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What we must be prepared for strong delusion

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2 Thessalonians 2:8–12 KJV 1900
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: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

8 And then shall that jqWicked be revealed, r[whom the Lord] shall consume s[with the spirit of his mouth], and shall destroy with tthe brightness of ahis coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is uafter the working of wSatan xwith all power and ysigns and lying ywonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of zunrighteousness in athem that perish; because they received not bthe love of zthe truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause cGod shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe da lie: 12 That they all might be damned who ebelieved not zthe truth, but fhad pleasure in zunrighteousness.

To Reveal: disclose, bring to light, make fully known.. (state of revealing) to become made known to the public especially information that was previously known only to a few people and was meant to be kept secret..
2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Lawless One: a person who breaks legal restrictions to fulfill their own desires
1 Timothy 1:9 NLT
For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
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1 Corinthians 9:1 NLT
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven’t I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn’t it because of my work that you belong to the Lord?
1 Corinthians 9:21 NLT
When I am with the Gentiles who do not follow the Jewish law, I too live apart from that law so I can bring them to Christ. But I do not ignore the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.
lawless One:
1 Cor 9
2 Thessalonians 2:8 GW
Then the man of sin will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will destroy him by what he says. When the Lord Jesus comes, his appearance will put an end to this man.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 NLT
We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.
1 Thessalonians 2 NLT
You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not a failure. You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition. So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery. For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money! As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children. We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too. Don’t you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God’s Good News to you. You yourselves are our witnesses—and so is God—that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers. And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory. Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn’t think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe. And then, dear brothers and sisters, you suffered persecution from your own countrymen. In this way, you imitated the believers in God’s churches in Judea who, because of their belief in Christ Jesus, suffered from their own people, the Jews. For some of the Jews killed the prophets, and some even killed the Lord Jesus. Now they have persecuted us, too. They fail to please God and work against all humanity as they try to keep us from preaching the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last. Dear brothers and sisters, after we were separated from you for a little while (though our hearts never left you), we tried very hard to come back because of our intense longing to see you again. We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us. After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! Yes, you are our pride and joy.
The Lord: owner, master
Luke 4:8 NLT
Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”
What we Worship and what we Serve is our Lord.. let me ask you this? what takes up most of your time day to day? & what gets the least of your time day to day?
The bible declares the Jesus will slay/execute/consume with the spirit of his mouth!!!
Spirit: pneuma
Mouth: stoma
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
But he answered and said, It is written, dMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

shall destroy with tthe brightness of ahis coming:

The Holy Bible: King James Version. (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., ). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV 1900
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:
Christ Appearance: The visibility of the true Messiah’s coming is whats going to destroy the antichrist.
2 Thess
2 Thessalonians 2:9 NLT
This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.

10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

11 And for this cause cGod shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe da lie: 12 That they all might be damned who ebelieved not zthe truth, but fhad pleasure in zunrighteousness.

2 Thess 2:11
2 Thessalonians 2:11–12 AV
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Heb. kāzāḇ indicates something that falls short of expectations, or fails to live up to its promise, in this case (Ps. 62:9) man. The remaining references are to idolatry and false religions, which are wickedly deceitful, and which prove to be empty, worthless (’āwen, šāw’), a sham (ta‘tu‘îm), disappointing all trust (šeqer).

 At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father’s household idols and took them with her.

32 But as for your gods, see if you can find them, and let the person who has taken them die! And if you find anything else that belongs to you, identify it before all these relatives of ours, and I will give it back!” But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the household idols.

19 At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father’s household idols and took them with her.

33 Laban went first into Jacob’s tent to search there, then into Leah’s, and then the tents of the two servant wives—but he found nothing. Finally, he went into Rachel’s tent. 34 But Rachel had taken the household idols and hidden them in her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. When Laban had thoroughly searched her tent without finding them, 35 she said to her father, “Please, sir, forgive me if I don’t get up for you. I’m having my monthly period.” So Laban continued his search, but he could not find the household idols.

Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau.”

2 So Jacob told everyone in his household, “Get rid of all your pagan idols, purify yourselves, and put on clean clothing. 3 We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me wherever I have gone.”

4 So they gave Jacob all their pagan idols and earrings, and he buried them under the great tree near Shechem. 5 As they set out, a terror from God spread over the people in all the towns of that area, so no one attacked Jacob’s family.

