It’s interesting to consider that everybody in this whole wide world is fulfilling Bible prophecy one way or another. If we choose to take this point of view seriously, then it follows that we should stop and ask ourselves: am I on the right or wrong side of Bible prophecy? In a sense and in quite a large general sense we read in 2 Timothy 3 verses 1 to 5 of the sort of behavioural patterns that would prevail in the last days (the days in which we are living):
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”
These verses here, or better said, these behavioural patterns here could very well be looked upon as categories of different sorts of people. If we find ourselves looking into these categories and concluding that there are no categories here that we fit into on an individual level, then this is good as these verses here conclude in saying, “…from such turn away” . If we turn away from behavioural patterns that are leading us into perilous times then we in a sense have washed our hands of this whole affair of mankind these days; we have turned away from the arm of man and the arm of the flesh and we have turned to the everlasting arms; to the everlasting arms of the Spirit and not the dying arms of the flesh. Jesus said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth (makes alive); the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life.” It’s best to go with Jesus and not the world!