2 Timothy 3:1-2 Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited;
Greed... the mantra of the 1980's was "Greed is good."* In the text, the word is Philaguros which means loving money, avarice. The English definition is an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
1 John 2:16 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.
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What makes last days greed different? What are the markers that distinguish this greed from other times?
It is the celebration of greed as a worthy emotion, as not something to be tamed, but something to embraced. As man abandons God, he worships at his own altar. “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6:24).
The Rapture Index Score for greed is at an 8 because we still have folks giving to charity, we still have people supporting and helping the helpless. We have not yet totally descended.
Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score: 8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score: 7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score: 8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5 - Rapture Index Score: 9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6 - Rapture Index Score: 7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Greed -Day 9 - Rapture Index Score: 8 of 10
Total to date: 77 out of 90 or 85.55%
*Disclaimer - the context of the greed is good speech is basically free market capitalism, where a person reaps the rewards of their labor, which is good. As a matter of fact, it is a hallmark of the Millennium. Isaiah 65:21-22.