Hi-lite: Matthew 10:21
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the
child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause
them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
It is written that most of our loved ones, though they call themselves Christians, will be deceived by antichrist and will believe in their hearts that he is really Jesus Christ, the Messiah, when in fact he is none other that the "son of perdition", the son who has already been sentenced to die (Ezk. 28:18-19) and perish in the lake of fire. His name therefore IS "death" (Heb. 2:15).
The point is that your loved ones will believe they are doing the right thing by bringing you to the one they think is "Jesus" when in fact they shall unknowingly be delivering you up to death himself. How so unknowingly? Because they are Biblically ignorant of who is actually standing in the holy place and sitting in the temple claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2:4). Many have been listening to false shepherds who have been telling them that Christ is going to return at any moment and take them up in some "rapture" while the rest of us sinners are left here to face antichrist. Do not listen to preachers and ministers and pastors, including this one, without first checking out what they say in the Word of God to see whether or not it aligns with that which is written. Start with the fact that Christ just said His disciples will be delivered up, not raptured out of here!
Luke 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Current event note: It is amazing, since 9/11, to see that our government is now recruiting one million of our kinsfolk, our friends and brothers and sisters who are postal workers, utility workers, etc., i.e. those who have access and are most privy to our homes, to report any suspicious terrorist activity to the authorities. Just wait until the prince of spiritual terror arrives at the sound of the 6th Trump and exercises all the power of the first beast, which is the NWO. Then shall the betrayal and persecution be taken to a new level!
Make no mistake about it! If you stay committed to the truth of God's Word, you shall be hated (i.e. persecuted) by all men! Therefore, "Beware of men: for they will deliver you up...!" However, since it is written that it is he that perseveres and endures to the end, shall be saved, then here is a question for the "rapture" enthusiasts who claim they are already saved by Christ yet want to escape from taking a stand and witnessing against antichrist! "Do you know what the word 'endureth' means in vs. 22?" Check it out in your Strong's Concordance because it is the Greek word "hupomeno" which means to be tarry or stay behind... as in "Left Behind"!Matthew 10:22
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.hated, G3404 ?????? miseo mis-eh'-o
From a primary word ????? misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less: - hate (-ful).
You "see", God's warriors who have the gospel armour on and in place (Eph. 6) are going to stay right here and take a stand, even take "the stand", and endure and kick dragon unto the very end! God's elect are not fearful one bit of Satan and his troops! Have you not read that Christ has given them power over snakes and serpents and over all the power of the enemy (Satan)? He cannot hurt us for our Shepherd is always with us! Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Here then is Strong's definition of "endureth":
Well, so much for the "Rapture Theory" and man's vain and ignorant imaginations and traditions. You see, the woman who is taken first in the field in Matthew 24 is taken (as in seduced) by the false messiah who comes first claiming that he is Jesus, the true bridegroom, and he will take most "virgins" to himself and seduce them! In other words, they will marry the wrong husband, another Jesus who is not the true bridegroom. Paul warned us in 2 Cor. 11 about the "other Jesus", the false husband!endureth, G5278 ???????? hupomeno hoop-om-en'-o
From G5259 and G3306; to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figuratively to undergo, that is, bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: - abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.
Will you remain working in the field as a faithful "virgin" or will you be as the first woman taken in the field who is spiritually seduced by the spurious messiah and impregnated with his lies? That is why Christ will say later in Mat 24:19 "And woe unto them that are with child,and to them that give suck in those days!"When the true bridegroom returns and finds that His bride is nursing a baby, WOE!He won't be too pleased with her knowing that she has whored around with another Jesus, will He?2 Cor. 11:1
Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The analogy of Eve being physically seduced in the fig grove is given to warn us to beware of the Satan's spiritual seduction in these last days, the generation of the fig tree! Why? Because he will claim he is Jesus... but that jesus is not our Jesus! Their rock is not our Rock, the true bridegroom.Therefore, beware of Left Behind stories and other un-Biblical fairy tales which will lead you to another Jesus... if you bear it! But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Do not "bear", as in put up with, false doctrines and evil spirits. Do as John admonishes us in 1 Jn. 4 and "try the spirits", testing (assaying) them with the Word of God to see whether or not they are of God. In other words, "Document, document, document!" For if he that 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.
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