16 Leaving Bethel, Jacob and his clan moved on toward Ephrath. But Rachel went into labor while they were still some distance away. Her labor pains were intense. 17 After a very hard delivery, the midwife finally exclaimed, “Don’t be afraid—you have another son!” 18 Rachel was about to die, but with her last breath she named the baby Ben-oni (which means “son of my sorrow”). The baby’s father, however, called him Benjamin (which means “son of my right hand”). 19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20 Jacob set up a stone monument over Rachel’s grave, and it can be seen there to this day.

IDOLATRY—image-worship or divine honour paid to any created object. Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Rom. 1:21–25: men forsook God, and sank into ignorance and moral corruption (1:28).

The forms of idolatry are, (1.) Fetishism, or the worship of trees, rivers, hills, stones, etc.

(2.) Nature worship, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature.

(3.) Hero worship, the worship of deceased ancestors, or of heroes.

Joshua 24:2 NLT
Joshua said to the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Long ago your ancestors, including Terah, the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River, and they worshiped other gods.

During their long residence in Egypt the Hebrews fell into idolatry, and it was long before they were delivered from it (Josh. 24:14; Ezek. 20:7). Many a token of God’s displeasure fell upon them because of this sin.

The idolatry learned in Egypt was probably rooted out from among the people during the forty years’ wanderings; but when the Jews entered Palestine, they came into contact with the monuments and associations of the idolatry of the old Canaanitish races, and showed a constant tendency to depart from the living God and follow the idolatrous practices of those heathen nations. It was their great national sin, which was only effectually rebuked by the Babylonian exile. That exile finally purified the Jews of all idolatrous tendencies.

The first and second commandments are directed against idolatry of every form. Individuals and communities were equally amenable to the rigorous code. The individual offender was devoted to destruction (Ex. 22:20). His nearest relatives were not only bound to denounce him and deliver him up to punishment (Deut. 13:2–10), but their hands were to strike the first blow when, on the evidence of two witnesses at least, he was stoned (Deut. 17:2–7). To attempt to seduce others to false worship was a crime of equal enormity (13:6–10). An idolatrous nation shared the same fate. No facts are more strongly declared in the Old Testament than that the extermination of the Canaanites was the punishment of their idolatry (Ex. 34:15, 16; Deut. 7; 12:29–31; 20:17), and that the calamities of the Israelites were due to the same cause (Jer. 2:17). “A city guilty of idolatry was looked upon as a cancer in the state; it was considered to be in rebellion, and treated according to the laws of war. Its inhabitants and all their cattle were put to death.” Jehovah was the theocratic King of Israel, the civil Head of the commonwealth, and therefore to an Israelite idolatry was a state offence (1 Sam. 15:23), high treason. On taking possession of the land, the Jews were commanded to destroy all traces of every kind of the existing idolatry of the Canaanites (Ex. 23:24, 32; 34:13; Deut. 7:5, 25; 12:1–3).

In the New Testament the term idolatry is used to designate covetousness
Matthew 6:24 NLT
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.
matthew 6
Luke 16:13 KJV 1900
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Colossians 3:5 GW
Therefore, put to death whatever is worldly in you: your sexual sin, perversion, passion, lust, and greed (which is the same thing as worshiping wealth).
Ephesians 5:5 NLT
You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.
Romans 1:18
Romans 1:18–25 AV
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1
Romans 1:26–32 AV
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 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; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 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.
Lexham Theological Wordbook Theological Overview

The OT frequently uses the language of prostitution (זָנָה, zānāh, “to play the whore”; Exod 34:5) or adultery (נָאַף, nāʾap, “to commit adultery”; Jer 3:9) to describe idolatry. Just as sexual infidelity breaks the marriage agreement (Lev 20:10), so religious infidelity breaks the covenant (Jer 3:6–11; Ezek 16:8, 15). Many examples blend sexual and religious language, speaking of sacrifices and offerings in the midst of describing sexual liaisons (e.g., Isa 57:3–10; Jer 2:20–28). Other passages use verbs that literally describe adultery or illicit sexual activity to indicate the activity of going off to worship foreign gods (Exod 34:15; Deut 31:16; Ezek 6:9).

