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THE DELUSIONAL AMONG US

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The Delusional Among Us 1/31/2013 “…for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”2 Thessalonians 2:11. The Greek word “energeia” is translated into our English language as “strong”. Interestingly, this Greek word is used in the New Testament only of superhuman strength. God shall send them strong delusion. The English words “should and believe” stem from one Greek word “pisteuĊ” which means: to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in. The fact that there are people today walking around in a state of delusion is obvious. Here’s an example of delusional: Many people right here in America view their current president as the messiah – is that not delusional?  “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”Matthew 24:5. Our current president may not verbally claim to be the Christ, although many others in positions of authority and the media here in the US have done just that, he nonet…

WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN

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When Will We Ever Learn 1/24/2013 “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”Isaiah 26:9. God’s judgment is not only currently and firmly on American soil, but on planet earth as a whole. As this world’s civilization moves ever closer into the arena of that of the antediluvian world we shall see heartache and pain move from the micro to the macro. Then “the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” I peruse various news sites on the web attempting to get an idea of what’s happening around this globe, this is something I’ve done for quite some time now. The comments which appear at the bottom of many news articles are disturbing to say the least. They are consistently overwhelmingly posted by folks who are either fed up with the Fed or sick of the current administration’s attempts at regulating their lives. The c…

COLLECTING...FOR THE SAINTS

Collecting… for the Saints 1/17/2013 “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.”1 Corinthians 16:1-3. First notice that Paul says “concerning the collection for the saints” Paul specifically states who the collection is for… the Jerusalem saints. The purpose of the collection was to help provide the saints in Jerusalem with sustenance – apparently they were in great need. Secondly, we find the true understanding of the verse above to be somewhat diverted in our English translations. The English phrase “the first day of the week” is translated from the Greek words “mia sabbaton”. The Greek word “mia” means “only one or someone” and it comes from a root …

DISTRACTIONS, DIVERSIONS, AND DECEPTIONS

Distractions, Diversions, and Deceptions 1/03/2013 “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” Revelation 20:2. Until Satan is bound and thrown into the bottomless pit for a thousand years, his deceptive influence will remain here on earth. Satan is the father of deceptions and roams to and fro across the globe deceiving earth’s populous. Over the past 6,000 years or so he’s perfected his lying, deceitful ways and promoted his craftiness with all tenacity. Many of us can plainly see his blatant attempts at distracting mankind, leading them into all sorts of diversions which ultimately lead them to believe his deceptions. But there are many satanic distractions which most people, even prof…