The American Wisdom Series
Presents2nd Peter 2
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
This Bible Study was originally written by Roger
published at http://www.theseason.org/
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our revised study of:
II Peter Chapter 2
"The Wicked: Character, Judgment, and Followers."
Peter gives us a warning in chapter two, that goes on into chapter three concerning the return of Christ. He talks about things and false teaching that would be present at the time of the end of this flesh age. It may seem a little deep in parts, but we will try to get a better understanding of Peter's message for us.
II Peter 2:1 "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord That brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
There has always been false prophets among the people, those that like to get on their ego trips and teach against what God's Word teaches. They claim to be preachers and an authority of the Word, but they go to other sources for their direction and most of the people like to be led astray by them. Even though their words are a lie and misleading, in their minds they are honest people and innocent of what they are doing. Many of these false prophets are taught to do this in their seminaries, and the errors in the teachings have built up from generations past.
It is a very serious thing for a preacher or teacher to deny the Lord. The word "Lord" in the Greek tongue is # 1203 in the Strong's Greek dictionary. This is about the only use of this Word in the New Testament. "Despotes, des-pot'-ace; a husband, a absolute ruler: Lord, Master."
The important thing to pick up here is; when does the Lord Jesus Christ play the role of husband? This is why Peter used this word. Jesus Christ comes back at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, on the day of the Lord, to be in the role of a husband to His bride to be. So we see that Peter is encouraging us, especially in this final generation, to be very careful. The very word "Lord", in the sense of being a husband set the time element of when this chapter is directed to. So it is time to start thinking in the right mode, for they will start coming around you and deny the Lord. Why? Because they do not know that there are two Lords coming, and the first one is a fake, or counterfeit christ, and today he is called the Antichrist or "instead of Christ".
Heresies always work their way into the church in innocence, and in time those heresies become traditions that people come to rely on. That is the way that many of the simple things like Easter bonnets and rolling Easter eggs became acceptable to Christians. Today the most important part of the Christian's year, our Passover, the day that Christ came out of the tomb, and it is completely rejected in favor of the heathen festival, "the feast of Ishtar" which is called "Easter". The eggs part of the Easter celebration was part of an sexual orgy that was held in the woods, and down through the years it has been allowed to represent something spiritual. Sure all these things are done in ignorance, but what is sad is that the true things that are important to our Lord are completely overlooked.
When Christ went to the cross, He became our Passover. He became all those things that our Heavenly Father told us to remember for all generations at Passover. He became the blood on the doorpost, that when the death angel Lucifer saw the blood, he was ordered by God to pass over and leave those behind the door alone. This is all said to illustrate how traditions and heathenism can work in to something as sacred as that day of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. It shows the complete lack of scholarship that exists in most churches today. It is truly sad to see what the great day of Passover has become down through the years.
II Peter 2:2 "And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
In other word, those that do not agree with the true Word of God and have strayed from it, will show themselves by how they condemn those that teach chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Those that do not handle the Word of God as instructed by the prophets of God, will substitute their own traditions in their teachings. Paul says that these false teachers will do their deeds in "pernicious ways". So lets go to Strong's Greek dictionary to understand the word "pernicious".
In Strong's Greek dictionary the number is # 684; "Apoleia, ap-o'-li-a; from a presumed destruction of #622, a ruin or loss of physical, spiritual, or eternal; damnable, a lie, perdition, pernicious ways, waste."
You should have caught on by now that this is where Satan received his name, as given in 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." Any teaching that distorts the Word of God in any manner is of a pernicious way. It leads their followers to Satan and to his ways. Any pernicious way is a Satanic way. In # 622, it is "to perish", and the only one that has been judged to perish at this date is Satan, for he is the "son of perdition". Following those pernicious teachings will loose for you your eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ.
My fellow Christian, if you hang around those that like to spin their pernicious, damnable doctrine that is called the "rapture doctrine, you are on dangerous ground. That doctrine teaches those that follow it to accept the first messiah that comes in a supernatural way. That person is Satan, in the role of Antichrist, as the son of perdition. It is he that shall commit the "abomination of desolation" spoken of by Jesus in His quoting from Daniel 9:27. The "abomination" that Satan will commit is His declaring himself to be God, and the desolation that takes place is that the people of the world will believe him, and worship him as God. Satan is the desolator, and the rapture theory teaches Christians to accept the wrong Christ. It teaches Christians to not have patience, and wait for the full number of days to pass after the Antichrist has arrived on earth.
This is why it is so serious to allow heathenistic practices to take over your traditions. It is important to understand the chronological order of the events that must come to pass before our Lord Jesus Christ returns. It should be no great surprise that the new world order has tightened it's grip on all the nations of the world, or that the tiny nation of Israel was formed, with the Jews, both the good of Judah, and the bad of the Kenites returning to this land. All of the events happening in the world and in our locale are connected to the time of the end, and to the prophesies that foretold their happening. Jesus Christ even warned us of these events in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, as well as the entire book of Revelation. Our Bible is completely filled with these prophecies from the book of Genesis on.
Jesus has warned us very strongly that we are to stay in the field working at Satan's coming for the first one to be taken, is taken by the Antichrist. In most church houses today, they teach that it is good to be taken by the first messiah to come, their members are being taught to climb right into the bed of Satan. That is what causes you to lose your eternal salvation, you taking on Satan's name and number, and the mark of the beast. That "mark of the beast" is in your mind, for it is what you think to be true that causes you to follow Satan, and if you think Satan is Christ, you will in ignorance follow him in marriage. Do you get the point? You will have taken the wrong husband in ignorance. You will become the bride of Satan, and not the bride of Christ.
Remember back in verse one, the word "Lord", or "Despots" in the Greek tongue; It told us that this chapter deals with the choosing of our husband, whether it shall be Christ or the devil. So Peter is telling us to be very careful of what tradition we follow, or what teacher we listen to, or we will be selecting the wrong husband. Don't listen to this man or any man without checking him out in the Scriptures. It is your eternal soul that hangs in the balance. To emphasis this very thing, Paul is using a word in the Greek that is used no other place in the entire Bible, to wake you up to the false teaching of the devil that will come in our generation. "Pernicious" is only used here, and you had better pay attention to those false traditions and doctrines.
II Peter 2:3 "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
It is important to understand the word "feigned" and it might be confusing, so lets go to the Greek to clear up any misunderstanding. "Feigned" in the Greek is #4820, another word that is used only here, in the whole Bible. The Word is "sumballo, soom-bal'-lo; to combine, converse, or (personally) attack; encounter, ponder." It is to fabricate, and that is to take something that is there, and make it over to be something else. They will take the words that are in the Bible and make them over to where they will merchandise your souls with them. They will sell your soul, so you had better have the knowledge to know what your soul is worth.
