Hebrews Part 8
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We are continuing along here in the book of Hebrews. Remember the book written to the people of Israel, with the word Hebrews, meaning “eber” or those that crossed over the River Jordan, going into Babylon, meaning confusion. Look at the state we are in today, getting closer to that Babylon of the end times, when Satan will sit in God’s seat claiming to be God as here:
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 (to perish, or lose), to destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
The subject is the return of Jesus and how we get back to Him. We don’t get “raptured” or fly anywhere, rather we are warned not to be shaken up by what church doctrines say or religion, or men’s traditions that teach you don’t need to understand God’s Word, as “you’re saved” or “you just have to believe”. You have to know what will happen first, right, it makes sense, then to have that gospel armor, that The Word of God tells us in Ephesians 6:11-20, as the war of the end time is a spiritual battle. Not some world war, or the famous Armageddon, which means the gathering place of the crowd of Revelation, which we will get to. Rather, that we are not to let any person, any religion, as evil spirits can get into anyone, and if someone or some religion is bringing you something not in God’s Word, the Word tells us right here in II Thessalonians 2:2 don’t let that shake up what you know, remember that solid foundation of God’s Word. That is the Rock, Jesus Christ, His Word, His very Name, as in Revelation 19:13, that we are to stand upon. Even that “first letter, as from us”, meaning I Thessalonians Chapter 4, which so many churches base their “rapture” or “flying away” teaching on. None of that will happen, as in Ezekiel 13:18-20, God is against those false prophets, or teachers of God’s Word that teach their people to fly! That day, meaning again, remember we have to follow the subject is the return of Jesus, or the second advent, and how we gather back with Him. That does not, will not, and cannot happen until two things happen. The first thing is the apostacy. Apostacy means to defect from the truth. What’s the truth to a Christian or a believer? The Word of God, of course! Then the apostacy or going totally against one’s a Christian’s belief would be not to worship God, but His enemy, Satan. This will work out for every major religion, as the believers of Judaism as well as the Moslems don’t believe that Jesus was the Messiah, and are waiting for Messiah, and the Buddhists for Buddha. Then the son of perdition, meaning, the son in God’s Word who is sentenced to perish. To be destroyed fully or marred out, or blotted out of existence. We spend some time in depth last study in Ezekiel Chapter 28 which tells of Satan’s fall in the first earth age. Also, the role he held in the first age of one of the cherubims that cover meaning to protect God’s throne. Satan instead of protecting God’s seat, sat in God’s throne, thought he could be as God and deceived one third of God’s people as in Revelation 12:4. That is why in Jeremiah Chapter 4 God destroyed the first earth age, giving each soul the opportunity of salvation as in Revelation 12:5 through Jesus Christ that each person has the opportunity for eternal life through Jesus Who overcame the power of death as in Hebrews 2:14, or the devil. There is guessing game, but the straight truth, not from me, but from the Word of God, and also right here, let’s hammer this:
Revelation 9:11 “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”
Abaddon (Strong’s 3) a destroying angel; (from Hebrew Strong’s 11) a perishing; concretely Hades; (intensively Strong’s from Strong’s 6) to wander away, i.e. lose oneself; to perish (causative destroy), fail, lose, perish, be void of.
Apollyon (Strong’s 623) a destroyer (i.e. Satan; (active participle of Strong’s 622) to destroy fully, perish, mar or perish; (from Strong’s 575) off, away, separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal , and (from the base of Strong’s 3639) ruin, i.e. death, punishment.
The subject of Revelation 9 is the army, the fallen angels of Revelation 12:7-9, that come with Satan during his short reign on this earth in our near future, as we live in that final generation of the fig tree of Mark 13:28. Their king, God’s Word gives it to us in two languages. In Hebrew, Abaddon, meaning to perish, to lose, or be void of, as well as in Greek, Apollyon, meaning destroyer, to destroy fully, to perish, or mar, or even reversal. Just as God created Satan, and anyone for that reality, God will reverse His creation destroying Satan fully, blotting him out of all memory and existence. Why would God do this? God is fair in all things, and it is our actions that bring this upon our selves. God loves His people, so how could then the overcomers, after the thousand years is over, and the devil is totally blotted out, as well as those that still listen to him, when he is re-released to deceive them, at the end of the thousand years, or the Lord’s Day, for as in II Peter 3:8, one day is as one thousand with the Lord here:
Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, and with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
Revelation 20:2 “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,”
Revelation 20:7 “And when the thousand years are expired Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,”
Revelation 20:8 “And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”
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.”
