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"Master, will there only be a few people saved?"  (Luke 13:23)

Someone once asked the Savior, “Lord, will there only be a few people saved” to which the Messiah answered “Strive to enter at the Narrow Gate, for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able to" (Luke 13:23-24).... 

"Many will say to Me on that day, ' Lord, Lord,...and then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me you who practice LAWLESSNESS" (Matt 7:22-23)  - read more

The Heavenly Father's Name

Exo 3:15  Elohim, furthermore, said to Moses, "Yahuweh, ....' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.

Did you know that the Heavenly Father put His Name in His book, the Bible, over 6,823 times? Why is it than that most people that read the Bible, Jew and Christian alike, never heard of the Almighty's Name? Is it important that you know the heavenly Fathe's Name? You be the judge Click here to read the articles and view the video.

Psa 83:18 That they may know that You alone, whose name is Yahuweh, Are the Most High over all the earth.

Isa 52:6 "Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.'"

       Mal 3:16 Then those who feared Yahuweh spoke to one another, and Yahuweh gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear Yahuweh and who esteem His name.

       Mat 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

       Rom 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "for this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate my power in you and that My Name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth."

Did you know that the name 'Jesus' doesn't appear in the 1611 KJV Bible, not one single time!

Of course I'm not referring to the King James Bible used today, which is roughly the 25th revision of the original 1611 version. I'm referring to the original 1611 KJV.The name Jesus IS NOT in there one single time. Why? Read on to find the answer.

Are you aware that the letter “J” did not exist in any language on the face of the  earth until the year 1520 A.D, and it did not come into popular use for roughly another 100 years. Consequently when the 1611 KJV was written the letter 'J' did not appear in it, not one single time.. Let me repeat that, “the original 1611 King James Bible does not contain the letter 'J' not even one time. If the letter 'J' didn't exist until the year 1520, and was never used in the 1611 King James Bible, than how could the Messiah's name have been pronounce “Jesus”? The answer is “it wasn't”. The One who died for the sins of Israel was never called by the name 'Jesus', nor did he or anyone else in his day ever hear the name 'Jesus'. Why? Because the name 'Jesus' would not have existed for roughly another 1,500 years. With that being the case then what name was Peter talking about when he said

Act 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved

If the name 'Jesus' did not exist when Peter made this statement then what is the name by which we must be saved? For the answer as to what name it is that we must call on to be saved  click here.

               The Rapture

Who will be taken and Who will be left

The answer is almost sure to shock you - "click here"

"I said YOU are gods"  John 10:34

Who are these "gods" that the Messiah is referring to?

When the Jews accused the Messiah of claiming to be God he quoted Psalm 82:6 and asked the question "If He, that is the Heavenly Father Yahuweh, called them, that is the judges of Israel, gods then why do you accuse me of blasphemy for saying that I am the Son of God?"

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that along with the judges of Israel being called 'gods' the angels, Moses, and Samuel the prophet are also referred to as 'gods' in the Bible. How is that possible when Yahuweh Himself tells us that "there is no God but Me" (Isaiah 43:10)?   "click here"  to find out the answer to this very important question.

        The Trinity  -  Really?

 

With billions of Christians believing in a Triune god, that is a 3 in 1 god known as the  "Trinity" one would think that the Trinity is talked about throughout the entire Bible, and yet the fact is that such terms as "the Trinity", 'god the Son', 'god the Holy Spirit' or the 1st and 2nd persons of anything, are never mentioned in the Bible, not one single time. Why is that? Click here for the answer.

What 'must' we believe about the Messiah !

Please turn in your Bble to the passage where we're asked to believe that the Messiah Yahoshua is the 'god/man'. 
 Can't  find it?  How about the passage that tells us that the Messiah is the 2nd person of the Triune godhead?  You say that's not there either?  How about the passage that calls Messiah "god the son". No, again that term is never found in the Bible. Surely the word "Trinity" is on every page of the Bible. What's that, the word "Trinity" is never mentioned in the Bible! How is that possible?  The fact is you're not going to find any of those phrases ever mentioned in the Bible and yet such terms are used by a majority of Christianity today.