When you are in Christ your soul is the precious jewel that Christ has placed on this earth, that His blood paid the price to redeem. So don't let anyone make merchandise of you. God is the one on the throne that slumbereth not, and He is not asleep. He is on the throne and He knows exactly what is going to take place. His plan is right on course, and the end of this earth age is coming to a close right on schedule. It is time to read God's Word for understanding and knowledge, all of it, and those that tell you that some of it is not for you, desire to merchandise your very soul. Peter is telling you to use your brain, and study.
II Peter 2:4 "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;"
If you think that this is joke, and God will spare your soul after you willing worship Satan; think again. God spared not the angels that sinned, but placed them in chains in a place of darkness, to be held for judgment. Those angels are our brothers, God's children also, for He created them just like he created you, we and those angels are all the same, God's children. We are the angels in heaven-> read Revelation 19:10 and 22:9. You can also read of these angels in the book of Jude.
The word "hell" as used here, is only used in this form here in the entire Bible, it is # 5020 in the Strong's Greek dictionary. It is "Tartaroo, tar-tar-o'-o; from Tartaros, (the deepest abyss of hades) to encarcerate in eternal torment." It is the place where Satan and his angels are held for destruction. It is a state of degradation, and not necessarily a place or location. It is a marking that is placed on them to be destroyed at a certain time later.
The analogy is used here to show us that these angels have completely fallen to a point to where there is no hope. The condemnation came upon them because they would not accept the plan of God, and tried to circumvent or sidetrack God's plan. (See Live Link to- Jude) So the reason that Peter is bringing these angels back to our attention, is that they are going to be brought back to earth again in the last days, along with Satan, before this earth age of the flesh ends. This is written of in Revelation 12:7-9.
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: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
This war is going on now, and it will be over very shortly. When that war is over, the people on this earth will see these same angels walking the streets of our towns, only most of us will not know it, for they will look exactly like the men in the flesh look. It will happen in our generation.
Jude 6 "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
The angels did this act, as it is recorded in Genesis 6:1-6, when the came to earth, out of turn, and not through a earth women's womb, and married the daughters of men, to mate and have children, against the plan that God had set forth. That plan was to have each soul to be born of a woman, to come into this earth age completely innocent (no memory) of that first earth age. Then in their innocence make their free-will choice to choose follow God or Satan.
II Peter 2:5 "And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;"
God did not spare that first earth or the world age prior to Lucifer's Flood, but He did spare Noah and the other seven persons of His family in Noah's Flood. It is interesting to see the meaning of the word "ungodly" as it is used here. The word means, "one created not by God's natural method." The reason for the sparing of Noah and his family was because their blood line or lineage of their family did not have the blood mixture of the fallen angels in it (they were of pure Adam "eth-ha adham" and Eve pedigree). We read of this in Genesis 6:9.
Genesis 6:9 "THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."
The key to understanding this verse is in the word "perfect". "Perfect" comes from the Hebrew word "Tamim", and it means "without blemish as to breed or pedigree." This is talking about the blood line of Noah, his parents all the way back to the individual man, Adam and his help meet Eve. The blood line was uncontaminated with the strains of those wicked angels that came down to marry the daughters of men. Lets review Genesis 6:1.
Genesis 6:1 "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them."
It was through the bloodline of this individual man, "eth-ha adham", we know as Adam and his help meet Eve, formed as described in Genesis chapter two, that the promised Messiah would be born of a virgin descendant (Mary).
Genesis 6:2 "That the sons of God [angels] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
These are the angels spoken of in Jude 6, and they are also the angels that shall return to the earth in our generation, as we read of in Revelation 12:7-9. These are the angels that followed Satan and came to earth without being born through the womb of woman, born in the water sack as all normal babies are born. They left their first estate in the heavenlies, and came to earth and married and mated with women (daughters of Eve). This was Satan's second attempt to destroy the woman through which Christ would come through. We know the first attack is recorded in Genesis 3:15, when Satan deceived and seduced Eve into a sexual union with her, and their son Cain was born. This act is covered up in the church world today with all sorts of fairy-tales, and myths about apples, and the sad thing is that the Christian world has come to believe it. It was from that first attack that the Kenites came to be, and became the negative part of God's plan.
Genesis 3:15 "And I [God] will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy [Satan's] seed [the Kenites] and her [Eve's] Seed [Jesus Christ]; It [Christ] shall bruise thy [Satan's] head, and thou [the Kenites] shalt bruise His [Jesus'] heel."
In Satan's first attack on
the woman Satan played the role of the serpent, or
deceiver, and wholly seduced Eve sexually, and the fruit
of that union is Cain the father of the Kenites. Cain
slew Abel and thus he thought the blood line had ended,
however, Seth was born later. Adam was his father, and it would be through
Adam's and Eve's son Seth that the virgin Mary the mother
of our Lord Jesus Christ would be born, with no bloodline contamination along the way.
Many lay on Judah the
accusation for the death of Christ, however hundreds of
years prior to Jesus' birth, the Kenites had taken over
both the duties of the Scribes, as recorded in I
Chronicles 2:55, and the Levitical priesthood, as we
read in Ezra 8:15. None of the Levite priests came out of
Babylon to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple, the
Nethinims or Kenites had completely taken over the
priesthood from top to bottom. They, the Kenites (now also called Jews because they were living in Jerusalem, in Judea) were responsible for Jesus crucifixion.
Ezra 8:15 "And I [Ezra] gather them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the People, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi."
These Kenite priests that had taken over the priesthood when the Jews came out of Babylon, and their scribe brothers were in the position to completely change the way that the God's Word would be taught, and worshipped in the Temple, they controlled the religious and political order of the House of Judah. When you understand this, you can start to understand why Jesus was so hated by the religious leaders for His day, and Why they sought to kill Him from the start of His ministry. Lets look at I Chroncles 2:55;
I Chronicles 2:55 "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hameth, the father of the house of Rechab."
Two things to notice here, first that these people are not of Israel, or the house of Israel, but of the house of Rechab, and offspring of Cain, the son of the sexual union between Satan and Eve. Notice that these scribes now controlled what would be written and the records kept from this time forward, and it is their record that mixes them with God's people, and allows them to change what is taught in God's temple, to God's people. Now lets go back to the second attack by Satan on the seed line of the coming Christ, the seed line of the women from Adam to Noah. Satan was almost successful, but failed.
