I Peter Part 5 2 of 2
by MELINDA MANSOOR
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I Peter Part 5 2 of 2
That is Satan’s weapon, so know God’s Word so you can tell if God’s Word is taught out of whack! We need to stand strong on what God has said to us, not men’s traditions and church doctrines. Then we are to be a chaste virgin, spiritually, for the Lord to that one Husband, Jesus. So just as Eve was fully seduced, she had Cain the serpent’s seed, or offspring, Satan’s first attempt to try and destroy Jesus, the woman’s Seed, to come, know that Satan works through religion! If some preacher comes teaching another Jesus, or some other doctrine or book that appears religious, but is not in God’s Word don’t believe it! Don’t receive and stay away from it and keep it out of bringing forth God’s Word! Then Paul says here again did he not abase or make himself humble, by not taking from the church or taking a salary, but paying his own way and boldly doing God’s will and serving Him bringing forth the Word of God. He taught God’s Word freely and openly, not for money. Paul here again working and paying his own way teaching God’s Word for the benefit of the people, not to fill his pockets, but to serve the Lord! As here:
I Corinthians 9:9 “For it is written in the law of Moses, “Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.” Doth God take care for oxen?”
Quoting from here:
Deuteronomy 25:4 “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.”
When the oxen were used for labour to harvest the crops, God’s Word commands not to shut their mouths as they are doing the labor they should be able to eat part of that harvest. So this means a teacher of God’s Word by His Word is authorized to receive payment for doing so. Then we see that Paul as an example did not take a salary so no person could say he was in it for the money! This is a great example to follow, which makes us wonder and then know why there is so much church traditions today as if someone in these established major churches and religions of the world they will not then get their salaries if they go against church doctrine or religious doctrine and speak out against a church or religion! Think about it as Satan works best through religion. Then going on here we see that it is no wonder then that way back at the beginning of the bringing forward God’s Word there were many transformed, or disguised as Christ’s apostles, meaning those sent forth to teach His Word as here:
II Corinthians 11:13 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.”
II Corinthians 11:14 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
II Corinthians 11:15 “Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
transformed (Strong’s 3345) to transfigure or disguise; figuratively to apply (by accommodation); (from Strong’s 3326) accompaniment, amid, proximity, and from (derivative of Strong’s 4976) a figure, condition, external condition.
Then we see why. It will be no wonder that this was going on way back then, and up until this day that Satan, himself, will be disguised as an angel of light! Satan as in Revelation 13:11 will look exactly as the Lamb of God or Jesus, but the lies and deception come out of his mouth, like “you don’t need to understand God’s Word - just believe and I’ll fly you away!” Then it’s no big deal that we know his ministers will also be transformed into Christian church leaders or religious leaders in the religions of this world. The people mostly have free will and do not know what they are doing but would rather hear the lies of these church traditions and religions than hear The Word of God as here. The subject is how we get back to God and the return of the Lord:
II Thessalonians 2:1 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.”
II Thessalonians 2:2 “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.”
II Thessalonians 2:3 “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,”
II Thessalonians 2:4 “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 himself that he is God.”
falling away (Strong’s 646) defection from truth (properly the state (“apostacy” or revolt against one’s religion); falling away, forsake; (same as feminine Strong’s 647) something separative, i.e. divorce, (writing of) divorcement; (from derivative of Strong’s 868) to remove, i.e. instigate to revolt; to desist, desert; fall away, depart; (from Strong’s 575) “off”, i.e. away , and from Strong’s 2476) to stand.
perdition (Strong’s 684) ruin or loss (physically, spiritual or eternal); damnable, destruction, die, perdition, waste; (a presumed derivative of (Strong’s 622) to destroy fully (reflexive to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
Don’t let any men’s traditions, or evil spirits as there are many out in people in the world today, or by the first letter to the Thessalonians or I Thessalonians Chapter 4 many churches today make into the “rapture”. Don’t let any person deceive as that day will not come and CANNOT COME UNTIL two things happen. First thing, there is an apostasy, or falling away from one’s religious beliefs. So if you are a Christian you would then think Satan, who comes first is Jesus. Then the second thing, the son of perdition, meaning the son in God’s Word sentenced to perish or be fully destroyed, as we just read in Ezekiel 28:18-19 when Satan is burned with a fire in the middle of him and then is blotted out of all memory is no more shows himself to the world. Satan then will sit in God’s throne claim he is God and the entire world which has not read the Word of God with understanding nor been taught, will be taken in by him. Then going on here if you want to listen to men’s traditions or church doctrines, or lies, then God, Himself, will send you strong delusion:
II Thessalonians 2:10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
II Thessalonians 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”
II Thessalonians 2:12 “That they all might be damned who believed, not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
God would have you rather go ahead and be deceived and unknowingly for if you knew the truth and then went against God’s Word and knowingly worshipped Satan that would not be good! God does this to those with free will. So beware if you have tickling ears, or easily want to hear every opinion of this world not based in God’s Word here:
II Timothy 4:1 “I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom;”
II Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
II Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
II Timothy 4:4 “And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
In season (Strong’s 2122) opportunely, in season; (from Strong’s 2121 well-timed, I.e. opportune, in time of need.
