jeremiah 51:7 NKJV

There is no end to her debauchery!

Her influence dictates our desire to dress and behave… all to allure.  Our reasoning is no longer from God, but it comes from within our selfish, carnal desires and is only answerable to self or to those just like us.

She destroys families.  She scars our bodies and corrupts society and leads us to sin against a Holy God, as though there will be no consequence.  She leads us to the lowest levels of defilement, even to the murder of our infants for convenience’ sake.

We look the way we look and act today because of her.  She is seductive and sinister.  She leads us to live life to be alluring only to the senses.  She lures kings, politicians, high school children, into the life of fornication.  Princes and Prime Ministers surrender to her embrace for political benefit.

Continue to read about her fate in Revelation 17 and 18.

The question was how did we get where we are?

One reason is the work of the “great whore” of Revelation.

So now that we are here, what do we do?

We started our discussion in 2 Timothy 3.

Now let’s look at verses 9 and 10.

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.”

2 Timothy 3:9-10 NKJV

As always, the Bible has the answer.  We must read His Word and practice it.

Read the Biblepray until you see the things of the world and the things of God are directly in opposition.

Chances are, if everybody else is doing it, you need to stand back and take a hard, long look at what God thinks!

God’s Word, Doctrine and the practice of holiness and righteousness is exactly where we, the church, ought to be headed.

God loves us and He loves those that don’t love Him.

Why not love Him back by leading some of those bewildered souls towards the loving arms of God and away from the condemned harlot’s way of living and into preparation for eternal life!

As the coming of the Lord gets closer and closer, the heathen continues to rage.

Louder and louder they have now reached a fever pitch!

Why?  They don’t have a clue!

But we do!  The Lord is about to come back! Their days are limited!

Maybe they sense a movement… a change about to come!

As they believe they are about to win, the Bible teaches that they are about to enter their own final days!

As their days are numbered, our days are about to begin in heaven for the final countdown.  Be faithful to the Lord and follow His teachings.  Look with anticipation the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ!

“The Lord brings counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

Psalm 33:10-12 NKJV

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 NKJV

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