Thursday, August 3, 2017

Instruction in Righteousness: From II Thessalonians 2

Joan Boney ... apostle/prophet

1-3    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto HIM,  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.  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;


Before Jesus returns, there must first come in the church "a falling away."

Several years ago, God showed me this "falling away" was not going to be people leaving the church group.  Rather the "falling away" was church group leaving the scripture and setting up another doctrine contrary to specific scripture and approving that opposite from what the scripture says. 

For example, Jesus said, ... the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.  Matthew 5:32  

Many church groups once held to this doctrine but today most have omitted this doctrine and changed to another doctrine, falling away from what the scripture says on the issue.

They also fall away from what scripture says concerning divorced woman remarrying, concerning homosexuals and lesbians, concerning drunkards in the congregation, and other specific sins of the flesh.
The NASB calls this falling away, "the apostasy".


II Thessalonians 2:4-12  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.

Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?


NASB  II Thessalonians 2:6-7    And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

The restraint which kept antichrist out of the church groups was the Holy Scripture.  When scripture was changed or omitted, even in part, the restraint was removed so antichrist could move into the church group.

This is the apostasy that had to happen before Jesus returns.


KJV  II Thessalonians 2:8-12    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.


II Thessalonians 2:13-17    But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Whereunto HE called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Now our Lord Jesus Christ HIMSELF, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.