After Satan comes in Revelation 12:7-9 with his locust army of Revelation 9 and in the book of Joel, not locusts, but symbolic that they will eat up any truth, or life, in people who don’t have the seal of God in their foreheads, meaning knowing God’s Word with understanding, knowing the chain of events, that God’s Word has foretold us. Then when Jesus returns to this earth as in Zechariah 14:4 standing at the Mount of Olives, destroying Satan’s kingdom on this earth that he will have set up as in Revelation 9:5 for that five month period, in which he comes at the space of one half an hour, or the last half of the last hour of this flesh age, meaning the period, so for two and one half months. As in Mark 13:20, the subject of Mark 13, Matthew 24, as well as Luke 21, the return of Jesus and what happens at the end of this world, the age only. Satan will actually be here on earth, as in Revelation 8, there is silence in heaven, as Satan is there today along with his fallen angels, all condemned to perish, however they are unnamed, one exception, their leader, Satan, who we just read in Revelation 9:11. God is so awesome, giving us so many clues and examples in His Word all pointing to Satan, the only son by name sentenced to perish. Just a refresher, some of Satan’s names, and titles, just like Jesus is called Emmanuel, Son of God, Saviour, Messiah, and so forth. Satan is the dragon, the old serpent in the garden of Eden in Genesis Chapter 3, the Devil, and Satan. Then after that in Revelation 19:20, Satan is relocked in chains, the beast, meaning the one world kingdom as well as the role of being able to do miracles and looking as Jesus Christ, as in Revelation 13:11-17, will be destroyed. Leaving Satan able to destroy as many who still want to listen to him, during the Lord’s Day, or thousand years, who then comes out again at the end of the thousand years, in Revelation 20:7, deceiving the number we cannot even count, those in this final generation, who will worship him in the flesh. God is fair giving them the opportunity during the thousand year period to be disciplined in His Word, but Satan can deceive by using boredom, fear or whatever else, but no abilities to buy people off, like he will in the flesh, or to bring lightning from heaven as in Revelation 13:13, just his lies, but he is very good at his game. Why would he do this? Satan wants to destroy as many along with him, for then in Revelation 20:10, he is going into the lake of fire as:
Hebrews 12:29 “For our God is a consuming fire.”
Remember we just read Apollyon in Revelation 9:11, Satan’s name in Greek, the base of the word “Apollyon”, meaning complete reversal. Then God totally putting Satan back to what he was before his creation, nothing, as well as anyone who will listen to him. Then here the second part of the first prophesy in God’s Word:
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”
enmity (Strong’s 342) hostility; enmity; hatred; (from Strong’s 340) to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile, be an enemy.
seed (Strong’s 2233) seed, figuratively fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity, child, (from Strong’s 2232) to sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify, bear, conceive seed, set with, sow or yield.
heel (Strong’s 6119) a heel (as protuberant); hence a track; the extreme rear (of any army); heel, last, lier in wait, foot step; (from Strong’s 6117) to swell out or up; seize by the heel; to circumvent; (as if tripping up the heel); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel).
head (Strong’s 7218) to shake; the head (as most easily shaken); beginning, chief, forefront, height, highest part, forefront, ruler, sum, top.
The woman, being Eve, through she and Adam, her Seed, Jesus came. The serpent’s seed, meaning his children, or the sons of Cain, by their screams yelling “Crucify Him!”, after offered the release of the Lord by the Roman governor Pilate, in Luke 23:21, happened. Then the second part, the head of the serpent, meaning Satan, himself, the word “head” the chief, or highest part of all the sin, confusion, deception that exists, or Satan, is totally destroyed, going into the LORD God for total destruction. God loves us all that way the overcomers, those of us that stand up for His Word can enjoy the eternity the final period with the LORD God Almighty and the Lamb forever! Amen! Hallelujah! Praise be to God! Then remember in Revelation 9:11, an easy verse to remember as “911” as the emergency number, God gets to us all in so many ways, HE knows our minds as here:
Psalms 94:1 “O LORD GOD, to Whom vengeance belonged; O GOD, to Whom vengeance belonged, shew Thyself.”