If such terms as god/man, god the son. or the 2nd person of the Triune godhead or Trinity are never mentioned in the Bible then what exactly are we told to believe about the Messiah Yahoshua? In this article we'll be taking a look at everything the Bible tells us about the Messiah and what it is we MUST believe about Him in order to be saved.  To view the article "click here".  

 

(All passages are from the NASV unless otherwise noted)

In 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Paul tells us that the God Himself is going to send a strong delusion upon those who refuse to obey the Truth and continue in “unrighteousness”, that is 'sin' or 'lawlessness' (see 1 John 3:3-10; Matt 7:21-23). Why is the heavenly Father going to cause this 'delusion' to fall upon 'sinners'? In order that they might be “Damned”.

2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (KJV)

Many years ago after reading these passages with a ‘minister’ I asked him, “who is going to send this strong delusion in order that people might be damned?“  and immediately his answer was, “well the devil of course.”

No, it isn’t the devil, it’s the heavenly Father, Almighty Yahuweh, that is going to send this strong delusion, in order that people might be damned. And why is He going to do it? Because they did not believe the Truth, but had pleasure in “unrighteousness.“

In this study we’re going to take a look at what:

  • the “lie“ is that people are going to believe.

  • the “delusion” is that Yahuweh is going to send them.

  • the “Truth” is that people will refuse to believe. (And although the Savior tells us he’s the “way the truth and the life”, he is not the Truth being talked about here.)

  • And the “unrighteousness” that people were taking pleasure in.

Why is it important for us to understand the answers to these questions? So as we are not the one’s being deceived and believing the lie.

Before we begin though I’d like to take a look at another time Yahuweh sent a strong delusion and caused many to believe a lie. After which time I think it will be easier in understanding why Paul said what he did here in 2 Thessalonians. Turn if you would to 2 Chronicles chapter 18.

First a little background. 

Ahab, who was king over the 10 southern tribes, the house Israel,  

Jehoshaphat, who after the death of his father Asa, was made king of the house of Judah, the 2 southern tribes, went down to Ahab. 

Jehoshaphat, the son of Asa, became king over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.

1Kings 22:41  Jehoshaphat found favor in the eyes of Yahuweh for he followed the Law of Yahuweh, as his father David did in his early years (2 Chron 17:2-3). 

Jehoshaphat, who was allied to Ahab through the marriage of his son to Ahab‘s daughter (2 Chron 18:1-3), went to visit Ahab in Samaria. Ahab celebrated Jehoshaphat’s visit by the slaughtering of many sheep and oxen, and at which time Ahab persuaded Jehoshaphat to join him in going to Ramoth-gilead, to fight against the Arameans.  

Unlike Ahab, who was one of the wickedest king to ever rule the house of Israel (1 Kings 16:30), Jehoshaphat had flavor with Yahuweh, for he obeyed His Torah (2 Chr 17:3). So Jehoshaphat asked Ahab, "Please inquire first for the word of Yahuweh" (vs. 4).  So Ahab assembled 400 prophets of Yahuweh, to inquire of Yahuweh as to whether they should go up and fight at Ramoth-gilead (vs.‘s 5, 10-11).  And all of Ahab’s prophet’s told him to go, for Yahuweh is going to deliver the Arameans into your hand (2 Chr 18:11).

But for some reason, which we’re not told, Jehoshaphat wasn’t comfortable with the 400 prophets prophesying favorably for Ahab.  And he inquired if there was yet one more prophet of Yahuweh that could be asked.

Unlike the 400 ‘people-pleasing’ or rather ‘king-pleasing’ prophets, there was one yet, Micaiah,  that Ahab hadn’t consulted. Why hadn‘t Ahab initially included Micaiah among the 400 prophet ?  Because Ahab didn’t like the fact that Micaiah didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear. But at the insistence of Jehoshaphat, Ahab called for Micaiah.

