by Robert Brock
The Express Message of the Holy Spirit
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron,” 1 Timothy 4:1, 2.
God made bees to be amazing creatures, collecting pollen from flowers, going from flower to flower pollinating and carrying pollen back to the hive. There it is converted to honey which feeds the hive and makes royal jelly to feed the queen.
Paul said in our lifetime nominal believers will be seduced by wandering spirits like bees looking for flowers. This implies that Satan’s advocates will wander from church to church spreading heresy among Christians and weak believers or fake Christians who will fall away from the truth—apostasy.
“That day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). This express message of Paul was preached two thousand years ago. It is now more imminent than ever.
“For the time will come…they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3, 4). Paul was teaching that the reason for this great falling away from the faith was because some folks in the congregations had itching ears. They knew how to manipulate the speaker to say what they wanted to hear. This is nothing new. “That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits” (Isaiah 30:9, 10).
THOUGHT: Thank God for the faithful. He has special rewards for them.