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II Thessalonians

To the church of the Thessalonians   Patience and faith thru persecutions and tribulations   Why persecution and tribulations?   Rest at the second coming of Jesus   In flaming fire taking vengeance   Jesus, at His second coming, will be greatly admired and wondered at   Paul clarifies the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ   Let no man, deceive you by any means!   A falling away   Don't you remember   The brightness of His coming   The coming of Jesus is after the working of Satan   Strong delusion   Stand fast and hold to the things we've been taught   Pray for us   Not all men have faith   Be cheerful, and wait patiently, for the return of Jesus Christ   Disorderly conduct   If you don't work, you don't eat   Busybodies   If anyone doesn't obey this letter

To the church of the Thessalonians

2 Th 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Th 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

Patience and faith thru persecutions and tribulations

2 Th 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

Here Paul is again praising the Thessalonians for their good work in the Lord.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Why persecution and tribulations?

2 Th 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

2 Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

God will repay.

Deu 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Rest at the second coming of Jesus

2 Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

Here again Paul is talking of the second coming of Christ.

In flaming fire taking vengeance

2 Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

This is what will happen to the enemies of God.

2 Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting[1] destruction[2] from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

1 "EVERLASTING": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

2 "DESTRUCTION": 3639. olethros, ol'-eth-ros; from a prim. ollumi (to destroy; a prol. form); ruin, i.e. death, punishment:--destruction.

Does this sound like just some mere punishment of having to be away from God? No, it is death, to a soul.

Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Jesus, at His second coming,
will be greatly admired and wondered at

2 Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired[1] in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

1 "ADMIRED": 2296. thaumazo, thou-mad'-zo; from G2295; to wonder; by impl. to admire:--admire, have in admiration, marvel, wonder.

Here again, the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Note, the same power is good and soothing for some, and punishment for others.

2 Th 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2 Th 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul clarifies the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

2 Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

Now Paul starts to get real serious. See my notes at John 21:23.

Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh[1] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

1 "SHILOH": 7886. Shiyloh, shee-lo'; from H7951; tranquil; Shiloh, an epithet of the Messiah:--Shiloh.

One from the tribe of Judah will always sit on the throne of Israel until Shiloh, (Jesus Christ), come. And just where is that Monarchy today? England.

Josh 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.

2 Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled[1], neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter[2] as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

1 "TROUBLED": 2360. throeo, thro-eh'-o; from threomai (to wail); to clamor, i.e. (by impl.) to frighten:--trouble.

2 "LETTER": 1992. epistole, ep-is-tol-ay'; from G1989; a written message:--"epistle", letter.

In other words, this letter supersedes any other communications or comments you may have received prior. This, is how it shall be.

Jesus talking:
John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Let no man, deceive you by any means!
A falling away

2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive[1] you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling[2] away first[3], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition[4];

1 "DECEIVE": 1818. exapatao, ex-ap-at-ah'-o; from G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly:--beguile, deceive.

2 "FALLING": 646. apostasia, ap-os-tas-ee'-ah; fem. of the same as G647; defection from truth (prop. the state) ["apostasy"]:--falling away, forsake.

647. apostasion, ap-os-tas'-ee-on; neut. of a (presumed) adj. from a der. of G868; prop. something separative, i.e. (spec.)

868. aphistemi, af-is'-tay-mee; from G575 and G2476; to remove, i.e. (act.) instigate to revolt.; usually (reflex.) to desist, desert, etc.:--depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.

575. apo, apo'; a prim. particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; lit. or fig.):--(X here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for (-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-) on (-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.

3 "FIRST": 4412. proton, pro'-ton; neut. of G4413 as adv. (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance):--before, at the beginning, chiefly, (at, at the) first (of all).

4 "PERDITION": 684. apoleia, ap-o'-li-a; from a presumed der. of G622; ruin or loss (phys., spiritual or eternal):--damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.

622. apollumi, ap-ol'-loo-mee; from G575 and the base of G3639; to destroy fully (reflex. to perish, or lose), lit. or fig.:--destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.

575. apo, apo'; a prim. particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; lit. or fig.):--(X here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for (-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-) on (-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.

The big thing to look out for in the end time is deception. The greatest deciever of all times is coming. Just like in the Garden Of Eden. As Satan, (the old serpent), deceived Eve, he's coming to tempt and deceive the whole world population. Will he and his angels repeat what they did in The Garden Of Eden and just prior to Noah's flood.? See Gen 3:1 thru Gen 3:16 and Gen 6:1 thru Gen 6:4. Note the word perdition in Greek comes from the same base word as one of Satan's names, (Apollyon). See Rev 9:11. This verse should prove that Judas is not the son of perdition because Judas was revealed before this book was written by Paul, and there is no reincarnation. It is appointed unto man once to die, and Judas has already died. Here just as at the last supper where Satan himself entered into Judas, (see Joh 13:27), because he wanted to make sure the job was done right, He feels this is too important a role for someone else to do. Too important a role for him to let some underling of his do. See Joh 14:30 where Jesus said the prince of this world would come.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

See Mar. 13:5. See 2 CO 11:13 thru 2Co 11:15, where Satan is transformed into an angel of light.