Genesis 6:3 "And the Lord said, "My spirit shall not always with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
This did not please God and the count down for that earth dispensation was started.
Genesis 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 [$#@*&^] (the translators added children) to them, the same [became] (also added) mighty men which were of old, men of renoun."
It is from these offspring of the angels that many of the occults are grounded. Many of the heathen practices received their origins from their practices, and those things still go on today in may of the occults and hidden mysteries. I will not get into it, but it is even part of a modern day cult that is deeply infiltrated into the Christian churches of today.
Genesis 6:5 "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Genesis 6:6 "And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart."
God looked down from the heavenlies, and saw the wickedness on the earth, and it grieved Him in His mind that He had made man. So now we can see why Noah was considered in such a high esteem, for the lineage of Noah and the other seven members of His family were also of pure pedigree or lineage. All other souls in the land that came from the individual man, Adam ( "eth-ha adham") were hybreds, and were Geber, or the angels. The Naphilim, or fallen angels had so mixed with the children of Adam at this time, that Noah and his family were the only offspring of Adam and Eve still perfect in their generations. Noah was just because he listened to God, and did not allow his family to marry out of their bloodline. This includes Noah's wife, his sons and their wives. Each of these persons were of perfect pedigree from the lineage of Adam and Eve.
So Noah's flood destroyed all those creatures that were unnatural, that were not a God made created entity from the face of the earth..
II Peter 2:6 "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"
God is warning us through Peter, that if you don't believe that God will completely destroy those who defy Him in this end generation, stop and look what He did to those that lived in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. He turn the cities and the people into ashes.
My fellow Christian, do you know what was going on in Sodom and Gomorrah? Have you heard of Sodomy? Sodomy is the unnatural act of sexual union between mankind. It is the union of man to man and woman to woman, or what is called today, living a gay or alternative life style. Today filth is being dressed up, and presented to the churches under the names of political correctness, and the psycho world is successfully selling their trout to so-called Christians. Peter is telling those that think they can buy into that lie, to stop and take a look at Sodom and Gomorrah, for that is exactly what is going to happen to them. Sodom is an "ensample" a mirror image of what is going to be waiting for them.
This verse alone should scare the boots off any so-called Christian that thinks they can bring this filth into the church of God, and flaunt it in His face. It is like playing Russian roulette in modern day times. Anything that is unnatural, God hates. It is a choice for all Sodomites, ashes or eternal life, Sodomy, or turning to God's way and away from the filth of this world. It is ungodly because it is unnatural, and it goes against anything that is natural. It goes against all natural instincts, and God did not intend for it to go on that way. This is why God is telling us that He is going to destroy all of them again. Will they be brought into the Millennium age? Only God knows.
Any person that is a Sodomite and has read this chapter has been fully warned of the consequences of his or her action. Any person that understands that what they have been practicing in Sodomy is sin, and repents to the Father in Jesus name, can have forgiveness from that sin, and God's Spirit can deliver him or her from it. However you must have a truly repenting heart and a change of mind to flee from it. The blood of Christ can cleanse you from all sin, including Sodomy, however the time is coming soon when it will be too late. For at the coming of Satan, you will either be sealed in your mind or you will not, and those that are not sealed in their mind with God's Word will be turned over to Satan, and deceived. There is forgiveness now to you, because of the cross, but learn from our Heavenly Father Word.
II Peter 2:7 "And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:"
Out of all of Sodom and Gomorrah, and their five satellite cities, only Lot was delivered. Lot chose to go to Sodom and pitch his tents there, and live his life. He and his family was vexed or completed saturated with the filthy conversation of their wickedness. He heard of those things and witnessed it taking place before his eyes. Yet he did not leave until the very last moment, being dragged away by the two angels that came to save any righteous persons living there. God was able to save the one righteous man, Lot and his two daughters, just as He'll is able to save the elect and their families through the tribulation, when the time comes. However we see that even Lots wife and sons became so vexed with Sodom and their ways, that they were destroyed right along with the others.
It is taught that God's elect are not going through the tribulation, and that tribulation is the flood of deception and lies that Satan and his fallen angels will bring on the earth at their coming. However those sealed with the seal or knowledge of Word of God in their minds will be saved out of that deception. God's love for you will prepare a path for you right through the thick of things. God's anger is not directed to those that love Him and remain true to Him, but it is directed to those that love to pick up every wind of doctrine and chase after all the new forms of religion.
II Peter 2:8 "(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)"
Lot was a righteous man, and daily he vexed or toiled heavily and harassed himself with the things that he was seeing and hearing going on around him. In time it deadens the senses of every moral value that a righteous man would hold dear. So we see that only Lot and His two daughters survived the destruction that came upon Sodom.
Remember back when Noah was instructed to enter into the ark by God? Noah was instructed to take two of every flesh into the ark to be saved through the flood. All races of the sixth day creation of Genesis 1:26-28 were also taken into the ark as they also are flesh, and this Noah did. All that is but the Geber, the offspring that had polluted the Adamic blood line.
John asks: So, was the Flood of Noah universal, i.e. worldwide? I realize many are shocked at the suggestion that it wasn't worldwide, but as you can see it wouldn't have been necessary in order to destroy the giants and the perversion they had caused in the region where the Adamites were located. Go back and re-read the entire account translating "earth", i.e. eretz, as land or country. Also I ask, Why would God want to destroy thousands of years of re-populating the earth by the races if Satan was not out to contaminate their bloodline? But, only the bloodline Christ was to be born into. The Adamic blood line.
Then, if you still subscribe to the universality of the Flood, you have more explaining to do. You must reconcile the Flood with the histories of China and Egypt and explain how it is that Egyptian chronology shows an uninterrupted succession of Dynasties from at least 3001 B.C. Then too, there is not now enough moisture and water available to cover all the mountains by fifteen cubits (Gen. 7:20) given that some of the mountains are 6 miles high. That means that Egypt and all the land would have been covered with six miles of water. There is so much more, but I'm sure you get my point.
One last FACT. If you turn to 1 Chronicles 2:55 you will read that the sons of Cain (Kenites) affixed themselves to the 12 tribes of Israel, whose genealogies are listed beginning in verse 1.
If you are not familiar with the word "kenite" then look it up in Strong's concordance or the World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary. It means progeny, or offspring of Cain.1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Do you understand what this means? The descendents of Cain are alive and well many, many years following the Flood of Noah. They were present when Christ walked the earth (John 8:44) and they are present this very day. That means they survived the Great Deluge, as did all the other races.