out of season (Strong’s 171) inopportunely, out of season;
itching (Strong’s 2833) (to scrape) to scratch, to tickle
The Lord Jesus Christ will judge both the living and the spiritually dead as we all go to His throne for judgment. We have to go to Him, not remain in a grave as many churches teach that at His return those dead will be resurrected. But instantly when we pass away we go to Him for judgment. Teach the Word out God always in time of need, like if someone loses a loved one or a planned teaching. And also when there is no special need for it, just continually bringing forward God’s Word. Be very patient in learning more about God’s Word as you are constantly growing, the Lord bringing you up more each time according to the very level you are at in understanding and giving you the hidden manna when you take the time and learn. Those times when sound doctrine is not happening is out there in the world today. SO if you are based and grounded in God’s Word you cannot be easily swayed, or wishy-washy. Someone God can use to stand up for Him and His Word knowing what the Lord has foretold us and not men’s tradition or religion. The majority of today’s teachers or religious and church leaders are not based on sound doctrine, that is God’s Word, but on church traditions and religion’s traditions. They are then going after their own lusts of this world, keeping their salaries or position and titles not going against their founded church or religion, and many have itching ears. This means they easily are swayed this way or that way not having a backbone to stand on in God’s Word for they do not know it! Then going on here:
1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.”
1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
Put our care or our attention on His Word and spend time with Him, loving and serving Him. He always will bless you and love you by kicking out those boulders in your life. Yeah, you will have some stones in your path, but God gives us His Word so we can get through this flesh life. NO problem! Most especially keep that Word of God locked and loaded in our minds as Satan is out there constantly going after God’s people, His election, and trying to especially stop the progress of those that bring forth God’s Word! Know that ahead of time and be focused on God and it’s no problem. God has already given His elect authority over the enemy as here:
Luke 10:17 “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.”
Luke 10:18 “And He said unto them, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Luke 10:20 “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus says here the elect, the seventy representing that seven thousand of Israel that did not bow a knee to Satan or Baal in the first earth age and fought against him as in I Kings 19:18. But be happy as we are already judged or our names written in heaven. Then we see why Satan, will fall as in Revelation 12:7-9 and Revelation 6 from heaven to earth right before Jesus returns. Even the evil spirits, then Satan as he is the serpent and the fallen angel army described as scorpions as in Revelation 9, are subject to the authority that God gives His election. Stand up in the Word of God and don’t fear this world, but always use common sense and wisdom in how to get it done always following all laws so you are protected as well as being wiser than the serpent. Don’t get side-tracked by the cares of this life, but focused on your purpose as God’s elect to withstand Satan in that evil day as here:
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 nations!”
Isaiah 14:13 “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:”
Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the MOST HIGH.’”
Isaiah 14:15 “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
Lucifer (Strong’s 1966) the morning-star; Lucifer; (from Strong’s 1984 in sense of brightness) to be clear, to shine, to make a show, to boast, foolish; to rave; to celebrate; to stultify or irresponsible and of unsound mind)
Satan who is the son of perdition as we just read in II Thessalonians 2:3-4 is also called the morning star, or Lucifer. He will just as we see here in the first earth age, deceived one third of God’s people claiming he was God and sat in God’s seat. Satan thinks he can actually be God and succeed when he comes to earth in our final generation right before Jesus! Then as here:
Revelation 2:28 “And I will give him the morning star,”
Revelation 22:16 “I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches, I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star.”
Jesus is the true morning Star. Lucifer is always trying to copy Jesus and be Him so we have to know what happens that Satan will come to earth first as here:
Revelation 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”
Revelation 6:12 “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”
Revelation 6:13 “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
Stars are symbolic of angels. Satan and his fallen angels of Revelation 12:7-9 at the sixth seal, remember his number is six, six and six, comes before Jesus. This first tribulation will appear as the return of Jesus as there will be a large earthquake and Satan’s brightness will outshine the sun and moon as remember as in Ezekiel 28 Satan is an archangel, never born in the flesh. The fallen angels, or stars with him, will come and they come out of season, or untimely figs. They come too early to earth for harvest, or at the return of the Lord, and the final generation is our last generation of the fig tree. Then let’s go here:
Revelation 5:1 “And I saw in the right hand of Him That sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.”
