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Lesson: Are Your Ears Itching

Lesson: Are Your Ears Itching
2 Timothy 4:1–5 KJV 1900
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2- Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3- For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4- And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5- But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
- Ephesus -
By the time of Paul, Ephesus had become enormously wealthy due to its status and position as a major port city of Asia Minor.
It boasted a number of major public buildings, including gymnasiums, theaters and a triumphal arch constructed in 3 b.c.
In addition, the Ephesian temple of Artemis (a false female goddess of fertility) was lauded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and was already then a significant source of income.
Ephesus is thought to have been the 4th largest city in that time with a population of over 250,00 people.
In other words... There was a lot that someone with religious longings could find...
V1 - Charge - sharp command
V2 - preach - to herald (as a public crier) proclaim, publish.
Instant - to stand upon, i.e. be present — be at hand (instant), present, stand (before, by, over).
In Season - seasonably, opportunely. when the opportunity occurs.
Out of season - meaning inopportunely, unseasonably, in contrast to the opposite
55 years ago a lot of the word of God was "in season" in the United States of America...
But we have a God who is not giving us an out because the message seems out of season today...
He is demanding us...
Even when it seems out of style..
Preach the Word...
When it seems there is no opportunity and audience to listen...
We still gotta preach it the right way..
Just because the world says its out of season for your biblical standards doesn't mean that God sees it that way..
Be one found heralding the good news in season and out of season..
In other words..
Matthew 5:16 KJV 1900
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Let YOUR light so shine before men, that they may see YOUR good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Be ready.. Keep the light always on.. Don't have a religious body with a sinful heart..
Be instant...
Reprove - to convict, refute, expose (debunk, discredit, invalidate)
generally with a suggestion of shame of the person convicted
to find fault with, correct by word to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove
to find fault with, correct by word to reprehend severely, chide, admonish
to call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation.

It means to prove it from the Word.

With the Word, you can bring a sinner to the point of conviction. Not necessarily to the point of confession; but to the point of conviction.

Rebuke - Censure or overcome with a powerful word. to express strong disapproval of, to denounce. In order to prevent an action or bring one to an end.
Matthew 8:26 KJV 1900
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Matthew 17:18 KJV 1900
And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Blind Bartamaus
And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
Always Forgive (,,,; )
Luke 17:1–3 KJV 1900
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to yourselves: -- If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Exhort - to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, (Ernest supplication) — beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire.
Hebrews 3:13 KJV 1900
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
2 Corinthians 1:3–4 KJV 1900
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Long-suffering - Forbearance, long-suffering, self-restraint before proceeding to action. The quality of a person who is able to avenge himself yet refrains from doing so.
James 5:10–11 KJV 1900
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Ephesians 4:1–3 KJV 1900
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Doctrine - soundness of the teachings
-- Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
Titus 1:9 KJV 1900
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
V3

For a time will come when they will not put up with healthy teaching.

Heap
V4 - Turn away - make a choice not to hear the Truth
Turned unto Fables - Disjointed

This is a medical word. This is the Greek word ektrepomai. It refers to a bone that is out of joint.

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Lesson: Are Your Ears Itching
2 Timothy 4:3 KJV 1900
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Endure - to have.To hold up or back from falling.
Lust - to desire greatly. Strong desire, longing.
2 Timothy 4:4 KJV 1900
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
What Are Itchy Ears?
While your ears may be fairly small compared to an arm or leg, they are full of sensitive neurological fibers. As a result, ears are subject to their fair share of itching. You might have chronically itchy ears simply because they’re highly sensitive. However, itchy ears could also indicate an underlying medical condition. By understanding some of the causes of itchy ears, you can determine how to find potential relief from chronic itching.
What Causes Itchy Ears?
Itchy ears can stem from a number of causes. Some common examples include:
Dry Skin
If your ears don’t produce enough ear wax, your ear skin can become dry and itchy. Wax has lubricating effects, and its absence can cause you to experience itching. You may even notice flaking skin coming from the ear.
BOOK II
Psalm 42:1–2 KJV 1900
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God?
Thirsting for God
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Sometimes people dry up because of sin..
Psalm 32:3–4 KJV 1900
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old Through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Come-
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Revelation 22:17 KJV 1900
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Come-
Ear Canal Dermatitis
This occurs when the skin in and around the ear canal becomes inflamed. This condition can be the result of an allergic reaction — for instance, a reaction to beauty products or the metals in earrings. Another dermatitis type is aural (meaning of the ear) eczematoid dermatitis, which has unknown causes.
Fashioned like the world
Romans 12:2 KJV 1900
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
Otitis media, or infection of the ear, can cause ear pain as well as itching. This is especially true for otitis externa or swimmer's ear, a condition in which the outer ear canal becomes infected. Infection can also lead to redness and swelling.
Hearing Aid Use
Hearing aids can cause water to become trapped in the ears or can trigger an allergic reaction to the hearing aid itself. Ill-fitting hearing aids can also place pressure on certain areas of the ear, which can lead to itching.
Make an appointment to see your doctor if your itchy ear symptoms don’t improve with time or home care.
Your doctor will likely examine your ears and take a medical history to help identify potential causes. This can help them identify any telltale rashes, such as eczema-like patches. Your doctor also may view excess earwax or earwax very close to the eardrum, which can cause itching. They will likely ask when your symptoms developed and about any accompanying symptoms, such as a fever, to pinpoint your condition’s cause.
How Are Itchy Ears Treated?
Itchy ears are typically due to a breakdown in ear skin health. This includes problems with earwax lubrication, excess water in the ear, and foreign particles and debris in the ear. Treatment usually seeks to fix these breakdowns.
If your itchy ears are the result of an allergic reaction, refrain from using any products that could have potentially caused the irritation. This includes new earrings and beauty products.
Always consult your physician before putting ointments or drops in or on your ear. This ensures you are not putting something in the ear that can irritate the inflammation more than improve it. Also, if you have a damaged eardrum, you should not use any ointments or drops unless your physician specifically prescribes them.
Your physician may recommend or prescribe the following treatments:
antibiotic ointment baby oil to soften the skin steroid topical ointment that relieves inflammation, such as one percent hydrocortisone cream or 0.1 percent bethamethasone cream swimmer’s ear eardrops or diluted solution of rubbing alcohol, acetic acid, or hydrogen peroxide
In some instances, such as when your itching ears are accompanied by a high temperature or blood or pus draining from the ear, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to relieve infection.
If you have difficulty refraining from putting foreign objects in your ears to clean them, consider scheduling regular cleaning appointments with your doctor to clean your ears. This can minimize trauma to the area while helping you remove excess earwax.
How Can I Prevent Itchy Ears?
To prevent irritation, avoid “cleaning” your ears with objects such as cotton balls, cotton swabs, paper clips, or bobby pins. Using anti-allergenic jewelry can also prevent allergic reactions that lead to itching.
If you swim frequently, use a solution to dry up excess water in the ear canal.
If you experience excess earwax production, you may want to use doctor-approved approaches, such as eardrops or a bulb syringe to keep earwax at a more manageable level.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
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