And so it is for this and many other reasons, especially the understanding of what caused the Flood, that this teacher does not believe that the Great Deluge covered Babylon and the land of Nod, nor Egypt, but only that portion of perhaps Central Asia, around the Tarim Basin, where some scholars place the garden of Eden and the origin of the Adamic race (Read "Tracing Our Ancestors" by Frederick Haberman for more details).
In any event, however universal you may believe Noah's flood to have been, it is imperative that you understand what transpired PRIOR to that Flood, because as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. We live in the most exciting time period in the history of mankind, for it is this generation, the generation of the fig tree, that will see the events foretold by Christ in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. And guess what? We will face the supernatural, i.e. Satan and his angels, as did Adam and Eve and their offspring before the Flood.
II Peter 2:9 "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:"
The Lord knew how to save Noah out of the evil and sinful world that he lived in. The Lord knew how to deliver Lot out of Sodom, and the Lord knew how to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt, and from the hand of Pharaoh. Our Heavenly Father knows exactly how to deliver you and me out of the hand of Satan and his entire realm, when they have the entire world in their snare of tribulation and deception.
The entire world, and that includes most of the people that call themselves Christians. This is why we must be very careful what we listen to, and entertain in our minds for consideration and study.
II Peter 2:10 "But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."
God will reserve the right to judge all them that continually walk after the things of the flesh, and lust after those things that God speaks out against. All governments are of God, whether good or bad, and it is God that sets up governments, and it is God that takes them down. Governments exist to carry out order amongst people, and when there is no order you have anarchy. Even the laws that govern the Communist society contain the basic ten commandments, for without God's laws man simply would not be able to live together. Paul wrote of this in Romans 13:1-4.
Romans 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. for there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
Romans 13:2 "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."
Romans 13:3 "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:"
It doesn't matter what society you live in, when you obey the laws of the land and live peaceable with your neighbors, and seek to do good works, you need not fear the government. Leaders of governments give praise to those who do good works for their cities.
Romans 13:4 "For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."
Likewise, when any one sets out to violate the laws of God, and God's commandments and do evil then they have a right to fear the government, and the sword that shall come down on them for their evil works.
In verse ten, Peter is talking about those fallen angels that will come again to earth, and just like those that came as recorded in Genesis 6 and Jude 8, they have no regards for God or any of His laws or dignities. At every turn they blaspheme the things that our Lord holds dear, as well as all of the glory of God.
Jude 8 "Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."
The men and women that fall under the influence of these fallen angels, and evil spirits speak continually of matters that defile the flesh and the precious binding force between man and wife, male and female. They tare down the bonds of marriage and despise everything that is holy and part of the dominion of Jesus Christ. This includes all those Christians that claim the name of Christ, His Word, and most of all the sacrifices that Christ made on the cross for our salvation. There is absolutely nothing holy and precious to those filthy dreamers. When men and women promote what is known to be against God's Word, they have allowed their minds to be turned over to these evil spirits to become a mouthpiece for Satan himself. Their mouths give them away every time, and when you have identified them, know them for what they are. You know the difference between a roaring lion, and your pet cat, so when their roar comes, don't stick your head or hand into the cage.
When Michael kicks them out of heaven and upon the earth, this is exactly how they will act to the civil things and order of societies and law. When we confront those fallen angels, we are to do exactly as Michael handles them, and not allow then the benefit of an argument. Today the filthy act of Sodomy [homosexual acts] is being called "a different life style", and is being accepted and promoted by the top leaders of the our land, and even in many churches. This acceptance is of the Devil, and all those that promote it are giving their mind over to the Devil.
You can also see many other areas where the Word of God, the laws and commandments of God are against something, and those that have turned their minds over to seducing spirits and shortly fallen angels will try to twist God's Word to make it acceptable in their minds. They tell you not to worry, its all right, however, when in fact if their acts are left unrepented it can claim their soul. Do not play down God's Word or it will burn your soul. This is exactly what will happen to all those that follow in the way of the Nephilim [fallen angels].
Jude 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."
God has given His elect power over Satan, and we can claim all the promises of His Word. The only words that Michael spoke that were necessary, in confronting Satan was "The Lord rebuke thee." It will be the Lord that does the battle for you. Man in the flesh is natural, and God simply doesn't want that that is natural tampered with. What Peter is saying here is that the fallen angels, which are the filthy dreamers, are completely void of the ability to understand or do anything that is righteous. They could care less about you or the things that you hold dear.
Our Scriptures have laid out in its pages great detail exactly how the events of our day will come to pass, there is no secrets that God is holding back from His elect. Yet many Christians would rather listen to some fable designed by man. Many will be taken in the wrong wedding, and they will be very shamed in that day that Jesus returns to set up His kingdom.
II Peter 2:11 "Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord."
An angel is far superior in knowledge and strength than you and me have in flesh bodies in this earth age, and what this is telling us is that we are not to argue with Satan or his many angels, because we will lose. You don't have to confront them, you only have to rebuke them. They are filled with evil and perverted, and you do not have to stand and listen to their perversion. Those angels are in a supernatural body and their minds are far superior than our human mind, and it is foolishness to argue with them. You will lose. Order Satan and his realm out of your life. Don't allow him to have a foot hold in an argument between you and your family, or any of your conversation. If you do, he will soon get you all wrapped up in his confusion, and bickering. If you are not grounded in God's Word, and the power of God, those negative forces can come into your family and cause all sorts of problems. When you see this starting in your home, order Satan and his angels out of your house, with the power that Jesus gave you.
II Peter 2:12 "But these, as natural brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not, and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;"
There are seven thousand of them coming to earth with Satan, and they have the nature of a wild brute beast. Their mind just does not understand the love and commitment that God has given to you, or any of the things that we hold dear. They attack and destroy like a wild animal, for that is their nature. If you think that you can speak some sense to them or convert them to your way of thinking, you just don't understand what this verse is saying. They just don't have the ability to see any of the things of God, or know of the love of God. They don't care for God or you, and they are out to deceive you and claim your soul.
When our Lord returns at the seventh trump, there will be no judgment for them on judgment day. Instantly they will be condemned and removed from the face of the earth to their place of holding for destruction. They will not repent for the murders that they do, nor for their sorceries, nor of the fornication, nor of their thefts. Why? That is their nature to do those things, and they just don't understand God or His ways. They are like their leader Satan, and the whole reason for God allowing them to come to earth during the time of the tribulation is to test mankind, to see whether we will choose God or Satan. They are coming to deceive the entire world.
