2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 2 tells us do not be deceived by Satan, the son
of perdition. I'd like to mention here that in verses 3 and 4 we
are told that Christ will not return until Satan is revealed (or
has appeared) and again in verse 9, we are told even Him
(Christ) whose coming is After Satan, the one of lying wonders
who comes with deception, as described in this chapter of 2
2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren,
by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our
together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind,
or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as
from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
What's the Subject?
The returning of Christ to the earth and
our gathering together with the
Revelation 11 and 19, Christ returns at the 7th trumpet
Revelation 11, Christ returns at the last trump
(7th trumpet), after Satan kills
the two witnesses, 3 1/2 days.. Christ returns.
3 Let no
man deceive you by any means: for that day
shall not come,
except there come a falling away
first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;
He is saying, be not shaken up or trouble, By
word, letter, neither by spirit, About the day of Christ is at hand, It will not happen until after Satan's
Don't listen to anyone that turns you away
from the truth.
out of the bottomless pit, and go into
perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose
names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of
the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet
Daniel 7:17 These great beasts,
which are four, are four kings, which shall arise
out of the earth.
The word beast
figuratively used to symbolize various
kings, leaders or nations. It also
describes the character of
violent and brutal men. (Revelation 17)
(Revelation 13) (Daniel 7 and
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not,
he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and
1st trumpet =
man deceive you by any means
What day shall not come?
The day of the Lord.
You shall experience this
falling away first, which causes the elect to be delivered up.
Falling away = defection from truth (properly, the state)
("apostasy"): falling away, forsake.
4th trumpet = 1/3 of the
Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD.
4th trumpet = It's to make a choice, choose to follow God or Satan
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto
all the people, and said, How long halt ye
between two opinions? if the LORD be
God, follow him: but if Baal, then
follow him. And the people answered him not
John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The
hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall
hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that
hear shall live.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the
just is as the shining light, that shineth more
and more unto the perfect day.
This is why it is so important that we
understand this subject matter.
Who's the man of
Perdition: ''Appolya'' #684, and is from the root word # 622, which is Satan
While I was with them in the world, I kept them
in thy name: those that thou gavest me
I have kept, and
none of them is lost,
but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and
is not; and shall ascend
Subject is he
the son of perdition shall go into the bottomless pit
Who's the second beast in Revelation 13?
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an
angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless
pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old
serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand
cast him into the bottomless pit, and
shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that
nations no more,
till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that
he must be
loosed a little season.
that deceived them
into the lake of fire and brimstone,
the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and
night for ever and ever.
The term ''A falling away'' in
Greek is ''apostasia'' meaning deflection from truth , word # 646
There's going to be a deflection from the truth
before Christ returns.
Apostasy, which comes from the Greek means
''apostasia'', is a renunciation of one's professed principles.
The falling away
applies to Christians who are deceived by Satan at the time when he
stands in Jerusalem saying, I am Christ, as it is spelled out
in the next verse.
These Christians believe this to be the so-called
rapture, although that word is not found anywhere in the Bible. They
will renounce the true Christ, Jesus, being gullible enough to trust the
son of perdition, who puts himself above God, as shown in the next
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above
all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that
he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
he is God.
Who's this, that will exalteth himself above
It's Lucifer, Satan himself
Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of
desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it
ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that
be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Jesus himself spoke, when you see this
abomination "standing where it ought not".
Now the original writings this word "it" was "he".
Moffat translates it "he". Even Christ says Satan
will come first, yet people are deceived.
They are being lulled to sleep being taught that
there's a rapture coming.
Go to Mark 13, who are the elect that are
deliver up and God speaks through them?
This teaching sets them up for the deception of
the last days.
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
Where's the temple of God?
In Jerusalem in that old city, We're talking
here about a geographical location of course, because the new temple is
Christ's own body.
Now who stands in Jerusalem today?
The tribe of Judah which believe in The Lord
they founded a new nation starting in May 14, 1948.
The sons of Cain those who will not accept Jesus
Christ.. The Kenites
God said learn the parable of the fig tree
You have the tribe of Judah that believe in the Lord and the Kenites
setup In Jerusalem.
The dome of the rock = the good and bad seed
- Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig
tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves,
ye know that summer is nigh:
- Matthew 24, All will come to pass in this generation, (last
generation was setup May 14, 1948).
- During the war of 1967, they conquered the old temple for the very
purpose of setting up the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
Daniel, the prophet.
- Matthew 24:15 When ye
therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let
- Satan's standing in the very geographical location in Judea, saying I
am Christ: I am come to save the world.
- This is the deception.
- People who are unaware of this false christ
unaware of the Kenites who claim to be Jews and are not Revelation 2:9 and
Revelation 3:9, will worship the wrong christ.
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will
exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount
of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee,
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake
Ezekiel 28:2 Son of
man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God,
I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the
seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as
the heart of God:
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that
slayeth thee, I am God?
but thou shalt be a man, and
no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
rock, another name of Satan's,
Tyrus = rock = their rock is
their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries
by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall
devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight
of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:
thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Revelation 20:14 And death (Satan) and hell were cast into the
lake of fire. This is the second death.
