The Word: Episode 0287 1 Thess 5:16-22

“Be Not Frightened”

November 21, 2017

“Be Not Frightened”

Blessings folk!

The disciples asked Jesus some questions…

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”


Jesus began to answer…

Mar 13:5
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.


Jesus continues with the answer…

Mar 13:7
“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened;
those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

The other gospels…


Mat 24:6
“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.

Luk 21:9
“When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified;
for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”

Jesus told them, and us, that we will hear of wars, rumors of wars and disturbance.
Jesus tells us that these things must take place.

Must take place?
Why?

We are not told.
Perhaps…

  • To fulfill prophecy
  • To reveal the true
  • To uncover the false
  • ?


Jesus tells us that when such occurs it is not yet the end.

Jesus tells us what to do.
“See that you are not frightened…”

Again, role…responsibility…decision.

We are to see to it that we are not mislead by false Christ.
We are to see to it that we are not frightened, though we hear of wars, etc.

Therefore, see to it.

One must be saved to do so.
One must know the Word.
One must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
One must abide in the Lord.

Selah!


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The Word: Episode 0286 2 Thess 1:1-5

“See to It…Not Mislead”

November 20, 2017

“See to It…Not Mislead”

Blessings folk!

The disciples questioned Jesus…

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”

Jesus began to answer…

Mar 13:5
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.


We have examined these Scriptures several times in the past, but they bear constant review.

The first thing that Jesus tells them is to “see to it that no one misleads you”.
“See to it”.
They/we have a role and responsibility to see that we are not misled.

We can not just say “we did not know”.
We can not place blame upon others.
It is our role.
We are to “see to it”.

Misleading.
Deception.
Lies.

Such are rampant within the “professing” church today.

But, is that what the Lord is referring to?

The next verse explains…

Mar 13:6
“Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many.

There will be many that will come “in His name” and declare that “I am he”.
Yes, false messiahs is the main teaching in view.

But, I think there may be more.

I think it also reveals that there will those who come “in My name”…they declare the name of the Lord…they believe that HE is “I AM”…yet they mislead many.

They are ministers of false righteousness.

Matthew confirms…

Mat 24:4-5

And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.

“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.

Luke gives more insight…


Luk 21:8
And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying,
‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not go after them.

These false messiahs, false prophets, false teachers, false believers will declare “the time is near”.

Jesus said “do not go after them.”

Seek the Lord.
Know His Word.
Be filled with the Spirit.
Then, you will be able to “see to it that you are not misled.”

Otherwise, you will be misled…and likely already are…

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The Word: Episode 0285 1 Cor 16:15-24

“Happenings and Signs”

November 19, 2017

“Happenings and Signs”

Blessings folk!

Again, one of my favorite portions of Scripture.

We saw how the disciples had pointed out the Temple complex to Jesus.

Apparently, they traveled to the Mount of Olives.

Read what happened next…

Mar 13:1-4

As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him,
“Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”

And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”

As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple,
Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”

Other gospel accounts…

Mat 24:1-3

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying,
“Tell us, when will these things happen,
and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

Luk 21:5-7

And while some were talking about the temple,
that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,

“As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.”


They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen?
And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

The disciples had been listening.
Listening to all Jesus said.

The disciples had been thinking.
Thinking about what Jesus said.

The disciples did not understand all.
So, several asked.

It seems that Jesus continued to talk to them about some things after they left the Temple and journeyed to the Mount of Olives.

We do not know exactly what He said.
But, we do know the follow-up questions.
“When will these things happen?”
“What will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus was speaking of His departure and return.

There are things to happen before the Lord returns.
That destroys the so-called “doctrine of imminency” taught by many.

There will be a sign of His coming.
Another dagger in the “doctrine of imminency”.

There will be things to happen - the Word tells of some.
There will be a sign - the Word tells us what it is.

So, if you have heard/learned that “the Lord could come at any moment”, then you have encountered error not based upon the Word of God.

Learn what the Word says.
Not what man says the Word says.


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The Word: Episode 0284 1 Cor 11:18-34

“Torn Down”

November 18, 2017

“Torn Down”

Blessings folk!

We continue through the gospel of Mark.

This upcoming passage, and parallel passages, gives us much insight into what was occurring with Jesus and what is yet to come…then and in our lives.

Give close attention…

Mar 13:1-2

As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him,
“Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”

And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings?
Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”

Read Matthew’s account…

Mat 24:1-2

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away
when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things?
Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

We see that the disciples are enamored with the Temple buildings.
“Ain’t they purty?” (My translation)

I believe they were pointing out the buildings for two reasons.

  1. They were magnificent…ongoing construction over decades and centuries.
  2. They were attempting to “lighten” the moment they had just encountered. In Matthew 23 we see Jesus calling the Scribes and Pharisees “hypocrites”…repeatedly. It was an intense confrontation.

Yet, Jesus was having nothing to do with it.

He told them point-blank that not a stone would left upon another.
It would be torn down.

Do not focus upon the man-made edifices of “the kingdom” of man.
Do not be distracted by such.
Definitely do not think that the buildings, organization, etc. are the Kingdom.

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The Word: Episode 0283 1 Cor 7:1-7

“Out Of Her Poverty”

November 17, 2017

“Out Of Her Poverty”

Blessings folk!

Jesus warned about the Religionists.

Jesus did not stop there.

Mar 12:41-44

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.

Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them,
“Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury;

for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty,
put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”

Jesus was sitting opposite of the treasury (in the Temple area) observing.

He does observe how we use the resources with which He blesses.

Jesus called the disciples to attention.
He wanted them to see something.

The rich put in large sums.
They gave from their surplus.

A poor widow put in two small copper coins…worth a cent.
Out of her poverty she gave all she owned.
She gave all she had to live on.
She trusted in the Lord for provision.
The rich trusted in themselves.

The western church today is confused about “giving”.
We do not give as the Word instructs.
(We have covered this many times before.)

We should give as the widow did.
As the Lord instructs.
As each determines in his own heart.
Joyously.
Proportionally.
Without compulsion,


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