There are two weddings coming and the first wedding is with the false messiah, who is Satan. Those that are taken in this wedding, Jesus addressed in Matthew 24:19 "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days." Jesus is speaking in a spiritual sense of the time when He is going to return as husband, coming to take His bride to wed. If He finds you already pregnant spiritually, then you have been taken by the wrong messiah, Satan the Anitchrist. It is in our minds that we become pregnant by the false teaching that we have heard and accepted.
Remember what was said about how it was in the days of Noah, just before the flood. The angels or sons of God were here on earth marrying and mixing with the daughters of men. They were involved with the act of Sodomy, and Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:37; "But as the days of Noe [Noah] so shall also the coming of the son of man be."
"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,"
In the days of Noah the types of work and entertainment were different, however just as you get up and go to work, and plan for what you shall be doing after work. The events that you go to, and the family interaction will be just as it has been in the past. It will be as a normal day in your life. That Sodomite that is accepted next door will give you his smile and wish you well, and the fallen angel will continue to make plans with his marriage to your cousin. The law permits everything that is happening, and the governmental powers promote it. While you do what you enjoy, you have shut your mind to the things that you do not condone. However, like Noah, you had better be ready for what is about to take place and you had better have prepared your ark well in advance of the flood that is coming upon you.
Though Noah's ark was a boat that floated on the water that consumed the people; your boat is the Word of God, that will offer your only protection from the flood of lies and deceiving wonders that will come flood the earth at Satan's coming. Many of the fallen angels will arrive first, just as they did in Noah's day, and they will mix and become an intrical part of family life, and of the community, and prepare the way for the show of wonders that will be presented when Satan comes at the sixth trumpet in as sense of false glory.
The miracles and tricks that Satan will put on will whisk the unsuspecting Christian right into the bed of marriage with him/Satan, and he will consume them completely spiritually. Many Christians will actually believe Satan to be Jesus Christ, because they expect to see Jesus Christ coming in the clouds prior to the coming of the Antichrist. Their traditions are what turns them and their minds over to Satan, and they will love him in ignorance. They will be swept away by Satan's flood of lies.
Matthew 24:39 "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming fo the Son of man be."
When Satan and his angels are caste to this earth, they will become family men, and the sodomites in the community. They will be out to convince you of their way of life, and to worship Satan, and they will have the supernatural powers to make you believe, if you are unsuspecting of them and their ways. Are you going to be deceived on that day? The truth has been given over and over in His Word, and each of these things are examples to you so that you would not fall for it. However you must know the sequencial order that the things will happen in, in order to expect the events so that they will not be a surprise to you. My fellow Christian, this is what is meant by being sealed in your mind, it is the complete knowledge of the plan of God, and the sequence of what will be happening in that day, so that you do not have to rely on some man to lead you. That knowledge comes from the entire Word of God, from the minor prophets, from the book of Revelation and from the book of Genesis; it come from the entire Word of God.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Your brain or mind is what is in your forehead, and the "Seal of God" is God's holy Word. It is the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation which He has given to you and me living in this final generation by the prophets of old. When Satan comes to this earth in the role of Antichrist, or "instead of Christ", it will be too late then, because the sealing of God's Word in your mind must take place before that event. It is on that day that Satan carries out his orders from God, and goes forth to deceive the entire world.
You had better know if that "one verse Charlie" that calls himself your pastor is preparing you for the wedding of the false messiah, or the sealing of God's Word that will allow you to hold fast for the true wedding of Christ. Christ's bride has a wait of some one thousand three hundred and thirty five days later, after Satan comes claiming he is God [Daniel 12:12]. We know that this period has been shortened, because Jesus told us that it had been shortened to five months, the season of the locust.
II Peter 2:13 "And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, supporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;"
These angels are going to receive their just rewards in the lake of fire at judgment for the wicked acts that they do. They are so hardened in their sins that they find pleasure in their Sodomy and other riotous acts performed even in the day light. They shall flaunt their wicked deeds, and supporting themselves in their acts. These fallen angels will be patting each other on the back for their wickedness, and proud to be doing it as their feast acts right in sight of you and your family. These things are going on right today, in that various homosexual community functions. Parades that would cause any God fearing man or woman to vomit at their presence. When these angels or men that act in their fashion seek conformation from you, don't you give it. This feast that they will try to have with you is called an "love feast".
These feasts are discussed in Jude 12; "These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear; clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead; plucked up by the roots;"
This is saying that they like to come next to you and be buddy-buddy with you to gain your respect and attention. These evil spirits today, and the fallen angels when they arrive are like clouds without water, they are empty and with only the power that you grant to them. These spirits are of no form and they are blown about with every wind of doctrine that flows. What ever you can think of in your mind, they will assist you in making you believe their is truth to that thought. Yet when the truth is sought by you, they become like the leaves and fruit on that fig tree that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 21:19-21. When Jesus spoke the fig tree withered away and died.
"The spots that work in your feasts" are those spots that work into your studying of God's Word with understanding. Those spots are all the fluff and lies and distortions being taught as if it was the truth of God's Word. Common salvation is a beautiful thing to teach, however, once that soul is saved it is time to get off salvation, and get into the meat of the Word. It is time to understand the entire Word of God, and how it all fits neatly together. The laws of God and the ten commandments are taught to let us know right from wrong, while the prophecies are given to allow us to see that God is in control of everything that happens in this earth age, and to prepare us for the spiritual warfare that we face in these flesh bodies from Satan.
"Without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;" think on what this is saying. Twice dead means that they are going to cause you to be dead twice by their spots, both physically and spiritually. They themselves, the fallen angels were sentenced to death in the first earth age when they took part in Satan's rebellion, and then again when they left their habitation in the heavenlies in rebellion to God, and came to earth to mix and marry with the daughter of men, as recorded in Genesis 6. Their final time of mixing will come to an end at the close of this earth age, when Jesus returns to earth to set up his eternal kingdom.
Jude 13 "Raging wave of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever."
Their "love feasts" are playing church with you, and substitution their love games for what you call worship. They take pleasure in building up their own ways and traditions that they did not receive from God. Many teachers and preachers teach today and are sincere in what they teach, only what they teach is against What God's Word says.
Their "spots and blemishes" are the things that mark them well in the things that they do and say, and that goes directly against God's Word. The song of Moses points this out in Deuteronomy 32:5 "They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: They are a perverse and crooked generation."
