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Philemon Part 1 of 2
by MELINDA MANSOOR
07/09/12
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Philemon


1 of 2

We are starting a new short book, Philemon, meaning friendly or to be bond of or have affection for a matter or principle. The history here is that Philemon is a man that God had Paul as well as his wife and son bring to the Word of God. Now here this runaway slave here is the reason why Paul is writing this epistle or letter to Philemon his owner, as by Roman Paul had to, and, of course, would have. By this letter here we see how God is using Paul to keep this slave here with Paul as God was using him in the church, as a teacher. The point we can make ourselves slaves to this world to usury, money, religion, so on. The Word of God is something we are not to learn it and then say hey, we are “saved” and that’s it. Then go back to our old ways of the world and be then slaves to it, the deeper message of this book of Philemon. Let’s take one trip here in Luke to see that we are the children of the Lord. For why would God us His plan of the day, giving us all the information regarding His return, and then tell us as here to go out and teach it to the whole world?! Of course He did it because He wants all of His children to come to Him. For we are not slaves of the Lord or do it out of nothing then other than our love for Him! Let’s go here:

Luke 12:1 “In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto His disciples first of all, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
Luke 12:2 “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”
Luke 12:3 “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”
Luke 12:4 “And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.”
Luke 12:5 “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.”
Luke 12:6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?”
Luke 12:7 “But even the very hairs of your heard are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
Luke 12:8 “Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:”
Luke 12:9 “But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.”
Luke 12:10 “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”
Luke 12:11 “And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:”
Luke 12:12 “For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye out to say.”

Jesus here getting ready to teach a very large mixed group of people so many non-believers. That’s why He warns up front to watch out for the sin of the Pharisees, or religion and false doctrine, that is not in God’s Word. Remember? We just went through two books both Timothy and then Titus, about setting up the church, or the place where the people would learn God’s Word, and how to conduct business, as God was sending the teachers, or those that disciplined themselves in God’s Word, not a church seminaries’ doctrines, but His Word, specifically targeting and including the Gentiles, or the nations of this world. The major point in those books was to watch out for the leaven of men’s traditions, religion and church doctrines. Then here we see in Luke 12:3 Jesus, Himself, saying that there is nothing that He has told us about His plan, how Satan will then come first or the first tribulation of this final generation of the fig tree which began May 1948 as in Luke 21:29, the generation of the fig tree began when both the Jews, or the house of Judah, and those Kenites, or sons of Cain, as their ancestors, these Pharisees that mixed in with Judah for as in I Chronicles 2:55 Judah used them to keep their books or the Word of God, as scribes. They are really the synagogue of Satan as in Luke Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9. Then what we learn like as in church or when we study under some Bible study teacher, whatever means you have the point it is not in public. Jesus says even though this is done in private, His Word then is to be brought to this world! There is nothing to be left out or “secret” as we learned in Revelation 17:5. We are to be open about it, not for some special group or when we are “sealed” into some church system, as some do and then this is their secret initiation into their man-made church, going the opposite of what God’s Word says openly right here. The point is that then we are all God’s children, not his “slaves” as a major religion calls their believers, as the LORD God Jehovah, Heavenly Father gave us this Word of God, His Son Jesus Christ, to proclaim to all of us. Remember whomsoever that believeth in His name as in John 3:16, opening His Word up to all nations, all languages, all races, all genders, both male and female, everyone! So we all then are His friends as in Luke 12:4, not even His servants! That tells us then that this world, all flesh can make us a slave of it. Then finishing this here, the most important point is that the only unforgivable sin can be committed at one time, and one time alone! So don’t worry the time has not happened yet. The time element here or subject is the first tribulation of antichrist, or instead of Christ in the Greek language, Satan son of perdition, remember, we learned in II Thessalonians Chapter 2 who will come before Jesus and sit in God’s throne claiming to be God. The world then will be deceived as the climate of today is the Word of God is not taught with discipline, going chapter by chapter and verse by verse following the subject and object. Also, going to the original languages, that way would not know about the leaven, or the sin, meaning men’s teachings and religion of the Pharisees, or anyone, like a church, that changes the Word of God. We need to be well educated so we all, each person, each soul can figure out for themselves. Not relying on the church system, or being enabled by a church, to not really focus on teaching their people how to do this. For that is what the sole purpose of the church or synagogues, or whatever you want to call them, to teach the people the Word of God with understanding. That’s it, not some social hour, or make up more and more rules and regulations based on man’s ideas, no way! But rather to teach the Word of God with authority, and bring it to life, as the Word of God is very exciting and filled with so much information you keep on wanting to learn even more! Then back to the Luke Chapter 12, the unforgivable sin as in Mark 13 and in Luke 21, that cannot be committed until Satan comes first before Jesus Who will come at the seventh, or the last trumpet of I Corinthians 15:52, and the election are taken up to those synagogues of Satan so the Lord, Himself, can speak through them. As here in Luke 21, remember the subject is just like as in Mark 13 and in Matthew 24, the return of Jesus Christ, or the second advent, and the end of this world age. The age end, not the world, but rather all flesh changes to spiritual bodies at that time as Jesus will return to this earth, as He descended from it in Acts Chapter 1 at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. No “rapture” as God is very against that teaching and says woe or watch out to anyone that teach the people to fly in Ezekiel 13:20! So then here in Luke 21 Jesus says that not one stone will be left when He returns because at that time Satan will be sitting at God’s throne in Jerusalem at a temple claiming to be God here in:

Luke 21:5 “And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, He said,”
Luke 21:6 “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Luke 21:7 “And they asked Him, saying, “Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when thee things shall come to pass?”
Luke 21:12 “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.”
Luke 21:13 “And it shall turn to you for a testimony.”
Luke 21:14 “Settle therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:”
Luke 21:15 “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”
Luke 21:16 “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.”
Luke 21:17 “And ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake.”
Luke 21:18 “But there shall not an hair of your head perish.”
Luke 21:19 “In your patience possess ye your souls.”

This is when this unforgivable sin Jesus is teaching about in Luke Chapter 12. When the election will be delivered up to those synagogues and the councils of Satan. Remember as in Hebrews 2:14 that Satan is death, so you are delivered as one of the elect, before death who is Satan at his synagogues, or councils, for the testimony of God’s Holy Spirit Who is the One speaking through you. Not your words, but the Words of the Lord, Himself, just as on Pentecost Day, a predecessor of what was to come at the end, or our teaching example for this time. Not some babbling as some churches teach as “speaking in tongues”, but the perfect words of God’s Holy Spirit speaking, so that the hearer hears in the exact language in which they were born in. Not some foreign language unable to understand, which this “tongues” is babble or “confusion”. No that’s Satan, not God! For His Word is straight forward truth. Nothing left out. Then, we get there by family and friends, for at that time, the world, the majority of the people will think that Satan is Jesus, God, Messiah, Mohammed, Buddha, or the religious figurehead they believe in. They will think they are doing a good thing and loving you by converting you to their belief, but in reality they are delivering you up to Satan, himself, remember disguised as an angel of light here in:

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.

With his apostles and religious leaders disguised as well, appearing as the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. How will this be possible? Take a look around you today with all the traditions of men and church systems, that is what they are teaching from. IF you find a place where God’s Word is taught with understanding. That takes you, for example, here in Luke 21, explaining that Satan will come first. This great apostasy, or going against one’s religious beliefs, happens, as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4, then you are so blessed! Keep learning for we need all of the truth of God’s Word to get to the very end, at the Lord’s return. We need to stay in it as well, for this world can pull all of us, including myself, into all directions. Making us again, the topic, of Philemon as slaves of this world. Then back to II Corinthians 11:14, the word “transformed” means disguised or even to change the external condition. As in Revelation 13:11 Satan will look as any image or painting, or anything put out there in the media of the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan also is not as the red devil with two horns, a pitchfork, long red underwear, a tail, goatee and black hair! No way, if you read in Ezekiel Chapter 28, you will find he was made the full pattern, very beautiful, talented, full of wisdom, wiser than Daniel even, that we better know the Word of God. Have something in our minds to fight against him, or we will part of that number in Revelation 20:8, in which you cannot count, or as the sand of the sea, the many who will fail to wait unto the Lord returns. They will end up worshipping His enemy, who is Satan, the devil. So then also in Luke 21, the time element:

Luke 21:29 “And He spake to them a parable; “Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;”
Luke 21:30 “When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:31 “So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:32 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”
Luke 21:33 “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away.”
Luke 21:34 “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
Luke 21:35 “For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”
face (Strong’s 4383) the front (as being towards view), i.e. the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication presence, person; (outward) appearance, face, fashion, (men’s) person, presence.

As in Jeremiah Chapter 24, when Israel became a nation and those that say they are Jews, or from the people of Judah, but in reality are the Kenites, or Cain’s sons, that serpent seed, or children of the devil, as he is the serpent as in Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2, which is quoted in God’s first prophesy in Genesis 3:15. Those accusers, these Pharisees that mixed in with Judah here, so yes they were “Jews” or spoke Hebrew and resided in the land of Judea, Israel today. But really are these Kenites, or sons of Cain. So then those two groups of people, then remember Adam and Eve covered their private parts with aprons, not their mouths with covers as they did not really eat an apple, but rather listened to God’s enemy, the serpent, who is Satan, by being deceived by him. For the devil’s tool of deception is through religion, and twisting the Word of God. Giving us the very first example of how Satan will destroy many souls, we are not talking people’s flesh lives here. This is their souls we are talking about, when the majority will be deceived by him. Look out there today, as how many do you think have actually read the Bible for themselves. Or even thought about doing it, because they think they are good with God or that they are “saved” by being a believer. That’s wonderful, that’s great, but we need then to grow up, mature, make ourselves as Jesus teaches more perfect in His Word, as only He, The Word of God, did it perfectly. So then when that generation began, we are living in it right now. Here in 2012 we are in year 64, so that generation has some years on it. As in Luke 21:30-31 the trees get some growth or shoot forth, almost ready for harvest time. That is the beginning measurement of the last days, of then all the events that must happen before Jesus returns as He, Himself, is telling us here also in Matthew 24 and in Mark 13. Then Jesus says that generation will not pass away before this happens. Then HE states that heaven and earth, the age will end or this flesh age. Then we begin the next age, which is the Lord’s Day, or the thousand year period which you can read in more detail in Revelation 20 as well as in Ezekiel Chapters 40 through 48. Also in II Peter 3:8-10, where the elements of this world melt off, like that temple, Satan’s temple, that the Lord Himself, will destroy at His return, then setting up His rightful permanent kingdom in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives, in which the Lord God Jehovah , Himself, married in Ezekiel Chapter 16. Then we are not to be so drunken with things of this flesh life. And here more deeply, the wine of religion or church doctrine, not so caught up in some church system, that then when Satan comes, we totally miss the mark, and then worship him! Heaven forbid, as the purpose of God’s Word is not to take some space on your bookshelf, or look real “holy” or “religious” on Sunday’s at church or at Bible study. No way! But rather, open it up, take it all in, really eat it up, absorb it all. That way we are know if some teacher is leading us along, or teaching what their church has taught them to teach, or their religion. Check me out, any so-called bishop, pastor, reverend, Sunday school teacher, church leader, rabbi, imam, whatever they call themselves, for you will be held accountable for your actions here on earth. Just like me, all of us, will be held accounted not for what our father or our mother believe, or that our family members all went to this church or to that religion. Heaven forbid! As in Revelation here:

Revelation 20:10 “And the devil that deceived them was cast in to the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
Revelation 20:11 “And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.”
Revelation 20:12 “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
Revelation 20:13 “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”
Revelation 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”



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