For someone to defect from truth they would have to have been in the truth. Maybe not enough to escape deception, but none the less Christian. God's word, (the Bible), is truth.

There are some who claim that the falling away is the rapture itself. I think they try to prop up the theory with this. They say that falling away means "departure". Do the following and see if that is your understanding of it. Trace the word to the Hebrew word 868. aphistemi, af-is'-tay-mee; from G575 and G2476; to remove, i.e. (act.) instigate to revolt.; usually (reflex.) to desist, desert, etc.:--depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.

You can depart from the True Jesus, and that is what some or most will do at this time. See 1 John 2:18 where John says that antichrist shall come.

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. ........ Note antichrist, singular.

Just how many will be deceived by this antichrist, (Satan), when he comes in the end time? I believe it will be approximately the same ratio as in Genesis 6. At that time, there were only eight Adamic souls, that did not fall away. Eight out of how many total persons for that generation? I don't know, but the numbers would be staggering. Just as the numbers will be staggering here at the end. As it was in the beginning, so shall it be at the end. Mankind really hasn't changed.

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt[1] about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

[1] 4024. perizonnumi, per-id-zone'-noo-mee; from G4012 and G2224; to gird all around, i.e. (mid. or pass.) to fasten on one's belt (lit. or fig.):--gird (about, self).

For some Christians, it's going to be like being caught with your pants down. Spiritually of course. When you're caught off guard, it means you are, off guard.

Mat 22:44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

2 Tim 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive[1] not about words[2] to no profit, but to the subverting[3] of the hearers.

1 "STRIVE": 3054. logomacheo, log-om-akh-eh'-o; from a comp. of G3056 and G3164; to be disputatious (on trifles):--strive about words.

2 "WORDS": 3054. logomacheo, log-om-akh-eh'-o; from a comp. of G3056 and G3164; to be disputatious (on trifles):--strive about words.

3 "SUBVERTING": 2692. katastrophe, kat-as-trof-ay'; from G2690; an overturn ("catastrophe"), i.e. demolition; fig. apostasy:--overthrow, subverting.

2690. katastrepho, kat-as-tref'-o; from G2596 and G4762; to turn upside down, i.e. upset:--overthrow.

Don't argue over things of little importance. Be concerned of things like the upcoming apsostasy.

Ezek 16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock[1] and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

1 "WEDLOCK": 5003. na'aph, naw-af'; a prim. root; to commit adultery; fig. to apostatize:--adulterer (-ess), commit (-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.

Dan 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.

Psa 129:5 Let them all be confounded[1] and turned[2] back[3] that hate Zion.

1 "CONFOUNDED": 954. buwsh, boosh; a prim. root; prop. to pale, i.e. by impl. to be ashamed; also (by impl.) to be disappointed, or delayed:--(be, make, bring to, cause, put to, with, a-) shame (-d), be (put to) confounded (-fusion), become dry, delay, be long.

2 "TURNED": 5472. cuwg, soog; a prim. root; prop. to flinch, i.e. (by impl.) to go back, lit. (to retreat) or fig. (to apostatize):--backslider, drive, go back, turn (away, back).

3 "BACK": 268. 'achowr, aw-khore'; or (short.) 'achor, aw-khore'; from H299; the hinder part; hence (adv.) behind, backward; also (as facing north) the West:--after (-ward), back (part, -side, -ward), hereafter, (be-) hind (-er part), time to come, without.

299. 'Achiyra', akh-ee-rah'; from H251 and H7451; brother of wrong; Achira, an Isr.:--Ahira.

2 Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped[1]; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

1 "WORSHIPPED": 4574. sebasma, seb'-as-mah; from G4573; something adored, i.e. an object of worship (god, altar, etc.):--devotion, that is worshipped.

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions[1], I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

1 "DEVOTIONS": 4574. sebasma, seb'-as-mah; from G4573; something adored, i.e. an object of worship (god, altar, etc.):--devotion, that is worshipped.

Lam 4:12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.

See Psa 48:2 where it states that this is God's place. See Isa 14:13-14, where Satan claims he will sit here. Also see Ezekiel 28:2. See 2 Co 11:14. See Rev. 21:22 where the Lamb and God are the temple.

Psa 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Isa 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:

Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Ezek 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

My thoughts:
The scattering of God's people through-out the world:

God Knew in advance that there would be a world wide population explosion, so he dispersed his people throughout the world, to ready the world, and to combat the fiery darts of Satan, when he arrives on this earth. Just like a game of cards, for God's plan to work, he must allow Satan to play his hand, right up to the very end of this flesh age. Here Satan is playing his final hand in the flesh age. He has one more opportunity at the end of the thousand year reign.

