“God’s Solid Foundation”
Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2Timothy 2:19
The Apostle Paul’s message to Timothy was that God’s SOLID FOUNDATION, the CHURCH, the body of Christ, will stand FIRM, even amidst all of the FALSE teachings. This is possible because it is SEALED with two inscriptions, which indicates the CHURCH’S AUTHENTICITY and its INTEGRITY.
The first inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” was a reference to Korah, who rebelled against Moses, in the wilderness, and was leading the people away from the truth. (Numbers 16:5). The second inscription: “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness,” may be a reference to Numbers 16:26. These two inscriptions indicate God’s control over the CHURCH and EVERY BELIEVER’S responsibility to STAY AWAY from wickedness.
And so what does this mean to God’s HOLY CHURCH, the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, today? We like Timothy, face adversity from false teachers, who are teaching FALSE doctrines, and leading people down a very dangerous path to eternal damnation. But as the CHURCH, the body of Christ, we can have the assurance that God KNOWS His own, and have NO FEAR about what is going to happen to the work of the ALMIGHTY GOD. As long as WE, the TRUE Children of the Living God, the CHURCH, STAYS AWAY from wickedness, and grows in God’s Word and Ways. We NEED to KNOW Him, and be able to SPEAK and TEACH the TRUTH to a LOST and DYING world.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are living a lie, and are being led by the CHIEF AUTHOR of FALSE DOCTRINE, Satan, himself, who would love nothing more than to lead you down that DANGEROUS path to a place called HELL, the place of torment, torture, heartache, agony, hopelessness and despair. But you NOW have the opportunity to TURN AWAY from your sins and TURN TOWARDS the SAVIOR, the Lord Jesus Christ. You do that by: CONFESSING your sins to God, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and TRUST Him and STAY AWAY from wickedness. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting, and coming SOON!!!