Bad Will Be Good and Good Will Be Bad

The Bible not only tells us what society will be like in the end times, but it also gives us instruction to stay as clear of the mess as possible and that God will take care of the rest:

  • What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever. What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold. They take bribes to let the wicked go free, and they punish the innocent. Therefore, just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they have rejected the law of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies; they have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 5:20-24 NLT)
  • You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. People will be cruel and hate what is good. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! (2 Timothy 3:1, 3b, 5 NLT)

Certain things, even though much to our dislike, must come to pass. It’s all in God’s plan of what must take place before the second coming of His Son. Nothing we do or say will stop it. It is according to God the Father’s will:

  • And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:7, 9, 28, 31-33, 36 KJV)

There is not one place in the Book of Acts or any of the Epistles where Christians got sidetracked with the issues of the day even though their world was filled with injustices, corruption, cruelty, and evil. They always addressed those in authority with the proper respect. Look what both Paul and Peter command us in Romans 13:1-2 and 1 Peter 2:13-14, keeping in mind that they were both martyred by these government authorities they told Christians to submit to. Paul could of very easily debated with the greatest minds of his time about the issues of the day. Instead he chose to preach Christ to everyone he came in contact with. The world needs to have lives transformed, not swayed! So please do not get angry as you see the blatant moral decline of our society and the unrighteous decisions of our governmental leaders. You may be correct with what you say or write, but what good is it if you alienate and taint your witness for Christ. Look around my friend for there are sinners all around that need Christ and the simple Gospel.

  • But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. (Jude 1:20-23 NKJV)

Do not get me wrong, this does not mean that we do not join the conversation around the coffee maker at work and speak out against the present blatant sin issues of the day like our society’s acceptance with open arms of homosexuality and the abortion pill. As Jude tells us in the verses above that we must ‘save’ some with fear, but we must make a distinction of when to speak out and when not to. There is a Christian song that says, “Sometimes Christians should be seen and not heard.” This is where we need to pray in the Holy Spirit, as Jude tells us, and look for discernment from the Lord.

There is a very dangerous liberality that has crept into the Christian Church. Not only does it candy coat evil, but it also makes the evil poison seem almost right. This is what Charles Spurgeon warned us of: “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.”

This is the problem with so many big name, so called ‘Christian Pastors’. It seems that the modern Christian Church is infatuated with numbers. “How can someone with so many followers and so many book sales be wrong?” It’s because of ‘itchy ears’, especially in these end times that Scriptures warn us of.

Take a look on the horizon. Persecution is just around the corner for those who hold onto what the Bible truly teaches. Those with twisted liberal views will be pointing the finger at those who stand true with what the Word of God rightfully says and they will declare us ‘intolerant’. At that point we will become a threat to society and labelled ‘terrorists’.

One prominent pastor presents the view that when Paul denounced homosexuality in Romans 1, he was referring only to those who were established heterosexuals that would turn to homosexuality rather than established homosexuals. This makes it OK for Gays to continue with their lifestyle. This pastor forgets that Jesus Himself (Matthew 19:4-6) continued to cement the command found in Genesis that only a man and a woman are to be joined together sexually and that is only after marriage.

It does not take someone very long, who has Holy Spirit discernment, to determine whether or not a Bible teacher should be listened to or not. Just scratching the surface on one, I found something he wrote on Christians suffering for Christ. He explained how if he has a sore throat or fever while preparing a sermon that he is suffering for Christ. First of all, we live in a fallen world where both Christians and non-Christians get sick. Secondly, there is nothing outside of normal duties (see Luke 17:7-10) of a pastor to prepare a sermon. Thirdly, it is a mockery to compare yourself to someone who takes a stand for Christ and suffers loss, or is physically tortured or killed because of it (see Hebrews 11:35-38).

So my friends, be very careful who you listen to, or watch, or read their books. Research for yourself. Once poison is ingested, it can sometimes be too late to stop the damage. Remember, those that preach ‘evil is good and good is evil’ are more prevalent than you think. Also, prepare yourself now for the persecution that is coming in the days ahead. Look up and know that your redemption draws nigh! (see Luke 21:28).