1 Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The big difference between the end of days, and back then. Let's take in the days of Jeremiah, he was warning Judah that the they were going into captivity. The king of Babylon was coming. False prophets of that day were stating, it's not going to happen. Now, the prophets, (preachers, & teachers), are saying, terrible things are going to happen alright. All hell's going to break loose, but don't worry, we that are holier than thou, are going to be gone, taken out of here, just in the nick of time, in the rapture. A dangerous belief, for those that are here, as the end of time approaches.

Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

Don't you remember?

2 Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

2 Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

2 Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth[1] will let, until he be taken out of the way.

1 "LETTETH": 2722. katecho, kat-ekh'-o; from G2596 and G2192; to hold down (fast), in various applications (lit. or fig.):--have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.

Some claim this is the rapture, the Church being taken out here. How silly.

The brightness of His coming

2 Th 2:8 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:

Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Isa 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Isa 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

The coming of Jesus is after the working of Satan

I want to insert 2 Th 2:8 once again

2 Th 2:8 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: .... His coming is Jesus.

2 Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

The Even him is Jesus.

See Revelation 13:13, for a little description of some of Satan's powers.

2 Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish[1]; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

1 "PERISH": 622. apollumi, ap-ol'-loo-mee; from G575 and the base of G3639; to destroy fully (reflex. to perish, or lose), lit. or fig.:--destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.

Strong delusion

2 Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong[1] delusion[2], that they should believe a lie[3]:

1 "STRONG": 1753. energeia, en-erg'-i-ah; from G1756; efficiency ("energy"):--operation, strong, (effectual) working.

2 "DELUSION": 4106. plane, plan'-ay; fem. of G4108 (as abstr.); obj. fraudulence; subj. a straying from orthodoxy or piety:--deceit, to deceive, delusion, error.

4108. planos, plan'-os; of uncert. affin.; roving (as a tramp), i.e. (by impl.) an impostor or misleader:--deceiver, seducing. ..... Satan is the imposter.

3 "LIE": 5579. pseudos, psyoo'-dos; from G5574; a falsehood:--lie, lying.

5574. pseudomai, psyoo'-dom-ahee; mid. of an appar. prim. verb; to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood:--falsely, lie.

And for this cause, (people following Satan), will God send STRONG DELUSION. Note the Greek meaning of the words strong and delusion. Trace the word delusion to it's prime. God is going to allow those, who have not studied to show themselves approved, to fall for Satan's lies when he appears on the earth after Michael boots him and his angels from heaven. See Rev 12:9. Note delusion. One of the meanings is an impostor or misleader:--deceiver.

Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

Hab 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

For the end time? What work will this be? Satan will be here prior to Jesus' return. That, most Christians don't seem to believe. It's sure easy for people to be fooled. As in Habakkuk 2:3, this happens at an appointed time. At the end.

2 Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Th 2:13 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:

2 Th 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Stand fast and hold to the things we've been taught

2 Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Not traditions of man, but by the teachings of Paul of Jesus Christ.

2 Th 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting[1] consolation and good hope through grace,

1 "EVERLASTING": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

2 Th 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish[1] you in every good word and work.

1 "STABLISH": 4741. sterizo, stay-rid'-zo; from a presumed der. of G2476 (like G4731); to set fast, i.e. (lit.) to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or (fig.) to confirm:--fix, (e-) stablish, stedfastly set, strengthen.

What good word and work? God's. Reminds me of Isaiah 40:31.

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Pray for us

2 Th 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

Not all men have faith

2 Th 3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

2 Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

2 Th 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

Be cheerful, and wait patiently, for the return of Jesus Christ

2 Th 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts[1] into the love of God, and into the patient[2] waiting for Christ.

1 "HEARTS": 2588. kardia, kar-dee'-ah; prol. from a prim. kar (Lat. cor, "heart"); the heart, i.e. (fig.) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by anal.) the middle:--(+ broken-) heart (-ed).

2 "PATIENT": 5281. hupomone, hoop-om-on-ay'; from G5278; cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy:--enduring, patience, patient continuance (waiting).

Be cheerful while we wait with patience.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Disorderly conduct

2 Th 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

This verse and the next two tells us how to treat someone that doesn't work. Too lazy to work.

2 Th 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Paul set a good example to the Thessalonians.

2 Th 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Paul worked and didn't charge any money for doing the Lord's work.

2 Th 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

It probably would have been ok to receive something, but Paul chose not to. He wanted to make himself a good example.

If you don't work, you don't eat

2 Th 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

Pretty good advice.

Busybodies

2 Th 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

 Seen anybody like this lately?

2 Th 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

Note, they're to eat their own bread and not some one else's.

2 Th 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

If anyone doesn't obey this letter

2 Th 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

2 Th 3:15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

2 Th 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

2 Th 3:17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

2 Th 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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