The ones with the spots and blemishes as spoken of here are the Kenites, the ones Jesus taught about in Matthew 23. They are the generations of "vipors", or "serpents". The offspring of Satan the serpent from the garden of Eden, who in the role of deceiver or serpent, wholly seduced Eve, and from that sexual act came Cain, the father of the Kenites.
After establishing the "Rock" that you can rest upon as being our Heavenly Father; we are warned of the Kenites. This is why the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, of Revelation 2:9, and 3:9 were praised by Jesus Christ. They know who the Kenites are, and identified their false doctrine. The Kenites are those who claim to be Jews or [even Christians of today] when in fact they are of the "Synagogue of Satan" [church of Satan]. They are not even of the Adamic stock, but of their father Rechab an offspring from Cain.
Their "spot" or teaching is different then that given in the Bible, and that is why we must mark their ministers that avoid staying with proper interpretation of, and in God's holy Scriptures. When Kenites attack God's people, they use words like love, peace, brotherhood and so on, to draw you into their deception. Then when you are with them, they twist the meaning of a word here and there, to change the meaning from the original text. Twisting one word can make the entire verse a lie. Kenites will always be crooked, and perverse; and the world today, including America, has bought their lies, and signed on to their world wide system.
II Peter 2:14 "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children;"
"Beguiling" as used here as used here is # 1185 in Strong's Greek dictionary; "deleazo, del-eh-ad'-zo; from the base # 1380, to entrap, i.e. delude, allure, entice, [begile]." When these fallen angels, the Kenites or seducing spirit come at you, they are out to deceive your soul and mind, not just your physical body, but capture your mind, the intellect of your soul. These religious and spiritual souls are unstable because they are biblically illiterate and don't know the difference between the truth and the lies of these seducing spirits.
"Exercised" in the Greek text is # 1128, and "Gamnuzo, goom-ad-zo; to practice naked (in the games), train or exercise in the nude. from # 1131." While "covetous" practice in the Greek # 4142, deals with their shipping and merchandising used to make you captive to them. The last part of this verse "cursed" children come from # 2671 in the Greek [Katara] and means "to be cursed by". We know that that cursing of the Kenites came in the book of Genesis, when God cursed their father Cain after he murdered his righteous brother Abel.
Genesis 4:9 "And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"
The way of the Kenite, not only was Cain a murderer but a liar also, hiding the truth of his actions. Like father, like son to the many generations that follow.
Genesis 4:10 "And He said, "What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground."
Genesis 4:11 "And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;"
Genesis 4:12 "Behold, Thou has driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me."
So Peter has completely identified the people he is referring to in this verse when he is giving us this warning. He is talking about the Kenites, those that call themselves Jews, or Christians and have hidden themselves and mixed with the Jews, however they are not of Judah, Christ, or Israel, but "of their father of the house of Rechab." The offspring of Cain that came from Hemath, as recorded in I Chronicles 2:55, are the Kenites that took over the duties of the Leviticus scribes. The cursed children are the Kenites and they will lead you astray if you listen to the spiritually poisonous doctrine.
You take a person that is on an ego trip, and you have a candidate for a person that is primed and ready to be deceived by them. You should be able to tell by Peter's tone of voice that God does not appreciate His people mixing and listening to them at all.
II Peter 2:15 "Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteous-ness;"
Jesus Christ is the only Way, there is only one way and the Kenites and those that listen to their false doctrines have forsaken the right way. When you stick around them and their ways and doctrine, you get into their way. That was is the same way that Balaam the son of Bosor went when his preaching was turned into a ministry for money.
Balaam was a preacher and priest in his day, and the thing that motivated when and where he taught was the money that it would bring to him. Much the same ways that many ministries are handled today. Balaam knew the Word of God very well, for a man tried to hire him to curse the people of God. When this happened, Balaam told him, "I can't do anything but that God tells me to do it first." So God told Balaam that if the people call on you, you go ahead and go. Then that night Balaam gets a vision from some spirit, that somebody is calling for him. In the morning Balaam gets on his ass and heads out the gate to follow his vision. God didn't call him, nor did the people, but the thought of making money at that location drove him. God said that there would be a reward for you, if the people send for you and you go, however Balaam was going to take a little shortcut to God's ways, and make a buck in the mean while.
Are you starting to see what Peter is warning you of? Prosperity preachers are those one verse preachers that like to take their shortcuts from God's Word, that routes right through your mind and into your pocket book. Peter is warning you to look out for them. When you do whatever you do, you had better follow the instruction from His Word. When you give, it had better be for the right reason and to the destination that promotes God's Word, and not to the traditions of men, or to the doctrines of the Kenites and evil spirits, or you are supporting not God's but Satan's work.
Peter is warning you to pay attention to your giving, and to what is taught at that location. When Balaam mounted his ass, he is too stupid for God to get his attention, for his mind is already set on the money that he will make. So the angel of God, which is to say God himself, with His sword stands in the path. Though Balaam is too spiritually blind to see Him, the dumb ass can. The ass jumped to the side and smashed Balaam's leg against the wall, and Balaam let out a cursing of the ass, and he whipped the beast.
This happens three times that Balaam beats the ass for trying to avoid the sword of the angel fo God. Finally God opens the mouth of the ass, and Balaam's ass spoke to him. This story is given in Numbers 22 and 23. Lets go to Numbers 22:27:
Numbers 22:27 "And when the ass saw the Angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff."
Numbers 22:28 "And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, "What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?"
Sometimes God has to use things so far out of reason to get our attention, to bring our minds into focus and listen to Him, when our minds are completely closed. In Balaam's case, God had to open the mouth of a dumb ass and place words in that mouth, and still Balaam's mind didn't click as to what was going on around him.
Numbers 22:29 "And Balaam said unto the ass, "Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee."
It's pretty bad when you get to the point of arguing with an animal, and you don't even realize what is taking place. Money can completely blind you to the point that nothing else matters. Remember that Balaam's ministries were focused on preaching for money, and charging for the duties rendered as a priest.
Numbers 22:30 "And the ass said unto Balaam, "Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay."
At this time Balaam is so wrapped up in the things that are hindering his making of money, that he doesn't even understand that he is standing there and trying to reason with his ass. The dumb ass animal has more sense of reason then Balaam. The ass asked Balaam, "Have I not done from the day you first got me exactly as you have requested?" The ass reminded Balaam that he had been faithful in all times, and now the ass asks, "why do you beat me?
God then showed Himself to Balaam in person, and warned him that if he beats the animal again, I would have cut your head off.
Numbers 22:31 "Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way, and His sword drawn in His hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face."