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41 Responses to Bad Will Be Good and Good Will Be Bad

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    First an excerpt from this article all of you should read and meditate on!
    “How can someone with so many followers and so many book sales be wrong?” It’s because of ‘itchy ears’, especially in these end times that Scriptures warn us of.
    Take a look on the horizon. Persecution is just around the corner for those who hold onto what the Bible truly teaches. Those with twisted liberal views will be pointing the finger at those who stand true with what the Word of God rightfully says and they will declare us ‘intolerant’. At that point we will become a threat to society and labelled ‘terrorists’.”
    I do see clearly and what is coming is so obvious to me! I also see a generation that is so deluded with itself and quite foolish playing with its toys and the games people play to gain one thing or another which is all for naught!
    “35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. 36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:35-37
    This while the manmade world and system is coming apart at the seams with vile corruption abounding from the top down and bottom up! So many running rampant trying to get theirs whether fame or fortune in this fallen material world! While those that have so much already like a Bill Gates into the billions of dollars, it isn’t enough, and so he schemes for more by even the death of other humans as he grabs more in this deteriorating, nightmare sick world that is ruled by the master of all deceptions; and to what avail when these lives we now have in the flesh are so fragile and short!
    “20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:20-21
    Stop your chasing of your own tail as the saying goes and humble yourself to the all-knowing and everlasting God Almighty; on bent knee cry out in solemn prayer to Jesus!
    I’m nobody and I don’t want to change that even if I can because this life means nothing and what life I can have means everything so my greatest and really only hope is that I can make it to heaven!
    “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17
    “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
    “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:19
    “Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” John 18:36
    “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
    “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” John 17:14
    “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
    “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” John 17:16
    “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
    Stay in the good graces of God and stop any self-worshiping you may very well be doing and seek only Jesus Christ and His kingdom to come; that is what you should want and see how vitally important it is that you not be caught unawares chasing folly and fictions to your own demise. Do this as you pray daily for your deliverance being sure to discern what is going on around you and in this world that is most assuredly heading toward DESTRUCTION! Wake Up!
    Take time to read this entire article as it will be helpful and enlightening for you! Amen.
    God bless you.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

  2. Jean Burton says:

    Great artical.

  3. Rob says:

    This was a very good article and I love the humbleness and love in your answers! Jesus Is Coming!

  4. Tim says:

    I’m stepping in very late to the comments section. Your (very well articulated) article turned up as a “hit” when I searched for “good will be called bad and bad will be called good” – as I searched for Bible verse references, in light of Pelosi wanting to pass a Bill which removes reference to any gender specific language, including “father, mother, son, daughter” – end times stuff to be sure. Anyway, thank you for your article and correct focus – on us doing what we can, through His guidance, to reach as many souls as possible, before we are raptured from this crazy (backwards) world – and all hell (literally) breaks loose during the 7 year tribulation.

  5. Sue Lindsey says:

    August 2020 Nancy Pelosi who claims to be a Catholic, very much supports abortion right up to the moment of birth & calls Republicans Domestic Terrorists.

  6. Anonymous says:

    amazing article but I cannot share due to contamination from advertising marijuana use, very sick

    • annointing says:

      Anonymous, I am so sorry about the advertisements. Because I have the free version of WordPress, I cannot control them. The advertisements do change continuously, so if you share the article it most likely will not be the same advertisement you were offended by. I did put a warning in bold letters at the end of my Welcome to the website. Unfortunately, we live in a world that we cannot escape from. Jesus must be our everything!

  7. Anonymous says:

    All the terrible acts Trump has committed or participated in, how can you ignore? This is as far from Jesus as a person can be. Lying, adultery, obsession with money, etc. How are such wrongs ignored and how is this man seen as a representative of God? The only explanation is to trust your Bible and realize we are living in times where right is wrong and wrong is right. Lord I will keep my eyes fixed to the heavens and await your salvation from the end times we are most certainly in! Praise the Lord!

    • annointing says:

      Anonymous, back on January 3rd, 2019 I wrote this reply to a woman named Ruthie, whom you sound exactly alike with an absolute hatred for President Trump, so much so that you both are delusional to what I had actually written in my article. I pray the Lord will take away the bitterness in your heart that is eating you up. I will reply the same exact way I replied to Ruthie:
      This article was written almost 6 years ago. Not only was Trump not running for President at the time, he was not even mentioned in the article, nor did I give my opinion about what I think about what Trump was doing. It looks like you are barking up the wrong tree!

