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
Staying Focused on what matters…
Are you programmed?
Some may say God doesn’t or hasn’t….some say He isn’t even here and never has been. What do you say? What will you say?
On various occasions in the Old Testament, God chose to communicate audibly with individuals. God will always find a way to make contact with those who want to know him. Some of those occasions are listed here.
Adam and Eve
Confronted them about sin
Gave him instructions concerning the boat
Genesis 6:13-22; 7:1; 8:15-17
Told him to follow God’s leading and promised to bless him
Tested his obedience by commanding him to sacrifice his son
Permitted him to go to Egypt
Sent him to lead the people out of Egypt
Gave him the Ten Commandments
Moses, Aaron, Miriam
Pronounced judgment on their family conflict
Promised to be with him as he had been with Moses
Chose him to be his spokesman
1 Samuel 3:1-18
Sent him to the people with his message
Called him to be his prophet
Sent him to Israel to warn the nation of coming judgment
Let us not forget Job chapters 38, 39, 40 and 41.
On this Thursday, on every Thursday I call it THANKFUL THURSDAY. Not just to me but to those I see and in emails I write. I am thankful everyday but I have a matching first letter word to match the day of the week. Everyone expects that of me by now. Thankful Thursday is great day to remind everyone we have a lot to be thankful for!
Get ready to shout hallelujah as you watch this short biblical discussion on the book of Revelation!
Keep on looking up!
Pastor JD Farag
God bless Pastor Charles Lawson! He is a great man of God! Thank you Father in Heaven for putting this man in these days for us.
May this be a new beginning for all who received .
Consider all things, for you nor I know how each thing will play out. Keep looking up!
Just thinking. The ISIS going and destroying the tomb of Jonah and trying to destroy that which was accomplished in the day of Jonah seem to go hand in hand here.
As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now something greater than Jonah is here.
Jonah 3 describes of when Jonah preached against Ninevah. Jonah 3:4-5 says, “Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.” Not only this, but the king decrees that everyone stop their evil ways and violence in hopes that God will relent and not destroy them. Ninevah heard the warning and changed. Once they recognized that they were doing evil, they tried to stop that and instead urgently called upon God. Jesus’ message is similar, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Unfortunately, the Jewish leadership didn’t see the warning from Jesus like Ninevah saw the warning from Jonah.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
First, this verse is what I am clinging to. Under the verse I will then put the verses that precede it so you have the total context. If you are not asleep but you are a watchman then you will clearly see the things written are all around you.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Now for all the verses before this one.
1 What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard;
there is no cluster of grapes to eat,
none of the early figs that I crave.
2 The faithful have been swept from the land;
not one upright person remains.
Everyone lies in wait to shed blood;
they hunt each other with nets.
3 Both hands are skilled in doing evil;
the ruler demands gifts,the judge accepts bribes,
the powerful dictate what they desire—they all conspire together.
4 The best of them is like a brier,
the most upright worse than a thorn hedge.
The day God visits you has come,the day your watchmen sound the alarm.
Now is the time of your confusion.
5 Do not trust a neighbor;
put no confidence in a friend.
Even with the woman who lies in your embrace
guard the words of your lips.
For a son dishonors his father,
a daughter rises up against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
a man’s enemies are the members of his own household.
THEN FOR THE VERSE I CHOOSE TO HOLD TO!
7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
We thank you Lord for Your Word! We thank You for sending Your son Jesus as the sinless lamb who shed His blood on the cross for each of us who choose You. You first chose us, we thank you and praise You. We are undeserving, we are all sinners and in Your eyes ALL sin is unacceptable and cannot be in Your presence. We must repent and ask for your forgiveness constantly and walk in Your ways as best as we can while in this sinful flesh. Pray always and pray for cleansing by the blood of Your precious son Jesus Christ! Thank You Father in Heaven and hold the hands of your children all over this evil world and keep us each and every one safe until the day of Your return. Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty! I will say of The Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
In the name of Jesus I give thanks!