Our Rock is God
What did the Lord said, about them that teach My children to fly
Ezekiel 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them
fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go,
even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your
hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I
have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he
should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I
will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the
We know from Revelation 13, it's the Christians that helps Satan
bring in one worldism = the fallen away
5 Remember ye not, that,
when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
the seal of God in their foreheads.
now ye know what with holdeth that he might be revealed in his
- I told you these things... Have you read it?
- Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them
(Satan's Locust army) that they
should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither
any tree; but
men which have
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:
only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the
The he in this verse refers to that man of sin,
the son of perdition
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall
destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Revelation 20 The mystery of iniquity doth already work.
deception is being set up even at this time, and God will permit it
until the time Satan shall be taken out of the way, which is at the
beginning of the millennium, when he shall be chained in the pit.
1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last
time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are
there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Lookup ''Anti'' means: Simply to be against.
To be against Christ is simply to teach against Him.
What is being
referred to above is the false christ, Satan, shall come to join the
many anti-christs that are here already and do teach against Christ.
Only he who now letteth?
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any
more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:
was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Mark 13:14 And this gospel of the
kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all
nations; and then shall the end come.
Jesus said, the elect will be delivered up to
the synagogues, and He also said you're not to worry, because He will
speak through you.
The point I'm making is that, He is going to use the
elect as a testimony.
His sword, His truth, the word of God, will teach
the truth to the whole world. I hope you see the simplicity and clarity
of Christ's teaching that are revealed to us as this age we live in
nears its end.
What a witness! What a testimony this shall be.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp
sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them
with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and
wrath of Almighty God.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and
powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
He will destroy with the brightness of His
coming, or with the brightness and light of the truth.
- What's the spirit of the Lord's sword?
- His truth, His word. Our Father is the King of
- Whereas Satan is the king of deception.
9 Even him, whose coming is
the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders,
which speaks of the beast, representing Satan.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven
on the earth in the sight of men,
- Destroyed by whom?
- Even Him, Christ whose coming is after Satan's utmost effort to
- I'd like to mention here that in verse 3, we are told the Christ
will not come until Satan is revealed (or has appeared) and here in
verse 9 again.
- Now what about these lying wonders?
- The one who comes with deception, as described in the following verse.
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.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of
God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness
of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
They wouldn't listen to
the truth; would they?
They listen to the World Press.
to what is being commonly taught in many churches.
listen to the teachings of God's prophets that are recorded in His
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie:
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon
them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of
them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the
word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his
image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in
their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
Verse 7 Stipulates only the 7000 know the truth; emphasizing that
the rest were delusion.
verse 8 God put them in this slumber or stupor.
There is no such
word as '' slumber'' in Greek language, a stupor, or ''eyes that they
should not see, and ears that they should not hear''.
The purpose of
this stupor is that the Gentiles would have an opportunity to accept
Christ and could come into their own kingdom, as is recorded in the 21st
chapter of Revelation.
The word ''Gentile indicates the Greek word
''ethnos'', meaning race.
Keep in mind that God sent this delusion.
- So again, the question: who holds the truth in unrighteousness?
- It is Satan and his children, the Kenites, who have slipped in among
the true Judeans.
- These verses in 2 Thessalonians 2 speaks specifically of Satan and
those who choose to follow him and pinpoint the men in Romans 1:18 who
invoke God's wrath.
- The lies begins, when Satan is standing in the
Holy Place, saying he is Christ.
- All the world, except the elect will believe
he is Christ and be
- No mark will sent this delusion upon them...It
was God Himself.
- Roman 11:4 Where Paul has just said that God has
not forsaken true Israel, those listening and understanding.
- Roman 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto
him? I have reserved to myself seven
thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
- Verse 4 This is the 7000 who know,
who the false Christ is, it's Satan.
- Verse 5 and 6 Explain that this remnant was
specifically chosen, and you understand they actually earned the right
before the foundation of the world, in the spiritual war in the heavens,
by standing with God against Satan.
- This doesn't make them any better
than anyone else.
- It is simply that it is God's purpose that they shall
lead their people to the truth during the
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.
- Matthew 7:21-22 Lord, Lord, I have prayed in your name, and Jesus
answered, depart from me, I know you not.
- Are you understanding now?
- They are not praying to
our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
- They are praying to the Kenites Messiah,
They are deceived.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved
of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation
through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Verse 29 The chosen are to share the likeness of His Son.
Verse 30 ''Justified'' means judged. God judged the elect and found
Verses 31-34 If God does all these things for the elect, we who have
eyes to see and ears to hear.
Verses 35-39 Christ is our intercessor; are we
going to let trials and tribulations here on earth stand in our way of
Keep in mind we are being tempered and prepared for these
last day when we must stand against Satan.
God's very elect come from all races
- Roman 8:29-39 God chose the elect.
- It's certainly put plainly. God directs
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and
hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our
He called you into the truth, so stand firm to these teaching.
Paul said = You got to stand for something.
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Study
to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which
hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope
called you to the truth, so stand firm to these teaching.
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
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