Psalms 94:2 “Lift up Thyself, Thou judge of the earth: Render a reward to the proud.”
Psalms 94:3 “How long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph?”
Psalms 94:4 “How long shall they utter and speak hard things? And all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?”
Psalms 94:5 “They break in pieces Thy People, O LORD, And afflict Thine heritage.”
Psalms 94:6 “They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.”
Psalms 94:7 “Yet they say, “THE LORD shall not see, Neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.”
Psalms 94:8 “Understand, ye brutish among the People: And ye fools, when will ye be wise?”
Psalms 94:9 “He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eyes, shall He not see?”
Psalms 94:10 “He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not He correct? He that teacheth man knowledge, shall not He know?”
Psalms 94:11 “The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, That they are vanity.”
The subject here is the LORD GOD’s vengeance belongs to Him. We have to have faith that God knows what HE is doing, His plan coming together as HE has written. God will judge the earth, and when Jesus comes after Satan makes that short appearance on earth for the two and one half month period. With all his lies and deception which will slay many souls, remember we are not talking about flesh lives, but rather people’s state of whether they not perish, or be blotted of existence as Satan. They go after the widow, meaning as we are the many membered Wife, as God’s election, as we are judged for withstanding Satan in the first earth age, as well as in this flesh age, as when Jesus was crucified leaving us that widow, all of the people that love Him and believe on His Word. As well as the stranger, or people not of the nation of Israel, and the fatherless. The people at the heads of these religious organizatoins and churches, realizing that the head of the serpent, or Satan the mastermind of all deception, is behind it all. Setting up his kingdom which will come first on this earth when the world is in that total state of apostacy and he, the son of perdition, as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4 sits where he shouldn’t on God’s throne in Jerusalem at the temple at the mount of Olives. That tells us watch that location, as Jesus tells us in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, to watch for those signs of the time of His return as HE, His Word, has already foretold us. They think that the LORD God Almighty doesn’t see what is going on as in Psalms 94:8, that HE, Who that created their mouths, cannot hear what they are saying, nor HE, the LORD God Who created their eyes, that HE cannot see what they are doing, His creation, His children! Of course HE can. When we see, even in our own country the political climate, just the groundwork of Satan behind the scenes forming as in Revelation 9, the state of this world right before Satan is kicked down here by God and Satan’s angels as here:
Revelation 12:7 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,”
Revelation 12:8 “And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.”
Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Revelation 12:10 “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
Devil (Strong’s 1228) a traducer; specific Satan; false accuser, devil, slanderer.
Satan (Strong’s 4567) the accuser, i.e. the devil.
This will happen in our near future. How do you think God will command that Satan and his angels who are in heaven right now today be released to this earth? God commands Michael, an archangel and as in Daniel 12:1 of the people of Israel, God commands them to come to this earth. And guess what here? Let’s read it and not weep! But rather read it and rejoice: “which deceiveth the whole world” telling us ahead of time Satan will deceive this entire, the majority, the exception God’s election, including those two witnesses of Revelation 11 in which will testify for the Living God, Jehovah, for that period that the accuser, Satan, is cast to this earth! Satan is right there in heaven today held in chains at the LORD God’s command for his release. Just like the Holy Spirit of Almighty God comes to this earth and we that love Him feel His warmth, Satan’s evil spirit, as well as those fallen angels sentenced to perish as stated in Jude :6 for their destruction at The Lord’s return as in Revelation 11:13. When Jesus told Satan to “Get thee hence…” in Matthew 4:10, putting Satan where he belongs in chains awaiting God’s command for his release back down here to this earth while we are in the flesh, right before Jesus returns. That’s why we must have that gospel armor, meaning all of God’s Word. Not just a little verse here and there, but rather knowing there are two tribulations, with Satan coming first then Jesus. Then also Psalms 94:11 is quoted here, remember why we came here? God knows our minds and our thoughts, not Satan, or anyone else including man and evil spirits, of Satan‘s angels of Revelation 12:7-9. But Satan can hear everything we do and see everything we respond to, and what our response is, as the serpent he is, watching his prey, then striking us, God‘s servants, when we are at our weakest. So remember especially if you are praying and talking with Heavenly Father, and it‘s about furthering His Word, or doing something for Him, you can always pray in your mind. That way not giving any ammo to our enemy who is Satan. Then this is quoted here:
