2 Famous Heretics

When Moses and Aaron stood before the Pharoah of Egypt to let God’s people go, Pharoah called for back up. According to Exodus 7:11, 22 and Exodus 8:7 and verse 18, Pharoah’s backup was Egypt/Pharoah’s wise men, sorcerers and magicians of Egypt. We know their names from Paul writing to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:8, Jannes and Jambres.

Sorcerer / sorcery is defined as an enchanter, a magician, witchcraft, commanding evil spirits, assistance of evil spirits.  When you “mess” with the  enchanted, magic, witchcraft, you are messing with evil spirits.  Jannes and Jambres appeared wise to Pharoah because of what they did and said.

Paul tells us in his letter to Timothy, just like Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, the people he describes in 2 Timothy 3:1-8 will withstand us, God’s people, believers. How did Moses handle Jannes and Jambres?

I hear and read Christians, real believers, engage in “smack” talk, ungodly deeds, when addressing today’s unbelievers. I know there is a prosperity gospel going around today. There is the huggy, feel wonderful about yourself gospel but friends,
2 Timothy 3:12 KJV. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

We know we are in the last days because we see the world manifesting the things God told us would be at the end times. From Israel in their own land to knowledge increasing, blood moons, the Holy Spirit saving souls, and many other “signs”. But we also see Paul explains what the end times will be like:

Perilous – dangerous, full of risk, hazerdous times

~ Men / mankind love themselves
~ Boasters
~ Proud
~ Blasphemers
~  Disobedient to parents
~ Unthankful
~ Unholy
~ Without natural affection (gays)
~ Truce breakers (Iran)
~ False Accusers
~ Incontinent (lust without restraint)
~ Despisers of those that are good
~ Traitors
~ Heady
~ Highminded
~ Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
~ Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof

Christians are to turn away from these people, not join them. These people will lead you away from God and the truth. Turn away from them.

Paul says these evil doers are going to get worse and worse and they are going to deceive people. So when states take a stand against gay marriage and business threatens to pull out, it is time to stand for God and those taking a stand for God.

2 Timothy 3:12-14 KJV. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
[13] But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
[14] But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them ;”

Non-believers will use everything they can, even, as Jannes and Jambres, evil spirits to come against God’s people. We need to stand with the Lord and his word and pray.

Proverbs 1:29-33 KJV. “For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord :
[30] They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
[31] Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
[32] For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
[33] But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs lays out principles and promises. Did you ever go through Proverbs and identify each? Until next time.

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