Evil Is As Evil Does

 

  When we speak of evil we usually refer to a person rather than an action. We all have a little evil in us, but it is our actions that defines if we are an evil person or not. Hence the saying, "Evil is as evil does." Lets take a look at some scripture that speaks of evil doers. We begin in the old testament with wisdom from Isaiah, YeshaĘżyahu ("God Is Salvation"). Considered one of the greatest prophets in the bible. His main message was about the coming of Christ and events that take place in the end times.

  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20). They say that evil is good and good is evil. Everyone wants to justify their wrong doings. (Proverbs 17:15). It's going on today my friend, it appears that the whole world has got it backwards. Even the priests, pastors, and teachers of the Word leave you in the dark (in bondage), instead of bringing you to the light (that sets you free). (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Peter 2:1, 2:18-19).

  For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. (Isaiah 32:6). Speak foolishness and make plans of their evil. (Matthew 12:34-36). They practice ungodliness and spread false teachings. (Matthew 15:19). They leave the people hungry and thirsty for the truth. What is the famine of the end times? Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. (Amos 8:11). That famine for hearing the Word of the Lord is upon us now. People are starving for the truth in the Word, not a bunch of fairy tales, false teachings and traditions of men that are taught in most churches today.

  Everyone today wants things their way and not God's way. They would rather follow the ways of the world and it's evil ways. Evil is polluting our religious leaders, our government leaders, our business practices, and our communities. "We no longer fear the Lord; we mock Him." The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. (Proverbs 8:13). God does not like those with a big mouth that is just full of pride and arrogance, always spouting off about someone or something. (Do we know anyone like that)?

  Today it is all about getting ahead at any cost with their evil desires of wealth. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. (1 Timothy 6:9). Desire for wealth will get you in trouble. (It can be more dangerous than wealth itself). People who long to be rich soon begin to do all kinds of things wrong to get money. They do not care how they get it, or who they hurt to get it. "They become rip-offs and scam artists."

  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10). The love of money and worldly wealth is the first step to all kinds of sin. Always worrying about money because they never have enough. Some have even turned away from God because of it, and because of it, they will have many sorrows.

  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. (Psalm 37:9). Evil doers will be cut off in the end times. However, those true believers who hang in there and wait upon the Lord, will inherit the earth in the next world age.

  As a believer we are always going to face evil, so it is important to be aware of evil in it's many forms. Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22). "Stay away from evil things."

  This is a spiritual war we are fighting today and we need to be prepared. Many are controlled by higher powers, "Evil is as Evil does." For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12). We are not just fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers of the unseen world. Mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world. (That is what makes people go bad)!

  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13). Man has no chance on his own, we need the Gospel Armour to withstand evil; especially the evil day when antichrist appears on the scene in real life.

  Then soon after the reign of antichrist. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; (Matthew 13:41). Nothing evil will be left in the eternity. (All will be lost for Satan and his followers).

   And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:42). All evil destroyed and will be as they never existed. A lot of people who thought they were on the road to heaven are going to be in for a surprise. The spiritually lazy, hypocrites, unbelievers, murderers, whoremongers, idolaters, liars etc. (Revelation 21:8).

   Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 13:43). The Godly shall shine as the sun in their Fathers Kingdom. (Matthew 25:34, James 2:5). Do you have ears to hear and understand how important this is?

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