I Corinthians 3:20 “And again, “The LORD knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”
I Corinthians 3:21 “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;”
People may think they are getting away with something, but the LORD God knows what you are even intending to do before you do it! So be real with Him, and just talk with Him. But here especially those going directly against God, especially as in religion, and as we mentioned in politics as well. Trying to keep the LORD God, His Name, Which is the Word of God as in Revelation 19:13, out of sight, so we forget about Him! You don’t think HE knows what’s going on? Case in point, look at all the crazy weather again, as again in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and in Luke 21, let’s go here. The subject is the return of Jesus or the second advent, and the end of this world, the age only. Jesus says not one of the stones at the temple will be left standing for as we covered last time in Zechariah 14, that the antichrist, or son of perdition, Satan, who will stand instead of Jesus, in God’s Temple claiming to be God as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4, and Jesus will destroy it! The geography when we read in Zechariah 14 surrounding the Mount of Olives, and the City of Jerusalem in the land of Judea, or Israel today, that area will change at His return. Because Satan, the son of perdition, the devil who will go into the lake of fire, or God’s consuming fire, back to his state of when he was created, or to nothingness! Totally blotted out. But folks, we need to get through this flesh age, then the next one thousand years, or the Lord’s Day, to get there. Let’s go there:
Mark 13:1 “And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples saith unto Him, “Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here.”
Mark 13:2 “And Jesus answering said unto him, “Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Mark 13:3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, and John and Andrew asked Him privately,”
Mark 13:4 “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?”
Mark 13:8 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
sorrows (Strong’s 5604) a pang or throe, especially of childbirth; (akin to Strong’s 3601) grief (as dejecting) or sorrow
Jesus then told the disciples privately not to the general population, His election, those that withstood with God against Satan in the first earth age, and will again! For Jesus could trust them, just as HE is teaching us all that love His Word, that believe not men’s traditions and church traditions, but the simplicity of the Word of God! Let’s read it again, and be very happy and rejoice! We have had many wars, are in some right now, but the thing Jesus is saying that the opposite or a time of so-called “peace” will be what we are to look towards. Like World War I and II, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, the Desert Storm, the Iraqi War, and we have pulled out of now with the current administration. Again, the point is that Satan will come and the signs pointing towards this are the weather, and natural disasters that will happen. Not just the fact we have them, but rather just like a mother giving birth, her birthing pangs get closer and closer, more intense at the end of when she finally gives birth. So it will be at the birth of the next age, or when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth setting up His permanent kingdom as in Zechariah 14:4 at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. We have seen so much in the past few years, that we are sadly at the point of numbness to the disasters, but keep watching for the signs. Let’s finish this here:
Psalms 94:12 “Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O LORD, And teachest him out of Thy law;”
Psalms 94:13 “That Thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit be digged for the wicked.”
Psalms 94:14 “For the LORD will not cast off His People, Neither will He forsake His inheritance.”
adversity (Strong’s 7451) bad or evil, affliction, trouble; (from Strong’s 7489) to spoil (by breaking to pieces); to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad, punish, vex, bad.
The LORD God loves His children as well. Those that hear His law, meaning The Word of God, and not continually go back to one’s church’s beliefs or religious beliefs after knowing the truth of His Word, HE will bless you! Not at the Lord’s return, but right now, today! The blessings are so many with peace of mind, knowing that HE is in control, knowing all of people’s thoughts, including our enemy, his thoughts, who is Satan’s! So stand up for His Word, He has got your back if you are with Him. Then the rest of the days of adversity, meaning that affliction or trouble, when this happens:
Mark 13:19 “For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.”
