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

And for this cause, (people following Satan) will God send STRONG DELUSION. Note the Greek meaning of the word 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.

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

What lie? The (at any time) lie. Commonly called the pretribulation rapture. Jesus, returning secretly to take his people out of this sinful world. Most who believe this doctrine simply misinterpret First Thessalonians chapter four, verses sixteen and seventeen. Of course they will say that I and others that believe as I do, regarding those two scriptures are misinterpreting them. Just when did this (at any time) stuff first appear? Some say it was started by a woman named Margaret McDonald, in the year 1830. I agree with the documentary, (The Incredible Cover-up), written by Mr. Dave MacPherson, but, it is mentioned twice in God's word. Both places is talking about the same event. The Devil is talking to Jesus in the wilderness, trying to get Jesus, (God in the flesh), to worship him. He is quoting the Bible to Jesus. The three words, (at any time), Satan added to that scripture. Making it a lie. One doesn't have to change the truth too much, to turn it into a lie. Was this a slip of the tongue by Satan? Giving away, (to the wise), the main thrust of his mode of operation, just before the end of this earth age? As I state at the start of each of these studys, the words in italics are my comments. I certainly think it's something to consider.

Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Luke 4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest
at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Always remember this next verse.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Always remember who Satan is after. The next verse tells us.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God told Adam

Gen 2:17 But of the tree[1] of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

[1] 6086. 'ets, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plur. sticks):-- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.

6095. 'atsah, aw-tsaw'; a prim. root; prop. to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes):--shut.

Remember this. To close the eyes shut.

Some of Satan's lies.

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: - - - Lie.

If we consider one thousand years is as one day with God, Adam and Eve did die on the same day they partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam lived nine hundred and thirty years. Check out Second Peter chapter three, verse eight, for verification of one thousand years, is as one day with God..

Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. - - - Lie.

I told you to remember something. To close the eyes shut. See what a liar, Satan is.

Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

Luke 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

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.

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

Luke 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: - - - Lie. Psalms 91:11. "to keep thee in all thy ways".

Luke 4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Lie. Added at any time.

Luke 4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Luke 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Wonder what Satan was up to do here?

Let's look at some verses that some people use in defense of the (at any time) doctrine.

Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

The pre-trib believers usually state that the ones taken are taken by Jesus at his coming.

2 Th 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;

There are even some who claim that the falling away, is the pre-trib rapture. The next verse, some claim, is the church being taken out. By Christ of course.

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.

The next two verses are the biggies of their argument.

1 Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Let's look at each one of those verses very carefully.

Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Let's read the text just prior to the two above verses.

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Note, the flood came and took them all away. Who is them? Not Noah and his family. The ones taken away, were the ones that knew not. In the end time the first ones taken, are taken by Satan. Another thing to note, is that God used the same source, to destroy and to save. Some taken by the water, and some saved by the water.

Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

What comes out of someone's mouth? Not water. In this case, a flood of lies.

Always remember who Satan is after. The next verse tells us.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

His weapons in this war will be sweet talk, friendly persuasion. The greatest religious event in history.

Now let's look at the third verse. Same story from another book. The book of Luke. Let's again look at the verses just prior to. Luke 17:34.

Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Luke 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Luke 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

The ones taken in the flood, were the ones who married wives and were given in marriage. Marriage? I thought that was ok with God.  Do a study in Genesis chapter six. The marriages taking place there, certainly were not approved of, by God.

Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

The sons of God were not ordinary men. They were fallen angels. Look at Strong's definition of the word (old) in verse four.

Now let's look at another verse used in the (at any time) doctrine. Yeah, I have personally heard one of the end time super preachers, state that this next verse, is, the pre-trib rapture. He Stated that the falling away, was the rapture.

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

Let's look at more of the verses.

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

2 Th 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.

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

[1] 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.

I did a little research to see how he came up with the falling away being the rapture. The word he chose for his definition takes you away from the subject. He stated that falling away meant, (departure). He said that we would depart from this earth. Me, I really think he believes that it just means that we will defect, or depart from the truth, (God's Word). It appears to me that this fellow, like so many others,  is just grasping at anything to get his point across. He traced the Strong's word from 646 to 575, where he got the word, departure. One of The things I like about Strong's, is that, if there is more than one meaning, he list them all. That gives the reader the option to choose the definition that best fits the subject. One should make sure that the definition fits the subject, and not what he or she may want it to be. When reading Second Thessalonians chapter two, I feel the subject is very plain and simple. The subject is about the return of Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto him. Why would a believer in God's word defect, (fall away), from truth? They normally wouldn't, but if they had been taught and believed that the first one coming is Jesus, then they just might.