The preaching for money was not the most serious sin committed here, but that he was not obeying God, and making short-cuts of God's instruction. This is the best way of separating yourself from the blessing of God, and if you ever wonder why things are not going right for you, you had better take a closer look at why you do what you do. Is the wisdom that you are obtaining going against what our Heavenly Father's Word is teaching us.
If the Word is taught properly the sheep will come to the pasture where the feeding is, and you won't have to worry about creating your schemes to draw people to your church. God is completely capable of taking care of His work, without taking a bunch of beggars to keep it going.
II Peter 2:16 "But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet."
It is God that rebuked Balaam for the iniquity that he had done. It is really a sad state of affairs when our Heavenly Father has to use a dumb animal to correct man. It grieved God that He had made man to start with, as we read of in Genesis 6. When you are in the country side, and no person is around, you can hear the frogs and the crickets singing their songs. Then when you start to meditate in prayer, a suddenly hush come over them and they become silent, as they sense the presence of the Spirit of God. It is a sad state of affairs when the animal world has grown more sensitive to the presence of God, then the educated of our generation.
God is very much alive, it is time to stop and correct our ways, and we do that by getting into His Word. You are important to God, and it is time to get away from those thing that belong to the traditions of men, and their love feasts.
II Peter 2:17 "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever."
"These" are the people that are drawn into the traditions of men, and make the love feast part of their lives. They are the ones that like to boastfully call themselves "the reverend", and cloak themselves in a cloak of deception. They are the "wells without water". The "well without water" is nothing but a hole in the ground. It is worthless, and if you don't watch out, you can stumble right into it. It is also a critical deception, for one that does not know that that well has no water in it, may depend on that well to receive water, and die of thirst when it is not there. Remember what Amos said in Amos 8:11, of this very thing.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Word of the Lord, and shall not find it."
There is an emptiness, a nothing, how many times have you attended a church service and walked away with no living water from God's Word that would stick with you and change your life. It was a well without water.
You have seen those puffy clouds that are so light that even the sun is not shielded by them. They have no rain in them and they are blown in whatever breeze of wind happens to sail in their direction. They give no life to anything, because there is no rain in them, they are empty clouds in the sky. In the Midwest we have electrical storms where the clouds look wicked, and the noise and lightning is great, but there is no life giving rain in them. They give the deception of being a tempest and storm as people run for cover, and the sheep are scattered, but they just blow over. They don't give nourishment to the pasture that will feed the sheep [which is our Father's Word].
God is not happy with those preachers and teachers that stand in their pulpits week after week and blow those empty clouds over the sheep, and the sheep sit in their pew thirsting for the truth. The judgment of God starts at the Church door, and at the pulpit. It is a serious time to be a preacher, when the trend in the seminaries today is to turn out empty holes in the ground. They are nothing but traps for people thirsting for the spiritual waters of God's Word to fall into. The false preachers and teachers are the first to be judged by our Lord Jesus Christ at His return.
It simply doesn't matter to you what anyone else thinks or teaches, for the only thing that matters to you and your soul is what you obtain in your mind from God's Word, and what you do with your understanding. The majority has been wrong since the beginning of time, and that is what a democracy is based on. This is why corrupt politicians stay in office, and the government breeds on itself, because those making the decisions have no idea of what they are doing. That is why Satan and his realm love to operate in the masses, because the masses love to be led like a herd of sheep. However the masses in this case are not led by the Shepherd, but by the wolf. Even in the night that Jesus was crucified, the champions had left the fold and scattered. Where were the multitudes that followed Christ through his ministry, and even His disciples. They were scattered like sheep.
My fellow Christian, the time is coming again, when all those sweet little sheep will scatter and leave the fold, only there will be a selected few called the elect that will not be scattered. They will not be scattered because they took the time to be sealed in their minds before that heavy empty cloud comes blowing over with its lightning cracking to the earth, and when the other sheep went running for cover, they stayed in the field and pastured until the true shepherd came for them. Jesus was alone on the cross, however this will not happen again, for God is calling forth a people that will stand with their gospel armor on and in place, ready to do spiritual battle when that spiritual warfare come.
Their wells are not empty, for their wells are overflowing with the living water that flows from our heavenly Father. The bread that they have to give is that of the body of Jesus Christ, and the instructions from within His Word, which is the bread of Life, which is the Truth.
II Peter 2:18 "For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error."
It is important that you understand what this word "vanity" means. Vanity means emptiness. At first sight it appears to be beautiful and great, but in the end there is nothing to them. It is the promises that are given that never come to pass, and the things of value that you collect, and at the garage sale you can't give them away.
"Those that were clean escaped from them", are those that had by faith accepted Jesus Christ and repented to the Father of their sins, in Jesus name. They are the ones that heard of the love of God, and believed the Word and were saved. Then they go to their church and their so-called pastor delivers them up to take part in some love feast, and are led off in error, into the traditions of men.
II Peter 2:19 "While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage."
"You're saved brother, You're saved sister!", they cry out; and all the time those preachers are nothing but the servants of corruption, the traditions of men. They take the lambs of Jesus fold, and toss them over to the wolves of Satan's camp, and in return they expect some reward for their corruption. It doesn't take long before their pastors train them, God's little lambs, to do all the things that God says that He hates, to roll those Easter eggs, and do all the other thing that were done at the feast of "Ishtar", and blank their minds completely from the Passover, the time when our Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross. The highlight for Easter today are the very things that God says he hates and we are to stay away from, and to most Christians today, the word "Passover" is completely foreign to them.
This is talking about Passover and the cross, for it is only through the cross and the shed blood of Christ that any soul is brought out of the bondage of sin. These new lambs of Christ become freed from the bondage of their sins by their faith in Jesus Christ, and their repentance to the Father in Jesus name for their forgiveness for their sins. When Christ went to the cross, He became the sacrificial Lamb, He became the blood sacrifice for one and all times. Paul told us this in I Corinthians 5:7; "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:"
There are two thing to remember in this verse, first is that the Passover that God told the Israelites to observe annually to remember what He had done for them in Egypt, by the shedding lambs blood, was replaced by a new lump which is unleavened. The old leaven or impurity that was in their teaching has now been replaced by another teaching that is free from sin and impurities. Remember that the bread is the body of Christ, which is the Word of God, and the unleavened bread is the pure Word of God that is not mixed with the traditions of men, or of false doctrines.
When the the blood of the lambs in Egypt were placed on the posts of the door, the death angel pasted over that home. When Christ died on the cross, His blood was shed so that anyone that believes on Christ, and places themselves under that blood, also receives the protection when Satan the death angel passes over them.