Mark 13:20 “And except that the LORD had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days.”
flight (Strong’s 5437) a fleeing, i.e. escape; (from Strong’s 5343) to run away; to shun, i.e. duck out; by analogy to vanish.
affliction (Strong’s 2347) pressure, anguish, burden, persecution, tribulation, trouble; (from Strong’s 2346) to crowd, afflict, narrow, throng, suffer, (akin to base of Strong’s 5147) a rut or worn track; (from base of Strong’s 5131 to rub) a he-goat (as a gnawer); (from Strong’s 5176) a craunching sound; to gnaw or chew; and (from base of Strong’s 5134) a wound.
When that tribulation, which the base means to gnaw or even a he-goat, as a goat gnaws everything, or a wound. As we all know the deadly wound of Revelation 13:3, that Satan will appear to heal, not a physical thing. Rather the political and financial state of the world, with Satan coming in in his role of the false prophet, saying he is Jesus, looking exactly as the Lamb, but by his words, or the deception out of his mouth it is the dragon or Satan, as in Revelation 13:11. Telling people he has come to “fly them away” or “rapture them” out, giving you anything you want financially as he will control the world’s financial system as in Revelation 13:15-17. Then as in Psalms 94:13, the pit to be digged for the wicked, meaning Satan, that does not happen until the end of the Lord’s Day, or the thousand years of Revelation 20:10. Then here:
Revelation 13:18 “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
count (Strong’s 5585) to use pebbles in enumeration or to count with; to compute; (from Strong’s 5586) a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e. (by implication of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote, stone, voice.
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.
Satan will come at the sixth trumpet, sixth seal and sixth vial in the Book of Revelation which means to take off the cover or to reveal. When we count, meaning go way back to the beginning of the foundation of this flesh age, when the Garden of Eden or God’s throne was on this earth, and Satan planted his seed, the serpent’s seed, we just read it in Genesis 3:15, planting his children, their goal to destroy that woman’s Seed, or Eve’s Child, Jesus, Who did come and His heel was bruised at the hand of Satan’s offspring, his children, the sons of Cain, that say they are from the tribe of Judah, or are Jews, but in reality are from the synagogue of Satan as in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. This then lays the ground for our understanding of this, why we came here. Armageddon, meaning the gathering place of the crowd, or the troops, for this is a spiritual battle, not a physical war. Remember? Jesus said that not when there are wars and rumors of war, but rather the opposite at peace time, that’s when to look for His return:
Revelation 16:12 “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”
Revelation 16:13 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”
Revelation 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
Revelation 16:16 “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
Armageddon (Strong’s 717) Armageddon (Har Megiddon), a symbolic name; (Strong’s Hebrew 2022) mountain or range of hills, country; and (from Strong’s Hebrew 4023)rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo; (from Strong’s 1413) to crowd, to gash, assemble (selves by troops).
This is at the sixth seal. Remember? When Satan come physically to this earth, sets up that two and one half month kingdom on this earth while we are in the flesh still as we don’t change into the spiritual bodies until Jesus Who comes at the last trumpet of I Corinthians 15:52, or the seventh trumpet of Revelation. It’s that simple. Then that Euphrates, or the natural border between the promised land of Judea and Babylon, or confusion, is dried up. Telling us spiritually the world is in a state of apostacy. The three frogs, God using this symbolism as HE is so disgusted by what comes out of Satan’s mouth, as remember Satan’s role is the false prophet. As here, they are the:
Revelation 9:17 “And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.”
These three things are the fire, smoke and brimstone out of their mouths, as they have breastplates on, or in the roles of priests or religions. Satan’s fallen angels that come down when God commands their release to this earth, that is what God is disgusted with coming from Satan’s mouth. Their lies and deception! They “blow smoke” to use a figure of speech or slang, as God is the Real Deal, the consuming fire or the Truth of His Word of Hebrews 12:29. Just as Jesus, His role of Messiah coming in the flesh, as Son of Man, overcoming death who is the devil of Hebrews 2:14. Satan then doing the miracles that God allowed him, like being lightning from heaven as in Revelation 13:13, the battle then, again, is a spiritual battle. Satan will appear as Jesus, as antichrist, in the Greek, meaning not “against”, but rather “instead of” Christ, in His place. That’s why here we are told that false teaching of God’s Word is no new thing, they did it right at the writing of II Corinthians here, and Satan fully seduced Eve in the Garden as well as Adam:
II Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
II Corinthians 11:4 “For if he cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
beguiled (Strong’s 1818) to seduce wholly; (from Strong’s 1537) from, out, (from Strong’s 538)to cheat, i.e. delude, deceive.