2 Th 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, showing himself that he is God.

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 will let, until he be taken out of the way.

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:

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

2 Th 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.

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

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

It appears to me that most pre-tribbers think that the man of sin, the son of perdition, the antichrist, is just some man who is possessed by an evil spirit. He will rise to power. Naturally they think he is, of Satan. Me, I believe him to be Satan himself.

The next verse, some say, this is the rapture. The church going up to meet Jesus in the air. Without being totally deceived in the matter, I don't see how anyone could possibly believe that. But, if one knew, he was deceived, then he wouldn't be. For one to be deceived, he cannot believe, that he is deceived.

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.

Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

 The only one taken anywhere in the above two verses was John. Not the church.- - - - I, was in the spirit. Not the Church.

Next, is the big verses used in the, (at any time), doctrine. Better know as the Pre-Trib Rapture.

(1 Th 4:16) For the Lord himself[1] shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump[2] of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 "HIMSELF": 846. autos, ow-tos'; from the particle au [perh. akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind] (backward); the reflex. pron. self, used (alone or in the comp. G1438) of the third pers., and (with the prop. pers. pron.) of the other persons:--her, it (-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self-], the) same, ([him-, my-, thy-]) self, [your-] selves, she, that, their (-s), them ([-selves]), there [-at, -by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Comp. G848.

2 "TRUMP"
: 4536. salpigx, sal'-pinx; perh. from G4535 (through the idea of quavering or reverberation): a trumpet:--trump (-et).

Which trumpet is it? The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh? It is the seventh. The last trump.

(1 Th 4:17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air[1]: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

[1] 109. aer, ah-ayr'; from aemi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by anal. to blow ); "air" (as naturally circumambient): --air. Comp. G5594.

5594. psucho, psoo'-kho; a prim. verb; to breathe (voluntarily but gently; thus differing on the one hand from G4154, which denotes prop. a forcible respiration; and on the other from the base of G109, which refers prop. to an inanimate breeze), i.e. (by impl. of reduction of temperature by evaporation) to chill (fig.):--wax cold.

In the Strong's dictionary 109 mentions the word atha and states, see G3134.
G3134. maran atha, mar'-an ath'-ah; of Chald. or. (mean. our Lord has come); maranatha, i.e. an exclamation of the approaching divine judgment:--Maran-atha.

Meet the Lord in the air? Who is the prince of the power of the air? Satan. See Eph 2:2. See Rev 19:14 about the army (I believe to the the clouds) He brings with him. See Heb 12:1 where Paul describes a cloud as a group of people. We will meet the Lord in that spiritual body, and we will be as He is. See 1 Joh 3:2. See Joh 17:15, where Jesus is praying not to take us out of the world.

If people are taken out of this world to be with Jesus, call it a rapture if you want, that would have to be a resurrection. Note that in Rev. 20:1 thru 5 the first resurrection takes place. Not until Satan is here on this earth, and is bound for a thousand years. (See below). Here Paul is describing the return of Jesus to the Thessalonians. See 1Co. 15:52 where he is describing it to the people of Corinth. Look at Matthew Henry's commentary. He did not mention any thing similar to what is called a rapture. He lived in the early 1700's and the rapture theory didn't come about till 1830. As great a scholar as he was, why didn't he see it? Because it doesn't exist. Note in late 1800's and early 1900's in Schofield's Commentary Bible, he makes mention of it. He says this is the first  resurrection and that this and 1st. Co 15:52 are the same event. Two great scholars. One before Margaret McDonald and one after????

In order to understand the meaning of the the word (air) Greek no. 109 one must know the meaning of the word (circumambient). According to Webster's dictionary (English) it is actually 2 words , circum and ambient. Circum - around, about, surrounding. Ambient - around and surrounding. they both mean the same thing. Also the word ambience - an environment or it's distinct atmosphere. distinct - 1 not alike, 2 separate, 3 clearly marked off; plain, 4 unmistakable.

Most all Christians, preachers, teachers, etc. will tell you that you must have a personal relationship with God. This is true. This is how it's going to be. It will be a one on one personal thing with Jesus when he returns. It will be so personal, that for an individual, it will be as close as the air that you breathe in and out, (inhale and exhale), while you are unconscious. That is very close and personal. I think this means it's his or her distinct or personal atmosphere. Satan is the prince of the power of the air (109). Just as God allowed Satan to test Job, (got real close in his air space), he allows Satan to be in your air space to. With one major difference of course, God invited Satan to trouble Job. Just hope God doesn't do that with you. In all cases that I have heard the word ambient used, it has been in regard to temperature, ambient temperature, meaning the temperature just around you or the ambient temperature of a room, etc. Note Greek no. 5594.

