what is slumber

Who Put The Slumber On The People?

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Why do pastors teach, hell fire (lake of fire), before the millennium?
Why do people listen to men? Most pastors teach hell fire
Romans 11:8 According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Roman 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
  • 2 Thessalonians 2, it says because they believe not the truth, God has sent them strong delusions.
  • More or less says, as they rejected God, then God in turn rejected them.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own country men, even as they have of the Jews:
  • You have followed the example of the churches in Judea and have suffered of your people the same as those in Jerusalem suffered of the Jews, meaning the Kenites and Paul identifies them in the next verse.
  • 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
  • Paul is talking about the Kenites here directly and pretty strongly.
  • He's blaming the death of Christ upon them and accuses them of ungodliness.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
  • We see that 1 Thessalonians 2, certainly speaks the truth in those 14th and 15th verses.
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
  • So we see then that Lucifer and his following did these things, knowing they were contrary to God's plan in addition they take pleasure in converts to their synagogue for participation in these evil deeds.
Why would God blind the people and after they "die in the flesh", He would burn them in the lake of fire, before they are taught the word of God?
Man has always wanted to take God's place, This is man's teaching
What would be the purposed of this world age, as we know of today?
The reason we are in this world age, God has given us free will, It's up to you, to study His word. God needs to know if you love Him.
Revelation 20 tells us about the millennium,  We are with the Lord and everyone has seen the Lord face to face, all are taught God's word. After the 1000 years, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, to go out for a short season, and if anyone follows Satan, they will go into the lake of fire with Satan.
After the millennium, The believers are resurrected into their Immortality (deathlessness) soul alive with Christ.
 Why do pastors mislead the people?
Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
  • Don't be deceived, Many false teachers, False preachers use religion to deceived men.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
What is the famine of the last day?
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
Why? 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.
Through this stumbling , He will also give kingdoms to the ethnos, as it is recorded in Revelation 21.
God said, He will not go back on His word, but understand the mystery.
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
  • Paul reveals his own lineage in this verse.
  • He says in many other places that he is a Roman, because he was a Roman citizen, but this is his genealogy, his specific seed line.
  • He was an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
  • Now Elijah had said this in 1 Kings, the 19th chapter.
  • Remember the ten tribes had left Israel at the time, and having left the old temple, they had all turned to idolatry.
  • Now think of our people today.
  • Who are the ten tribes worshipping today?
  • We see the same thing.
  • They don't know whom they're worshipping.
  • Most people, do not know who they are.
  • They're worshipping a false christ.
  • They're believing the Kenites people are the true sons of Israel, and we could say much the same thing Elijah said; but Elijah forgot the divine promise to the seed.
  • We're speaking specifically of Israel here.
  • Verse 4 gives God's answer.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
8 According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day.
  • 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.
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them:
  • They think they're doing good for God, and David says, let this be a snare to them.
  • Now think of today.
  • If people are going to church all in good faith, but they are being taught a Kenites messiah and that God's chosen people are Kenites, then their very Christian religion becomes a stumbling block to them.
  • David predicted this many, many years ago, and we see today many of Israel being deceived.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.
  • Let them carry a heavy load.
  • Yes, beloved, they do carry a heavy load when they are taught hell and damnation instead of His peace and His love.
  • In other words, within this deception, they are praying to the wrong father.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
  • If the children of Israel had not stumbled and had lived perfectly by the law, then Christ would not have had to come, and the only promise from God was to the Israelites.
  • There was no promise to others, but you see they did not live perfectly and Christ came , so then it was possible for the others to have salvation.
  • This came about through Christ.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
  • In other words, if Israel's stumbling and deception brings riches to the world, if their loss brings riches to the Gentiles; what a great thing Israel becomes by being a blessing to the whole world.
  • And of course, we remember the covenant with Abraham that he would be the father of many nations.
  • He would even be a blessing to the ethnos, and we know this has come to pass through Christ.
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