subtilty (Strong’s 3834) adroitness, trickery or sophistry (cunning, craftiness); (from Strong’s 3835)all-working, i.e. adroit (shrewd), crafty; (from Strong’s 3956)all, any, every, the whole , and (from Strong’s 2041) (to work) toil (as an effort or occupation); an act, deed, doing, labor, work.
Beguiled means to seduce wholly, teaching us then Cain, Satan’s son, by his seed, remember Satan is the serpent as in Revelation 12:9 and in Revelation 20:2. That if someone comes as a “Christian” teaching another Jesus, or another Word of God, something not in it, or in addition to it, run, as it‘s from Satan, the one behind it, not the Lord! Then continuing on here:
II Corinthians 11:13 “For such are false prophets, 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.
Many false prophets right when this was written teaching against what the Lord was commanding Paul to teach, His Word. You think this is not going on today! For then finally, it’s no marvel, that Satan, himself, will be transformed, which means to be disguised, to change one’s external condition! How more plainly can we say this, Satan the deceiver, will look exactly as Jesus sitting in God’s throne in Jerusalem at the temple at the Mount of Olives. Read God’s Word, know there are two tribulations, Satan first, at the sixth trumpet, vial and seal, and then Jesus, at the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15, which is the last trump of I Corinthians 15:52. Let’s now get into this chapter here:
Hebrews 8:1 “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;”
sum (Strong’s 2774) a principal thing, i.e. main point; specific an amount (of money); sum; (derivative of Strong’s 2776) (in the sense of seizing); the head (as the part most readily taken hold of), or head.
The sum is the LORD God, which “sum” means the principal thing, or main point. Jesus is the High Priest, of remember the MOST HIGH GOD we read yesterday in Genesis 14:18, King of Righteousness, King of Peace or Salem. Jesus then right now today, just think! Is on The LORD’S right hand, meaning the One in charge and in full complete power:
Psalms 110:1 “(A Psalm of David.) The LORD said unto my Lord, “Sit Thou at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.”
We, God’s election, who will withstand Satan in the flesh when he comes first and fight against him, again spiritually, by what? With the Word of God. So people, we need to know it! That is Satan’s weapon against us, the Word. Let’s continue:
Hebrews 8:2 “A Minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, and not man.”
Jesus is that Tabernacle, His Body, not some church building, or some temple, or mosque, made of man-made building materials, but God’s Creation, His Son Jesus Christ Our Lord Who is eternal! As here, the subject is the final age, or the eternity, when all of God’s people have been tested, then the LORD God Almighty comes down to this earth and sits with His people and the Lamb, Jesus Christ, here:
Revelation 21:22 “And I saw no Temple therein: for the LORD God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple of it.”
God will make those that overcome a pillar in His Temple as here, or they will hold up HIs Word during the thousand years:
Revelation 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the Temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name.”
John 2:18 “Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, “What sign shewest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things?”
John 2:19 “Jesus answered and said unto them, “Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
John 2:20 “Then said the Jews, “Forty and six years was this Temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days?”
John 2:21 “But He spake of the Temple of His body.”
John 2:22 “When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”
These residents of Judea, or Jews, not from the tribe of Israel, by their actions and words they are of the synaogue of Satan, or the sons of Cain, the Kenites. They are as their father, Satan, accusing Jesus, and wanted signs, when God’s Word has so many prophesies in it, if you open it up and take the little book as in Revelation 10:9-10 we have to do the action and go read for ourselves the Bible, or the Word of God. Jesus then speaking about His Body, that He did die a flesh death, but He resurrected as written an example of this as in the Book of Jonah, the prophet in the fish’s body for the three days. As Jesus then went to those in the pit, or liable to perish all the way back to Adam’s time as God is fair in I Peter 3:18-19 teaching them His Word. For the LORD God is fair in all things, offering His Word to anyone that believes in Him, so all the people before He came as Son of Man. Then going here:
Matthew 17:9 “And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, “Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.”