The scriptures used by the pre-tribbers for the (at any time) doctrine, to me will not support their claim.

The first Resurrection.

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

The angel came down from Heaven and bound Satan. Down where? Here on good ole earth. I agree that First Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 is the same event as First Corinthians 15:52. And that it is the first resurrection. But these verses here in Revelation makes it clear that it all doesn't happen until Satan is bound, or they all happen at the same time.

Let's look at 1st. Corinthians 15:50 through 15:52.

1 Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1 Cor 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1 Cor 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.

Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded[1]; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

[1] 4537. salpizo, sal-pid'-zo; from G4536; to trumpet, i.e. sound a blast (lit. or fig.):--(which are yet to) sound (a trumpet).

1 Cor. 15:50. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.  Rev 11:15. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ

Read verses prior to Revelation 11:15 to find that this doesn't take place, till after the two witnesses are murdered by Satan, and lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three and one half days.

Always remember who Satan is after. The next verse tells us.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Always remember who Satan is after. The next verse tells us.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

I keep repeating the above verse for emphasis.

If God's people are already gone to meet Jesus, who is the remnant of her seed, who have the testimony of Jesus Christ? I figure the remnant is God's people. They're still here. That's who Satan, (the dragon), is after. Satan will be here before the real Christ. We had better keep our Gospel Armor on.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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

For the whole world to be deceived, everyone, or most everyone, will believe a lie. Not a lot of lies. Not two lies. One particular lie. The (at any time) lie.

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

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

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

God's Word is Truth. For someone to defect from truth, or forsake truth, he or she must have been in the truth.

Always remember who Satan is after. The next verse tells us.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Satan is coming after God's people. He already has the rest of the world. Satan will use whomever he can, in order to accomplish his task. He will be, and is now, working right in our Christian Churches. He lied to Jesus, (God in the flesh). He'll lie to you to. It'll be a sweet lie. He wants us to think Jesus is coming first. Why? Because Satan himself is coming first. He tried to bribe Jesus, (God in the flesh). He'll try to bribe you to.

Let's look at two verses From Romans.

Rom 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled[1] at that stumblingstone[2];

[1] 4350. proskopto, pros-kop'-to; from G4314 and G2875; to strike at, i.e. surge against (as water); spec. to stub on, i.e. trip up (lit. or fig.):--beat upon, dash, stumble (at).

Now let's look at Luke 4:11.

Luke 4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash[1] thy foot against a stone.

[1] 4350. proskopto, pros-kop'-to; from G4314 and G2875; to strike at, i.e. surge against (as water); spec. to stub on, i.e. trip up (lit. or fig.):--beat upon, dash, stumble (at).

The word stumbled, in Romans 9:32, and the word, dash in Luke 4:11, are the same Greek word.

Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Jesus is our Rock. Believe on Him and you wont be ashamed. Just before the end, the problem is, for some, Satan arrives, claiming to be Jesus. Some will stumble over that. Believing that Christ, could come (at any time), will trip up a lot of souls.

Jesus comes at the seventh trump. The last trump. There are only seven.

Trumps or Trumpets

1     2     3     4     5     6     7

Satan would just l-o-v-e for us to start putting the number 7 anywhere, except where it is. He knows, he'll be here in the 6th. trump. He just don't want us to know that.

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Well, there's one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. One is the start. Seven is the end. I believe that's the way it was when I was in school. Uh, maybe it was 1, 2 3, 4, 5, 7, 6. Or, maybe it was 1, 2, 3, 4, 7,5, 6. Hmm. - - - No maybe about it. We can all, count to seven.

I've heard, and saw, on TV, another end time super preacher, make a statement something like this. And oh yes, while he was making the statement, he also made some little weird feet and leg gyrations, along with some fast hand and arm movements. I guess to impress the congregation. Again, the statement went something like this. "When that trumpet of God sounds, and the rapture comes, Scha-zaam, I'm outa h-e-r-e.  R-i-g-h-t through the Stratosphere". Did you ever wonder what God thinks, of someone flying, to save their soul? Let's look at Ezekiel chapter thirteen. Start at verse Seventeen.

Ezek 13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

Ezek 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?

Ezek 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?

Ezek 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly[1], and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.

[1] 6524. parach, paw-rakh'; a prim. root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; gen. to spread; spec. to fly (as extending the wings); fig. to flourish:-- X abroad, X abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).

Ezek 13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezek 13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

God always says things best. I think I'll stop now.

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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