9. Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they RECEIVED NOT the LOVE of the TRUTH, that they might BE SAVED.
11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: SIDE NOTE[I found it interesting that the word delusion has 2 Greek #s associated with it. First is G1756 efficiency ("energy"):-operation, strong, (effectual) working. In addition, 2nd Thessalonians 2:9 in the 1st verse I noted above, the word working, in the 'even him whose coming is after the WORKING of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders'. The use of working here shows energy. I suppose I just think it is interesting because the new age religion seems to use that type of 'energy' often in their speaking about what they are receiving or tapping into or channeling into. If you are currently in this type of thing I would beg you to call upon Jesus Christ and ask Him to reveal the TRUTH clearly to you and seek only Jesus Christ with your whole heart and soul and mind. Don't stay in your thinking that Jesus is simply one of many assended masters. I don't know a lot about the new age nor do I need to know anything more than what little I have learned. Madame Blavatsky along with Alice Bailey are two of the deceived that have started many down this false path. It is evil and teachings I would say not to simply turn from but RUN from.]
Sorry about the rabbit trail. Back on track...
2 Thessalonians 2:12
12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2nd Corinthians 11:14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed [G3326 is transfigure or disguise; transform oneself],into an angel of light.
We are living in strange times and I and many others believe we are fast approaching the end of life as we know it. For those who believe and know the truth. Salvation only comes by one way. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
As you watch the video: I am praying that all will come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. These entities are not your friends and not here to help and are simply demonic tools of Satan. Our ONLY salvation comes thru Jesus Christ! Seek Him before it is too late. Amen
See The Beauty – Melissa Ohden – Abortion Survivor
Thank you Pastor JD!
1. I am not a sinner.
2. I don’t need forgiven.
3. I have done nothing wrong.
4. I do lots of good things.
5. I am a good person.
Are these statements true or false? Do you say these things? Do you know someone who does and who sincerely believes it?
1 John 1:8-10
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
It is through confession that we align with the justice of God and are forgiven through Jesus Christ. Most importantly, that we confess we are sinners. If any one of us is without sin, we do not need Jesus. Only He was without sin and only He is qualified to save. Confessing our sins is part of worship; part of our lives poured out for Christ. As the Holy Spirit reveals ALL the places of your heart, stand ready to confess your sins to God. This is not to make you feel guilty but rather to bring conviction, change, and to purify you for His glory.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
If you really don’t know what this is saying I sincerely ask you to call upon Jesus Christ and simply ask Him to show you the truth and to give you understanding. Jesus Christ will show you if you are seeking truth with a sincere heart…
God bless you.
Praise the Lord God Almighty for men like this! God still uses all of us in different ways. We might be a small candle instead of a light bulb that shines a brighter light nonstop and that draws many to its brightness. Ler us not forget that the light in each one of us from a small candle to the brightest bulb is still the Holy Spirit and he shines the light on darkness in ways we don’t even realize. We can’t all be “Zev Porat”, but God is able and does use all who are willing. For me it is simply sharing these types of things, or it is simply lifting someone at work up in prayer or with a hug or simply telling them they have done a great job and thank you! Friday I did that with an email to a woman I have never met but through my job we communicate here and there. Not on a consistent basis or anything. I had asked her for information the day before and she worked quickly to get the answers. I just emailed her after and copied a few key people and told her I appreciated her going above and beyond at quickly resolving this issue. I said you might be asking “fir what, just doing my job”? I would say, you wouldn’t believe how many don’t get right in there and do as you do. You are set apart from the rest and simply wanted you to know how much I appreciate you.
(So, yes, something as simple as that gives encouragement in a dark depressing world. She sent me an email back without the other folks on it and said WOW, thank you for such a wonderful complimentary email. Such kind words and you made my day! I told her I don’t give them out unless I mean what I say. I told her I was glad it made her day and I hoped it put a smile on her face and a spring in her step!) You know in this world we often are all to easy to point out the things people do wrong and criticize people in an email with many people on it but we should take time to be a light that shines brightly on little things in daily life, and maybe let their bosses know about those things. That does brighten the days of people. So, something so small and easy can be used! I feel God uses me more to encourage and uplift people. We are all part of the body of Christ Jesus and we can’t all be the arm or a foot. The body has many parts!
What part are you?
2018 08 26 Gabe Bartholow –
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If you could gain righteousness through the law, everything in the Old Testament would have been enough. The rules and regulations that were given to Moses, the Ten Commandments, and the Levitical Priesthood atoning for sins would have been enough. However, the law could not save us; it could not make us righteous. Christ’s road to the cross is jam-packed full of purpose and necessity. He knew that we needed Him in order to be right with God; to be saved by grace through faith alone in Christ alone. Jesus is everything! Believe.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Psalm 34:7-8 KJV
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
I know that this is a few years old. It is more relevant today. May lives continue to be changed while we still have the opportunity.
