1 Cor 10:31 (1 Dec 2019)
"end days thievery"


Sometimes I try to work little words in!!  You know – the non-rapture people…. Inc. the ones who think they are “Christian” (and indeed some might really be!)

 

I was telling this lady who helps us clean up from time to time, about how my cart full of items I’d just purchased at the local Wal-Mart was nearly stolen as I – get this!!  First unlocked my car & went to put my drink away – leaving my loaded cart parked behind my vehicle for all of – literally 2 seconds…. 3 at the most – just enough time for the couple who’d just pulled up beside me to “eyeball” the goodies & mumble something to each other…. It was clear by their body language they saw an opportunity to take (means STEAL!! ** see addendum at bottom)  what did not belong to them. 

 

Boy, were they surprised/STARTLED when I came back around to put the items away – practically running right into them.

 

THANKFULLY!!  By God’s mercy & grace, they just went on their merry way & there was no altercation.  (in the event there ever is, I’d GLADLY let them have the paper plates & cups & toilet paper, etc. etc. I’d just purchased!!  No matter if it my cartload of stuff was $200. Worth – who cares?  Let them have it & let no weapon formed prosper against us.  It’s just not worth it.

 

NEWSFLASH!!!  This is the TAIL END of the end days (whew!!  For us who are going upward!!)  And people are getting worse by the nano-second.  They don’t give a rip what belongs to you, what you had to work hard to pay for.  It’s all about them, them, THEM and what they can gain out of the deal!  *****SELFISHNESS!!*****  Per 2 Timothy 3!!

 

For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.

 

At any rate, so I was telling this story to this lady – and I attempt to work in words when telling it, like, “in these LAST DAYS… thieves are thick!”…..

 

Some how she glosses right over when I mention the last days part & then tells me her own stories of little piddly stealing experiences she’s had & how she wants to move to New Zealand…..

REALLY??   NO crime wave in New Zealand??  Then let’s all pack up & go!!   /silly grin!

 

I said I don’t think there’s ANY PLACE on this planet to get away from it.

 

I truly don’t know if this 29’ish y/o gal is a true Christian or not.  I hope so!  But if not, I pray the Lord will be merciful & grant her repentance that she may come to know him.

 

Meanwhile, following the Lord’s leading – to be a witness wherever we go, as He prepares the opportunity & leads us to the specific person/s.  Funny though, how most people do not want to hear the “last days” part.  Never have!  And likely never will want to!

 

Time’s a ticking! 

 

2 Timothy 3 Living Bible (TLB)

You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad. They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good. They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God. They will go to church,[a] yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.

They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin-burdened women and teach them their new doctrines. Women of that kind are forever following new teachers, but they never understand the truth. And these teachers fight truth just as Jannes and Jambres fought against Moses. They have dirty minds, warped and twisted, and have turned against the Christian faith.

But they won’t get away with all this forever. Someday their deceit will be well known to everyone, as was the sin of Jannes and Jambres.

 

*** Stealing is specifically prohibited in the Scriptures.

 

Far more Scripture to study RE:  thieves   https://www.openbible.info/topics/thieves

 

Meanwhile, a word of caution to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…. Anyone who might be in custodial charge of children.  If these people could have stolen my cart load of stuff within SECONDS….. then please really, really, REALLY keep on eye on your most precious cargo!!!!!   Your kids.