While the NT does not explicitly use the language of adultery or sexual immorality (e.g., πορνεία, porneia) to describe idolatry, the conceptual link may still be found in the vice lists that often mention both sexual immorality and idolatry, frequently in direct sequence or very close proximity (1 Cor 5:11; 6:9; Gal 5:19–20; Rev 21:8; 22:15). On two occasions, Paul links idolatry with the sin of covetousness, perhaps extending the idea of idolatry from worship of other gods to worship of or desire for things (Eph 5:5; Col 3:5).

Reprobate Mind: A depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate. 2. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
1 Corinthians 5:11–13 NLT
I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people. It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”
1 Cor 5:11
Galatians 6:7–10 NLT
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
gal 6:7-
Galatians 5:19–20 NLT
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,
Revelation 21:8 NLT
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Revelation 22:15 NLT
Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.
Lexham Theological Wordbook Lexical Information

Lexical Information

Old Testament

בַּעַל (baʿal). n. masc. Baal, master, lord, husband. Refers generally to one who is an owner or master, but also the common epithet of a Canaanite storm god.

One of the most common OT complaints about idolatry is that Israel has abandoned Yahweh and gone to serve Baal (or the “Baals”), as well as the other gods of the surrounding Canaanite peoples

Judges 2:11 NLT
The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight and served the images of Baal.
Judges 3:7 NLT
The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. They forgot about the Lord their God, and they served the images of Baal and the Asherah poles.
Judges 2;22
Judges 10:6 NLT
Again the Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. They served the images of Baal and Ashtoreth, and the gods of Aram, Sidon, Moab, Ammon, and Philistia. They abandoned the Lord and no longer served him at all.
Judges
1 Samuel 12:10 NLT
“Then they cried to the Lord again and confessed, ‘We have sinned by turning away from the Lord and worshiping the images of Baal and Ashtoreth. But we will worship you and you alone if you will rescue us from our enemies.’

Used in the singular, baʿal typically referred to a specific deity, one of the chief gods of the Canaanite pantheon. Used in the plural, the Baals (,בְּעָלִים bĕʿālîm) may have been shorthand for referring to Canaanite gods in general, though the use of baʿal in place names or with reference to worship at a specific location could point to worship of regional deities (e.g., baʿal pĕʿôr, “Baal of Peor,” could mean “lord of Peor”; Num 25:3). Most of the references to Baal as a deity come in Judges, 1–2 Kings, Jeremiah, and Hosea; in general, these passages criticize Israel for worshipping Baal. Much of the conflict in the Deuteronomistic History (Joshua–2 Kings) is framed as a battle for Israel’s religious loyalty. Israel keeps wandering off to worship the idols of other nations, but Yahweh and his prophets are continually trying to get them to worship Yahweh alone. The battle between Yahweh and Baal is most dramatically demonstrated through Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kgs 18). That account mocks the idea that Baal was a real god worthy of worship (1 Kgs 18:26–29), and Yahweh’s demonstration of power contrasts with Baal’s absence (1 Kgs 18:38–40). Elijah’s lesson for Israel was that the battle between Yahweh and Baal was no battle at all, because only one was real and only one could answer—Yahweh.

Asherah was a Canaanite goddess worshiped by the Israelites alongside their worship of Baal and other Canaanite deities (1 Kgs 18:19; 2 Kgs 23:4). Most of the OT references to Asherah are not explicit uses of the word as the deity’s name; rather, “the Asherah” is the object, usually a tree or pole, that is erected in her honor or to facilitate worship (Deut 16:21; 1 Kgs 16:33). Biblical law prescribed cutting down these trees or poles (Exod 34:13; Deut 7:5; 12:3) and prohibited the planting of one (Deut 16:21). The destruction of altars and other physical objects representing foreign deities including Asherah was a central aspect of the religious reforms of Gideon (Judg 6), Asa (1 Kgs 15:9–15), Hezekiah (2 Kgs 18:4), and Josiah (2 Kgs 23).

פֶּסֶל (pesel). n. masc. idol, carved image. Refers generally to a man-made image or figure made of wood, stone, or metal.

Home Work: Give Me 3 idol gods of Old testiment that where worshiped, they way in which they where worshiped & how that same god is worship today but maybe have a different name.
email it to me bishoprlmiddleton@gamil.com by Tuesday
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