Revelation 5:2 “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”
Revelation 5:3 “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.”
Revelation 5:4 “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”
Revelation 5:5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, “Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
revelation (Strong’s 602 disclosure; appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation; (from Strong’s 601) to take off the cover, i.e. disclose, reveal; (from Strong’s 575) off, away, separation, departure, cessation, completion reversal), and (from Strong’s 2525) to place down (permanently), i.e. to designate, constitute, convoy, appoint.
strong (Strong’s 2478) forcible, boisterous, mighty, powerful, strong, valiant; (from Strong’s 2479) forcefulness, ability, might, power, strength; (a form of Strong’s 2192) to hold, possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition.
This archangel, or strong, angel is asking Who is worthy to open up God’s Word? Then we see the answer that only the Lion of the tribe of Judah, or Jesus, the Root of David, as in Revelation 3 Jesus is that Son of David, and that church taught that He through Jesse, David and then through Nathan as in Luke 3 is that Son. Remember Satan is also called a lion, always trying to be Jesus but is a deceiver. Then we see here the word “revelation” means to take off the cover or to reveal. The “rapture” is taught that the book of Revelation is not needed as you’ll “fly away” when we see here Jesus has opened up that book to us and we are to know it with understanding! So why would you let man rob you of the truth of God’s Word! Hear His Word, not my words, or any man’s words, but the Word of God and be victorious! This is our only way out, not an “escape” as the “rapture” will put the majority of today’s Christians right into bed, spiritually, with Satan! Now let’s go here:
Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
As here that one world kingdom that will come up out of the nations of this world as water in Revelation 17:15 is the nations and peoples of this world. The fallen angels that come with Satan will be the ten kings also in Revelation 17:16-17. Then we see those leopard, or Kenites, the sons of Cain, which just as a leopard cannot change their spots, but are of the synagogue of Satan as in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, who claim they are of Judah or Jews, but are the sons of Cain, or synagogue of Satan! Jesus approved what both these two churches out of the seven in Revelation by what they teach not by their names. Then the communist countries, or as a bear so today Russia or communist government which are atheists and do not allow the Word of God to be taught and practiced included here. And that mouth of the lion, we just read Satan who will come first right before Jesus, the Lion of Judah. That dragon who is Satan as in Revelation 12:9 and 20:2 will be sitting on God’s seat claiming to be God. It will be world-wide folks, every nation, race and peoples involved in this apostacy or deception. Then if we are in the flesh we know Jesus has not come. As we go here:
I Corinthians 15:11 “Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?”
I Corinthians 15:12 “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:”
I Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
I Corinthians 15:40 “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.”
I Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
I Corinthians 15:51 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.”
I Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
I Corinthians 15:53 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
I Corinthians 15:54 “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
I Corinthians 15:55 “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
terrestrial (Strong’s 1919) worldly; earthly, in earth.