    • Niki says:

      You obviously are a Democrat and, instead of forgiving the man for his frailties, you condemn him and refuse to see how God is working in his life for the benefit of this nation.
      You obviously support the killing of babies right up to the moment of birth. God will condemn you as you condemn others. Be careful what you support with your words and actions.

      • annointing says:

        Hi Niki,
        Could you please elaborate on who you are referring to. I take it that you are referring to Ruthie who left comments previously. Please correct me if I am wrong.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re so right, I’ve noticed a big change in Trump for the better, compared to when he was running for pres. in 2016.. As for 01-06-21 I don’t blame Trump for the violent rioting, there is proof my facial recognition that ANTIFA was there

      • annointing says:

        We have a Gospel to preach, far above the politics of our day.

    • Seth says:

      Trump just passed law reversing Transgender rights, he confirmed that a male is a boy and that a female is a girl, just as God planned. Obama viewed it differently. Trump reversed it. Trump isn’t perfect, but he understands the Truth, take a second look at Trump.

      • annointing says:

        Thank you Seth. According to the Bible, governmental leaders will be judged by God according to how they upheld Biblical truth.

        Because the liberal world judges according to their own human and demonically driven ideas, they hate anything that is truly godly. They hate Israel and pervert the true teachings of our only one and true lord, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    • Anonymous says:

      He who hasn’t sinned cast the first stone. your description of Trump sounds like lots of politician’s. It’s too bad many of them are corrupt

    • Brett says:

      All are sinners, including you.
      God has used many leaders that have done wrong, (actually every biblical leader did wrong apart from Christ) be careful condemning others. David was considered a man after God’s own heart. He committed adultery and murder.

      • annointing says:

        Praying for you Brett. Looks like this article hit a nerve with you. When you rightly divide the Word, you clearly see that Jesus condemned hypocritical judgment, but when we neglect righteous judgment, we will we be condemned:

        “It certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.” (1 Corinthians 5:12‭-‬13)

    • JoBeth says:

      It’s is all about forgiveness. Jesus forgave all and Trump is included. None of Jesus’s disciples were perfect and good men. They all had faults. Most had the same faults as us and Trump so just look to Him and let him do the judging and correcting.

      • annointing says:

        JoBeth, I cannot understand why people comment about Trump in connection with this article, which was written years before Trump took office. But what concerns me more is that you talk about forgiveness leaving out the most important part that really matters, which is repentance. John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter, Paul, and the rest of the Apostles all preached that in order to be forgiven, one must repent. This is sound New Testament theology.

  8. Ruthie says:

    I’m surprised you think of what Trump is doing as “good being called bad” when I see all the “bad being called good”. Trump is the personification of 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and he is encouraging his followers to be the same way and I want to “have nothing to do with such people.”

    • annointing says:

      This article was written almost 6 years ago. Not only was Trump not running for President at the time, he was not even mentioned in the article, nor did I give my opinion about what I think about what Trump was doing. It looks like you are barking up the wrong tree!

    • Keith Murdock says:

      lol where do you people come from? Trump is a genius and doing things that no other could accomplish in two years even… yet all yall wanna do is judge him on irrelevant stuff you take personal… why can’t you understand that it aint about what you think of him? it’s about what he does for the country.. stop paying attention to the known to be false media at your convenience~

    • Betty says:

