Preach the Word! Don’t change the message!

These words were written to those who would seek to follow the Lord, those suffering for the faith, those not yet born, and those who would live in the End of Days.

These were the last words of a dying saint who knew his time was short.

Don’t miss this!

Paul uses STRONG words when he says, “ I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 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. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (2 Tim 4:1-5)

There are no excuses.
Jesus will judge the living and the dead.

Preach the word! Be ready to do so in season (when it’s socially acceptable and easy) and be ready out of season ( when it’s counter-cultural and you may suffer persecution for doing so).

Oh preachers! Fulfill you ministry! Don’t change your message! Especially now!

Oh friend! Be disciples who make disciples! Don’t change your message! Especially now!

John MacArthur recently said, “If you see persecution as doing damage to you, you will change your message. If you see persecution as adding eternal reward to you, you will not change a thing.”

Brothers, PREACH THE WORD!

Stop with the fluffy, feel-good, syrupy stories and “Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Tim 4:2)

“For the time will come” (is it here now?) “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. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (2 Tim 4:3-5)

Calvin said, “The more determined men become to despise the teachings of Christ, the more zealous should godly ministers be to assert it and the more strenuous their efforts to preserve it entire.”

We need ALL of it! Every bit of it!

Remember, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17)

Oh friends, let’s pray for God to raise up godly pastors to preach ALL the Word! Let’s ask Him to remove those who stand in pulpits, picking and choosing, for their own glory and lead others astray.

Let’s be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, and do the work of an evangelist so others may come to know the Lord.

Look around you. Do you see the signs of the times?

Paul told us in his letter to the church of Thessalonica, “for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. (1 Thess 5:2-7)

Peter characterizes the Return of the Lord, in the same way, as a “thief in the night” (2 Peter 3:10). He then goes on to tell us to be diligent and understand that unstable people will twist the scriptures to their own destruction, “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.” (2 Peter 3:14-16)

Oh friend, THIS is happening now in our world, in our country, and in our churches!

BUT “You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. ( 2 Peter 3:17- 18)

Peter and Paul are warning us! Will we heed their warning?

May we stand strong, grow in and walk in truth, and may we encourage and seek out godly men who will preach the Word!

The time is short!
The consequences are huge as many do not know the Only One who can save!

Our hope is not to be found in the White House but the church house and in the unchanging message of Jesus Christ!

Oh preachers! Fulfill you ministry! Don’t change your message! Especially now!

Oh friend! Be disciples who make disciples! Don’t change your message! Especially now!

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One thought on “Preach the Word! Don’t change the message!

  1. Kim
    In a way I am envious of you. I know envy may be a sin but I am enlightened by how you do such a good job of blogging about Scriptue and the application to today. I seem to not know exactly what to say at the correct time.

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