"THE CONDITION OF THE HUMAN HEART"
A MINI-SERIES ON THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2; 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5; 4:3-4
DECEMBER 9, 1990
INTRODUCTION: The latter days or last days in Scripture sig-
nify the days between Christ's first coming and His second
coming. We are living in the last days today. Days just
prior to the coming of Jesus. I believe Jesus is coming
again because of the condition of the church, the condition
of the world, and because of our subject today, "The Condi-
tion of the Human Heart."
1 Samuel 16:7 says, "man looks upon the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Corinthians 2:10 says,
"The Spirit searches all things." This means even the human
Ill: In our day when the human heart has physical problems
the medical community is able to take pictures of the func-
tioning process of your heart.
T.S.: In God's Word today, we see God taking pictures of the
human heart spiritually speaking in the days prior to Jesus'
second coming. God tells us that these pictures of the human
heart manifest to us that Jesus is coming again soon. Look
with me to four of these pictures taken today by God in re-
lation to the condition of the human heart.
1. THE PICTURE OF APOSTASY.(l TIMOTHY 4:1)
Exp: The Spirit of God clearly and unmistakeably says
th-at in- the end many will fall away from the- faitth
or the truth of God. These words mean that they
will abandon the faith. They will leave God's
Word and His Way. We call this apostasy.
God says this is illustrated through giiving in- to
spirits of seduction and spirits of demons. The
enemy attacks the human heart in the sensual and
Ill: The death of John Lennon, former member of the
rock group called the Beatles, was slain in 1980.
The killer by the name of Chapman spoke out this
week for the first time. He said . . .
App: God says that we will see a picture of apostasy,
people abandoning what they profess to believe.
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