Jesus had told them this before the vision of HE, Elijah and Moses on the mountain with all three of their bodies transfigured into the spiritual bodies, meaning they had eternal life. They resurrected, as Jesus had yet to be crucified at the hand of the sons of Cain, or Satan’s offspring. Again, as in Revelation Chapter 11, this points us in the direction of who the two witnesses may be as both Moses and Elijah did not die a flesh death, as well as Enoch in 5:24, as he taught against those fallen angels of Satan’s trying again to destroy that Seed which would come through Adam and Eve’s family line as in Jude :14-15. Moving along:
Hebrews 8:3 “For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this Man have somewhat also to offer.”
Hebrews 8:4 “For if He were on earth, He should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:”
Hebrews 8:5 “Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, “See,” saith He, “that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.”
shadow (Strong’s 4639) “shade” or a shadow (darkness of error or an adumbration, to foreshadow vaguely).
pattern (Strong’s 5179) a die (as struck), i.e. a stamp, or scar; a shape, a statue, style or resemblance; a sample (“type”), i.e. a model (for imitation)) or instance (for warning); example, fashion, figure, form, manner, pattern, print; (from Strong’s 5180) to “thump”, i.e. cudgel or pummel (with a stick or bastinado, or a beating given on the soles of the feet), but in any case by repeated blows; not a single blow with the hand or any instrument; by implication to punish; to offend (the conscience); beat, smite, strike, wound.
Before Jesus came in the flesh as Son of Man through Abraham’s seed, or his family line, the priests had to offer sacrifices and gifts to cleanse not only their sins but for the people they were coming to God on their behalf. The reason as the Word of God had commanded in the law, and that no person can live in the flesh without sinning some time in their life. So then Jesus this Man offered His Life as that one time Sacrifice or Gift to God. Not for Himself, and HE did this willingly, but for all of our sins. The priest’s offerings that God’s Word commanded was a shadow, or foreshadowed of Someone better Who would come and did come, Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was but a shadow and pattern, meaning a beat with repeated blows, over and over again. Meaning God’s Word teaches us with His examples, over and over, you would think HE thinks we are ignorant! But is His wonderful love for all of us. He wants all of us to succeed in the end, not to worship Satan, and wait for His return. Way from the beginning of Genesis all the way to the end in Revelation. There is nothing new with the Lord, as here:
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:2 “The same was in the beginning with God.”
At the beginning of this world age, at its foundation, The Word was with God and the Word is God again I keep mentioning this as in Revelation 19:13, The Name of Our Lord Jesus is the Word of God! That tells us read it, take it, we have to do the action of our love for Him, so that way we can help our family, our friends, new people that HE puts into our lives planting His seeds from His Word. Remember yesterday we covered about Satan building a substruction, or building downwards, like lowering morality, take a look around and see the reality of it. Rather with the Lord, He builds upward as here:
Exodus 26:30 “And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.”
Exodus 27:8 “Hollow the boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.”
fashion (Strong’s 8403) structure; a model, resemblance, figure, form, likeness, pattern, similitude; (from Strong’s 1129) Strong’s 1129) to build; obtain children, make, repair or set up, and (from Strong’s 5236) foreign, or heathendom, alien, strange, (from Strong’s 5234) to scrutinize, look intently at, to acknowledge, be acquainted with, care for, respect, revere, or (suspicion) implied, to disregard, ignore, be strange toward, reject, resign, dissimulate.
Remember the tabernacle, not some building or church, or temple, religion, but The Word of God Jesus Christ His fashion, meaning His structure is then again, through the Word, with the priests serving him. Or the sons that He created a type or forerunner to their actions, for that One to come Jesus Who did overcome death, that is the devil, as in Hebrews 2:14, for all of us sinners, as we all do in the flesh. Then let’s go here:
Genesis 1:26 “And God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
The LORD God here is saying let Us, including HIMSELF, God and the angels, so all of us. We were made exactly a carbon copy, if you will, of what we were in the spiritual or celestial bodies we have when standing in heaven before the LORD God as in I Corinthians 15:40. Right now we live in the flesh or terrestrial body, but as here:
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