      Oh, and I suppose you think Obama and Hillary are Godly people much less “good” people? Our President IS A GODLY MAN and is living it, not just “talking it”! By the way, I’d like to see YOU work for absolutely nothing and put up with the horrible lies, and attacks on him and his family, for no other reason than he came forward because he and WE The People (NOT YOU, you Liberals are no longer considered We The People when you want to get rid of our Constitution) wanted to save America from you liberals… how would you like it, when all you’re trying to do is to HELP AMERICA get back on its’ feet after Obama tried to dismantle our power, relationships with other countries, support Islam, and break down our military powers. We are in the end times, yes,whereby 2 Timothy 3:1-5 is referring to LIBERALS! They are the ones who think it is GOOD to kill and murder babies in the womb BEFORE OR AFTER BEING BORN, they are the ones who think it is BAD to pray in schools, give honor and glory to God openly in our schools or in public, they think it is GOOD to dictate homosexuality, transgenders and all the other multitude of names they have for whatever they refer to themselves as down our throats, they think it is BAD to stick up for your country and teach children in our schools to PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE to their own country. They think it is GOOD to brainwash and indoctrinate our children into a socialist global agenda. They think it is BAD to teach our children, THE FUTURE OF AMERICA WHEN THEY VOTE, AMERICAN HISTORY, MAKING THEM TOTALLY IGNORANT AS TO HOW OUR COUNTRY EVEN GOT HERE MUCH LESS THE BLOODSHED OF ALL PAST AND PRESENT COUNTRYMEN! Shame on you for using this passage to refer to our President whose ONLY intention is trying to get our country BACK TO GOD AND COUNTRY….NOT SELF AND GLOBALISM! Truly, Ruthie….we want nothing to do with you either! We wipe the dust from our feet and walk away from the likes of you liberals and Satan!

      • annointing says:

        As I referred to in my article that these comments are attached to, “I do not want to be sidetracked with the issues of the day”, but I felt led to allow it in rebuttal to Ruthie. Both comments show just how deeply our nation is divided. I must remain as neutral as I can so I do not sidetrack from the purpose of this website, which is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But I will reveal that I proudly served four years in the United States Marine Corps. I love the Constitution of the United States, our flag, and my country. I am deeply rooted in my Christian Heritage and I believe that abortion is out-and-out murder. I believe in the death penalty for those who committed heinous crimes against our society. I believe in every Word that is written in the Word of God. I believe that God was the One that made this country great because of our commitment to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I have no problem with wanting to see this country great again. And to top it off, Jesus is not ‘a way’ but “He is the only Way!”

    • Cheyenne Baily says:

      Bless your heart, Ruthie. Don’t judge. Read the Bible.

  9. Mark Cruttenden says:

    It really reminds me about our president today for all the things he’s doing good he’s being called Bad . So stand firm my brothers and sisters in Christ for the days of persecution are coming and we all have to stand strong.My prayers go out to the Christains who are being beheaded and tortured in the middle east. Until the day of redemption peace and love to you all. Mark C.

    • Richard Rolando says:

      I prayed alot before the presidential election 2016 that the good LORD will let Mr. Trump win as he is Americas last hope, I am sure many like me prayed the same prayer and lowe and behold Mr. Trump won. My prayers are with him today that he will help turn this country back to Christ.

      • annointing says:

        Richard, Romans 13:1-7 reminds us that we must submit to earthly authorities, but at the same time we must put it in perspective. Psalm 146:3 says, “Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation (help).”
        Jesus warns us that in the end times of which we are living that it will be like the birth pangs of a woman giving birth. Things will get more and more intense and closer and closer together. We are told that when we see these things happening that we are to look up:
        “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28 NKJV)
        I pray everyday for Mr Trump that he will succeed, but at the same time I pray, “Even so Lord come!”

      • Anonymous says:

        My only question to u is do u sin

      • annointing says:

        The single most important question in my life (or for anyone’s life) is, “Have I trusted in Jesus to wash my sins away?” And the answer is, “YES!”

  10. Anonymous says:

    In these times, TOLERANCE will be seen as the last remaining virtue of a depraved society

  11. Bro. Robert L. Armenta says:

    Excellant. Pray GOD allows you to keep your eyes focused on HIM always, So that you may continue to GLORIFY HIM, in all that u do.

  12. Bro. Robert L. Armenta says:

    amen The Word of God Is not a lie. The devil is a lier, has always been and will always be. you just know he’ll be telling those in hell that they not in hell what will they say then, God will have forgotton all about them

  13. LP says:

    Great article!

  14. Amy says:

    Thank you for this sound doctrine on anointing… Regarding the end times.
    We are feeling this in our small group. Issues like this have crept in and people are desensitized to all of it. I’m disappointed in my fellow believers who I love in Christ. Praying the Holy Spirit will provide words or silence or just get me out if there when needed!! Going to keep my eyes up and firmly grounded in his word. Thank you for this.
    God bless you. Praying to preserve to the end in doing Gods will.

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