I Corinthians 5:8 "Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
"Leaven" is impurities and traditions that have crept in to change the Word of God into a lie. God's Word hasn't changed, but leaven of what men teach of God's Word has changed, and has caused the error. The feast that we are to keep at Passover is the taking of Communion, and it is to continue as long as you are in your flesh body, for at Christ's coming we shall all be changed into our incorruptible bodies for the Millennium age. We take the communion in the manner that Christ taught us to take in Matthew 26:26-28. Lets go to those passages.
Matthew 26:26 "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." "
Matthew 26:27 "And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye all of it;"
Matthew 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
This is what we call the "communion" and it is the feast of the Passover that we are commanded to take until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is also what stops when Antichrist comes to earth, for Daniel tells us in Daniel 9:27 that Satan will cause the daily oblation to cease, which is communion and our seeking of forgiveness from sin through repentance. Why, because most pro-claiming Christians will think Satan is Christ and already returned.
Matthew 26:29 "But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforeth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
Today people are taking heathenistic practices or leaven into their own midst in ignorance. It is your traditions and ignorance that will lead you to the false christ in this generation if you don't wake up. We are living in the generation of the fig tree. In other words, the traditions of men are straight from hell and the devil. If you desire to cover yourself with the traditions of men, and continue in their practices, then when Jesus Christ returns, He will tell you to get out of His sight for He never knew you. Part of those traditions are things like "once saved always saved", "We will fly away and meet him in the sky." The flying, "pie in the sky" theory can be dangerous to your soul. Are you being taught that the first christ to come is the false christ, and that he is coming to deceive the entire world? If you are not being taught that, you are studying leavened bread, teachings that have spiritual filth in it.
Are you being saved for a one night stand in Satan's bed, or are you saved by the blood of Christ? Do you even know the difference? Do you know there are going to be two wedding, two husbands, two fathers, two brides? Do you know which is which, and do you even care? You had better because you are living in a time when it does matter very much. It is your soul that is at stake, for what is in your mind will cause you to make the choice between which husband you chose, and what bride you become part of. When you follow man's traditions you are already in bondage and not to almighty God, but to Satan himself.
II Peter 2:20 "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning."
This is stating that these souls came to the knowledge of the saving power of God through Jesus Christ, and knew that He died on the cross and shed His blood for their sins, and in repentance they have been made righteous in the sight of God. If they have reached this point in their salvation, and then turn their backs on our Heavenly Father, and entangle themselves in the traditions of men, they will be worse off at the end. It would have been better of that they would have never heard of the Word of God, and the saving power and love of Jesus Christ, then to have tasted of it, and turn their backs to it.
Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 12:43; "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none."
Matthew 12:44 "Then he saith, 'I will return into my house from whence I came out;' and when he is come, he findeth it empty, and swept clean, and garnished."
Matthew 12:45 "then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter into and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation"
This is talking about the man in his flesh body that had a demon in it. Then when that man comes to accept the Lord Jesus Christ and is saved, his mind is swept clean of all those wicked things that were part of him before. If that person is not filled with the teachings of God's Word, but instead that saved person is just left alone to search for the truth him or herself, the wicked demons that return to that person will be far worse than the ones that were there before. When a person is saved a large void is made in his life, and it is the Christians responsibility to fill that void with the truths from God's Word. To arm that person with the armor of God that will allow them to stand when he is attacked by Satan's spiritual warfare.
If Christ is not instilled in the mind of the saved person, the evil spirits will hit them seven times stronger that at the first, and that person will be worse than the day that he was saved. You must fill every house with Christ, and their house is their mind.
Pay attention now. Always follow the Word of God and never follow a man, this man or any man. Follow the Word of God and our Heavenly Father's instruction to you. You can study with a man, and hear what he has to say, but check him out in the Word of God. Become skilled in God's Word and the tools that take you into the manuscripts, for God's Word is the discerner of your mind and the protector of your eternal happiness. It is your very soul that is at stake here.
II Peter 2:21 "For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them."
"The holy commandment delivered unto them" is the entire Word of God. It is the words written by Moses, David, Isaiah and Daniel in the Old Testament, and to the Disciples and Paul in the New Testament. It is the entire Word of God. Peter is warning by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God that it is better for the person to have never heard of the love of Jesus Christ and the Word of God, then to have become part of it, and then turn to the church systems and the traditions that they fill your life with, that go against the Word of God.
II Peter 2:22 "But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, "The dog is turned to his own vomit again"; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire."
When they turn away [But it is happened] from the truth once they have accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ, God is going to tell us exactly what they will do, and He will use the animal kingdom again in this illustration.
Once you see the true light of God's Word and have tasted of the love that our Father has for you, and then turn to those wells that are empty, to those traditions that side step the teachings of God's Word, it is going to be worse for you then at the beginning. God sees you not as the ass that warned Balaam, but as the dog that goes back to his own vomit, and makes a feast of that filth for himself. This is why at Jesus return, Jesus wants nothing to do with you, because you have tasted of His love and returned to that filth. When you see a dog gobbling up his own vomit, your physical reaction is to shut you eyes, and turn away.
Can you now start to see the reaction and emotion that Jesus is going to have for you, when you think no more of Him then to allow those peddlers of spiritual filth such as the rapture doctrine, to get close to you. The vomit is Satan, and the going to the vomit is the being drawn to Satan through those false teaching and traditions of men. You may feel close to God, but don't expect God to feel close to you, not after that stench of Satan's vomit flows from your mouth, when you participate in acts such as the traditions of men..
Do not be biblically illiterate, for God in 2 Peter chapter 2, is letting us see into some His inner emotions, to understand why He will reject many at His return. He is letting us know exactly how he feels about false teachers and preachers, and He has absolutely no patience with them. He finds them as disgusting as a dog eating its own vomit, and so will He find you when you when you follow them.
The alternative to this is to study God's Word to get all of our counsel and direction. Then we don't have to rely on what any man says. When we do hear the words of man, check them out in the Word, and get use to using the tools of understanding it. Take the words back into their original meanings, by the use of the Hebrew and Chaldee dictionary for the Old Testament, and Greek for the New Testament, and make God's Word part of your very thinking. Guard your mind, and arm it with the armor from the Word of God for the spiritual battle is coming in our generation, and the battle field that this war is fought on is in your mind. The weapons used are words and verses that come right out of our Bible, only they are twisted into evil spiritual lies that only the armor of God's Word can put aside.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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