celestial (Strong’s 2032) above the sky, celestial, heavenly; (from Strong’s 1909) superimposition (of time, place, order), over, upon, of direction, toward, upon , and (from Strong’s 3772) the sky; heaven (as the abode of God); happiness,
Then the subject here is where are the dead. Then we see if Jesus did resurrect why would people then passed on as well resurrect. Naturally, they do as well for judgment. It is up to almighty God to judge where we go for what we do here on earth. So if as some churches teach this today as they even baptize the dead or teach all will rise at the return of Jesus, then that means that Jesus did not resurrect or they are not believers nor teaching God’s Word! Then the last enemy, Satan, who is death just as he is as in Hebrews 2:14 as Satan is the son of perdition, the son sentenced to perish. Then we learn that we have a flesh, or celestial body. The organic matter we consume while we are in the flesh to sustain us then decomposes and goes back to the earth it came from. The spiritual body, or the celestial body we have also then we put on at death so we can go before God for judgment. Then this is a one time occurrence. At the return of Jesus, this one time only in all history, returns to this earth bringing heaven to this earth as we will not “fly away” but He will come to earth to take His kingdom as in Zechariah 14:4 His feet stand at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem destroying that temple that Satan will have set up with help with his sons the Kenites, or sons of Cain, who are today residing along with Judah or the Jews in Israel and Jerusalem. So then instantly at Jesus’s return we all are changed from flesh to spiritual bodies. All of us, both those who have souls liable to perish or mortal, and immortal or those election who are already judged and not liable to perish as in Revelation 20 will not suffer the second death, or death of the soul, which the majority of this world will be liable for they will worship Satan in the flesh. Then we see that death, or Satan, has no victory for Jesus has overcome the power of death, or the devil:
Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”
Jesus showed us the way as He put on the flesh body, too, just as we are all required living His life perfectly. Follow His Word so you are not deceived by Satan, as friend, this will be a world-wide deception! Then going on here:
1 Peter 5:9 “Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
1 Peter 5:10 “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
Keep grounded in the Word of God knowing also that others who are fellow Christians are suffering the same things and we all can do this as we stay in The Word of God! God is our Supporter so talk with Him and ask that He open your mind up even more so you can understand His Word and be successful. God makes us more perfect, meaning more mature in His Word. We know better so we let the little things slide in life that before we knew better we may have gotten upset or distracted by these things, but we know we are here for a better purpose. That is to serve Almighty God and be there for Him . We put our own needs aside helping a loved one out, lifting them out in a difficult time and being supportive to others. Bring others up, don’t be gossiping or busybodies as the majority of this world is, but do things for God keeping humble in Him. Then going on here:
Ephesians 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Ephesians 3:18 “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;”
Ephesians 3:19 “And to know the loved of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
How does Christ live in our hearts, meaning our minds? We keep that Word locked and loaded! It is our ammunition in this spiritual battle and that way God can use us to plant seeds, to lift up others as God constantly puts people into our lives to serve Him! Enjoy that and be happy, be at peace! He takes care of those that love Him. Remember that oxen as we are servants for Him and that is willingly and lovingly HE will feed us and care for us, if we are doing our part for Him! So we know that goal or what is the exact measure of that victory, as these are people’s souls we are talking about here. Not what we know or how smart we are as people, but what God’s Word has foretold us and what will go down in these last days! This is His Truth so check out His Word yourself when I, or anyone else, brings you that Word of God and be happy in it! God’s love is eternal and He is endless and there is so much more truth we can rest in the more we learn and grow in Him! Then going on:
1 Peter 5:11 “To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
1 Peter 5:12 “By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.”
Silvanus (Strong’s 4610) of Latin origin; “sylvan” ; woody
To Almighty God and His Word we give glory and His dominion and His authority is forever! So how could anyone not be very happy and filled with joy and excitement knowing this fact! Amen and that’s that! We can rest in that. Then we see here Silvanus, a Roman citizen his name meaning woody, as he was a faithful servant of the Lord. He was also with Timothy and Paul as here:
I Thessalonians 1:1 “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
In Thessalonians remember the subject in II Thessalonians 2 the return of Christ and our gathering back. We were warned don’t let that first letter or epistle to the Thessalonians as in I Thessalonians Chapter 4 they make a “rapture” teaching! Then going on here:
Philippians 4:1 “Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.”
That joy and our crown the blessings of God that those that are successful will receive in the eternity meaning forever will happen when we stand fast, meaning hold your ground in His Word! Don’t let some church teaching or religion give you wandering eyes or itching ears that want to hear men’s traditions, but hear His Word and be successful! Then finishing here:
1 Peter 5:13 “The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.”
We see that Mark is with Paul and he calls Mark his son, as very close to Paul serving the Lord but not his real son as Paul is unmarried. Then as here:
Acts 12:12 “And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.”
This same Mark as from the book of Mark, one of Jesus’ disciples, or those who disciplined themselves in God’s Word. Then going on:
1 Peter 5:14 “Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
Peter (Strong’s 4074) a (piece of) rock; Petrus, an apostle.
That church or those believers way back here and they were right in the middle of Babylon, remember meaning confusion. Just as we are today in this world where God’s Word is not taught with understanding. Remember we are here to serve with love and with peace. Always follow what God’s Holy Spirit tells you in serving Him as God will provide the way He wants you serve Him as we all have different talents and abilities, or gifts, that He blessed us with. We can rest in God’s Word today. So be free and be happy! Know His Word so you are not thrown off by men’s traditions as this entire world will be deceived. I love you for trying and so does He, more importantly! Stay in the Word and be grounded. Keep it up and coming back to His Word!
Thank you dear God for your Word!
At His Service,
ALL ENTRIES ARE FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND FROM STRONG'S THE EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE OF THE BIBLE, JAMES STRONG, PUBLISHER: HENDRICKSON, ISBN 0-917006-01-1.
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