John 5:8-15 KJVS
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
I do find it interesting that the Pharisees, those claiming to be so religious, didn’t seem to care about the miraculous healing but only wanted to know who told him to break the sabbath law by carrying his bed.
Do we ever find ourselves more focused on a rule we deem more important than on other things that are in play? Are we so focused on a rule that we are blind to something else that God just might be doing?
 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
(Commentary from my study bible)
This man had been lame, or paralyzed, and suddenly he could walk. This was a great miracle. But he needed an even greater miracle—to have his sins forgiven. The man was delighted to be physically healed, but he had to turn from his sins and seek God’s forgiveness to be spiritually healed. God’s forgiveness is the greatest gift you will ever receive. Don’t neglect his gracious offer.
Luke 8:15 KJVS
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it , and bring forth fruit with patience.
Dear Father in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.
Abba Father, please never give up on me. CHANGE MY HEART, MY MIND, MY SOUL. Make the DESIRES OF MY HEART ONLY be that which is pleasing to YOU! Help me not to be distracted by the evil in this wicked world. Help me not to be fearful of anything in this world. Help me to trust YOU in ALL ways. Help me Abba Father to live my life from this day forward, different, better, producing good fruit. Good fruit for all to see. Good fruit that does not glorify me BUT glorifies YOU, the Father of all who believe and who love and who receives your only begotten son Jesus Christ and what He has done for all who will receive Him. Jesus Christ died, shed His blood, took the wrath that He didn’t deserve but it was the wrath which all who sin, every person alive or now dead deserves. Jesus Christ has already won the victory over death that we who believe might have eternal life. This is who our fruit should glorify, the Father. Help me to live my life in such a way that all will know that I love You. Not because I am so great, BUT because Jesus Christ first loved us so that we might be able to love. That is the only way we might possibly be able to love others. Thank You Jesus, I praise Your Holy name and ask all these things in Your most Holy name. Amen
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
In verses 31-32 Jesus says, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus is addressing Jews who have believed Him, yet knowing their hearts He clarifies that they need to be set free. His audience is having a difficult time understanding why they need to be set free. Jesus responds that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. He confront them more by saying, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.” Satan is in the business of twisting truth into lies and these folks are unable to see Jesus as the truth: the only way to God the Father. Holy Spirit, protect us from being unable to hear the truth. Reveal to us any corrupt allegiance that we have to evil, and let the light of Christ illuminate our hearts.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
I have watched many different things on this subject. I have dug into the scriptures on this subject. I may not always agree with everything this pastor speaks, but then I don’t agree 100% with any pastor. I will say that he said some things that I hadn’t heard until this video. I pray everyone would listen to and at least consider what he says and pray about it and as we are always told to fo, KEEP WATCHING AND LOOKING UP!
First we must look at a couple of things about ourselves and about this world around us. We need to take a honest look within ourselves to see if something is there that hinders our hearts from being poured out before our Lord God in prayer. Not JUST prayer, but fervent prayer.
FERVENT / Fervently – to be hot, to boil, to glow; to swell with heat. FERVENCY- Heat of mind; ardor (heat or warmth such as from the sun rays);eagerness. ..passionate. FERVENTLY -earnestly; eagerly; vehemently- (means with great force and violence; urgently; forcibly; with great zeal)
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
It is happening. I MUST BEGIN TO PRAY LIKE I DID IN THE PAST. I must pray like that for my husband, for my sons, for my husband’s grown children, and for our 5 grandchildren. I might not be able to do anything else for them but WHY AM I NOT FERVENTLY PRAYING FOR THEM AS I DID WHEN I HURT SO MUCH? Has my love for the lost in my family began to grow cold? Perhaps it has. I have began to feel so alone in my faith that it feels like the world around me is only unbelief. I must begin praying in a bigger way! I must pour out my heart before the Lord again in a way and a level that I haven’t in awhile.
Psalm 50:15 says,
And call upon me in the day of trouble:
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
I love this verse. Our Father desires His children to call out to Him when we are in trouble or distressed. He desires to help His children. He wants the best for us. He will deliver us AND THEN. …it will GLORIFY HIM! How awesome is that? How often do we think about us crying out to our Father in Heaven doing anything other than helping us in our distress? We try doing it on our own which isn’t what God tells His people. We are also missing opportunity to glorify the Father. We are supposed to glorify Him in all we do and yet we often miss a basic daily opportunity to do just that.
If anyone is still reading this then I pray with FERVENCY that God will bless you and keep you and one day I look forward to meeting all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!
How many of us in 2017 really know what the meaning of the word fervent means? So often we think we know what something means but do we really ‘get’ the underlying truth to a word? Look up words, even those you claim to understand. May I also suggest that you purchase an 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster. This has been one of my best investments other than that of the King James Bible. Any other dictionary along with new versions sometimes change the meaning of words with the times. I personally desire to know what the word originally meant. What did it mean when it was translated into our language?