There is a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. The leech has two daughters—Give and Give! There are three things that are never satisfied, four never say, “Enough!”: the grave, the barren womb, the earth that is not satisfied with water—and the fire never says, “Enough!” The eye that mocks his father, and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young eagles will eat it. Proverbs 30:11-17 NKJV
Days of Evil
Two major sections of scripture are found in the word of God which describe the events of evil dominating a culture, and eventually the world. This one, and others in Proverbs were given by David to his son Solomon. They describe what will happen under his rule if evil is not punished and laws are allowed to be broken. In the New Testament, Paul described the same events on a worldwide scale as a sign of the "last days.” We will take a look at Paul’s description later in this article.
Although we have had a great national election in which law and order were a major foundation of our president's campaign, a massive amount of evil is being seen across our country each day. Like a hornets’ nest which has been disturbed, the angry mobs are taking to the streets of our nation.
Our culture is no longer based on what is right or wrong, but how a person feels about what is going on in society. Since no two people feel the same way, there will never be peace or satisfaction. Care for others is replaced with care only for ME. David defined the generation we live in. He said we are surrounded by those "who are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their own filthiness" (Proverbs 30:12 NKJV). This is a generation which is vastly self righteousness, not possessing or wanting God's righteousness.
A Closer Look into Our Day
Rebellion toward authority is where anarchy begins. From one life, eventually a great majority of lives are infected with the disease of self righteousness. It begins with rebellion toward authority on the most personal level, toward parents. From there, the authority of the classroom is challenged and eventually police, military, and finally God. The original challenge from the first rebel, Satan, is now voiced in a vast segment of society, "I will be like the Most High.” This generation thinks they are right and everyone else is wrong. The self righteous look up to themselves, and down in condescension on everyone else as being stupid, naïve, and not able to think for themselves. This is the height of arrogance and demonic thinking. When challenged or proven wrong they resort to childish temper tantrums of protest, violence, and destruction.
Their teeth are compared to swords and knives in our passage. The same mouths which speak of love and understanding turn to weapons when they do not get their way. They say they want to care for the poor and helpless, but the poor and helpless are really the ones they are out to destroy and remove from the face of the earth. The end result of the rebellious is to be killed and eaten by the birds of the dessert.
Many things are brought out in this section of scripture, but one major theme emerges, evil is never satisfied. When the progressives get their way on one issue, it becomes as if the issue was never resolved. Society is no closer to the answer than before. The air, water, and environment can never be clean enough. Civil rights are not enough; some groups now want superior rights.
The twin daughters of the leech are give and give. A leech never has enough blood. They are never satisfied. More examples are given of the insatiable: graves, barren wombs, water on dry ground, and fire which continues to burn anything placed in its path. The only time the rebellious of our day will stop is when everything is destroyed. Then they will turn on each other.
Paul's View of the Last Days
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV
Every sin mentioned in these verses comes from one root sin, "lovers of themselves.” Notice the one Solomon mentioned, "disobedient to parents.” We are living in a worldwide ME generation, a generation which feels like it is superior to mothers and fathers and all forms of authority.
What Can Stop This?
God has placed the Church of Jesus Christ in the earth, armed with the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the name of Jesus. Our authority is great. It can and will hinder Satan's advance until the Lord Himself returns to rule the earth. What Jesus began on the cross, He must finish at His Second Advent. But between those two events is the army of born again, spirit filled Christians who know their rightful place as the Body of Christ.
Once we are removed at the rapture of the Church, Jesus will return shortly and finally finish Satan's rule, setting up His kingdom on the earth. He will remove Satan's agent from the earth, Antichrist, Satan, demons, and all unbelievers. Finally, all religion will be removed. On that day, "the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever" (Revelation 11:15). In the meantime, in the face of all forms of evil and rebellion, look up, for your redemption draws near!