Ahab asked Micaiah, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?" and in what was obviously a sarcastic response Micaiah told Ahab (I‘ll paraphrase Micaiah’s answer) “Hey, go up King, you got him, the Arameans will be given into your hands.” (2 Chr 18:5). Immediately Ahab knew that Micaiah was being facetious in telling him he would prevail, for immediately Ahab said, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahuweh?"

2Ch 18:15  Did Ahab really want to hear the Truth?  No, of course not, Ahab had just gotten through telling Jehoshaphat how he hated Micaiah for never telling him what he wants to hear (2 Chr 18:7). And now Ahab knew, possibly by the way Micaiah said what he did, or maybe by the expression on Micaiah’s face when he said it,  but he knew that Micaiah was not telling him what he actually seen of Yahuweh (2 Chr 18:14-18).

So Micaiah proceeded to tell Ahab,

2Ch 18:16 "I saw all Israel Scattered on the mountains, Like sheep which have no shepherd; And Yahuweh said, 'These have no master. Let each of them return to his house in peace.' 

2Chr 18:18  Therefore, hear the word of Yahuweh. I saw Yahuweh sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.

2Ch 18:19  "Yahuweh said, 'Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this while another said that.

2Ch 18:20  "Then a spirit came forward and stood before Yahuweh and said, 'I will entice him.' And Yahuweh  said to him, 'How?'

2Ch 18:21 "He said, 'I will go and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.'

2Ch 18:22  "Now therefore, behold, Yahuweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for Yahuweh has proclaimed disaster against you."

Who was it that put the lying spirit in the mouths of all of Ahab’s 400 prophets so that Ahab might be damned? It was Yahuweh.

Yahuweh sent His prophet Micaiah time and time again to the king of Israel, but it wasn’t the Truth that Ahab wanted to hear. So Yahuweh caused Ahab to believe the lie that he might be damned. And so will Yahuweh do to those today, who take pleasure in unrighteousness.

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In 2 Thessalonians the apostle Paul tells us that Yahuweh will do the same thing today who reject the Truth and take pleasure in unrighteousness. That is He‘ll caused them to believe a lie in order that they might be damned.

It’s imperative that we know who these people are that Paul is describing, so as to make certain that we’re not among them. So let’s read in context what, and who, it is Paul is referring to in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.

2Th 2:1  Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Master Yahoshua Messiah and our gathering together to Him,

2Th 2:2  that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

It seems as if someone, somehow, was persuading the Thessalonians that the Messiah had already returned. Which accounts for the numerous times that Paul mentions “waiting for” and the “coming of”  the Lord in his two letters to the Thessalonians. (1 Thes 1:10; 2:19 - KJV; 3:13 - KJV; 4:15; 5:23;  2 Thes 2:1; 2:8; 3:5 - KJV). 

2Th 2:3  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

An ‘apostasy’ is defined “as a renunciation of a religious belief.” so what Paul is saying here is that the Messiah will not come until there is first the  “renunciation of a particular belief” and the  ‘man of lawlessness’, the son of destruction, is revealed.  Paul doesn’t tell us what belief it is that is going to be denied or rejected, but we do knew it’s connected with the ‘man of Lawlessness.’  

2Th 2:4  who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

2Th 2:5  Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

2Th 2:6  And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

2Th 2:8  Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

2Th 2:9  that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

2Th 2:10  and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

2Th 2:11  For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

2Th 2:12  in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

2Th 2:13  But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

2Th 2:14  It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Master Yahoshua Messiah.

2Th 2:15  So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.

2Th 2:16

  Now may our Master Yahoshua Messiah Himself and Yahuweh our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,

2Th 2:17  comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

1 Th 1:10; 2:19 (KJV); 3:13  (KJV); 4:15; 5:23;  2 Th 2:1; 2:8; 3:5 (KJV).

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