A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold is as pictures of silver.(Prov.25:11) It is so important to speak the right words to people at the right time to produce the right results. When you think of apples of gold in pictures of silver, then you are thinking of wealth and excellence. When we speak wisdom into the lives of others we are making them wealthy. Therefore we must seek God for He is the source of all wisdom and He will give us just the right words needed at the right time.
#But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. II Thessalonians 2:13
The Greek word for salvation is Soteria which means deliverance or to save. Feminine of a derivative of Soter as (properly, abstract) a noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally) II Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This is why Paul mandated that this epistle be read to all the brethren so that they could be saved from the wrath to come. That is why Paul labored night and day to preach the gospel so others could obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. For we are not only saved in this life but for all eternity that in the ages to come we may see the exceeding riches of His glory for us in the Church.
#That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:12 The Greek word for damned is Krino which means to judge or decide properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to try and condemn before a judge. And God Almighty will condemn all those who refused to repent of their sins, by accepting the truth. Instead, they had pleasure in unrighteousness. Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. There are some gray areas in the law, and God does not condemn us for esteeming one day over or above another. The scripture is clearly talking about willfully breaking the commandments of God. Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. This is why they will be damned because rather than repenting of these sins, they had pleasure in them, so God gave them up for a reprobate mind to do evil and perish for so doing. Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.
#And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. II Thessalonians 2:11
The Greek word for delusion is Plane meaning wandering or error. From the feminine of Planos (as abstractly) objectively, and subjectively, a straying from orthodoxy or piety. to deceive with deceit. II Peter 3:17 Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. This is what Paul is saying also because all those who will believe the lie of the Antichrist will do so because God will send strong delusion or straying from orthodoxy, that it will be easy for them to believe a lie. We also must beware lest we fall from our own steadfastness, and fall victim to the lies of the wicked. My mother always told me you can tell a liar because if they tell one lie, they will have to tell another one to cover up the previous lie. So listen carefully to people so you will know when they are lying to you so that you will not be deceived.
#And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. II Thessalonians 2:10
The Greek word for deceivableness is Apate which means deceit from Apatao for delusion. This Antichrist will delude those from being saved because they refused to receive the love of the truth. So God will give them strong delusion such that they will believe the lie of the Antichrist and receive the mark of the beast 666. All those who receive this mark will not be saved because they will be doomed to the Lake of Fire where the Antichrist and the false prophet will spend eternity because of deceiving the whole world into receiving this mark of the beast. So you say you will not take it? Well, in order to buy or sell you will have to have this mark of the beast. The world is slowly moving to a cashless society which will pave the way for the mark of the beast with this digital cryptocurrency. So Christians will not be here on earth when the Antichrist is in power. So if you want to escape this awful time receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Personal Lord and Savior and then you will receive the Seal of the Holy Spirit guaranteeing your eternal security.
#Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, II Thessalonians 2:9
The Greek word for Satan is Satanas which means the adversary, the devil. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to Mabad ( with the definite affix); the accuser, i.e.The devil. This Antichrist will come after the manner of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. The Greek word for lying wonders is Teras which means marvel. Of uncertain affinity; a prodigy or omen. So he will not be omnipotent, for only Almighty God is that, but he will be more powerful than any man and full of deceit and lies since he is the father of lies. Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand and he shall magnify himself in his heart and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken without hand. All the Lord Jesus will have to do is say drop dead devil and the Antichrist will be destroyed. Until then craft and evil shall prosper. No wonder hacking is so profitable and so many are doing it stealing millions of dollars from unsuspecting people. Beware as President Reagan said trust, but verify. Make sure you know who you are dealing with in business.
#And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: II Thessalonians 2:8
The Greek word for wicked is Anomos which means lawless, or without law. From an (as a negative particle) and Nomos; lawless, i.e. (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law (by implication, a Gentile) or (positively) wicked a transgressor and unlawful. Departing from the law, a violator of the law. So this Antichrist shall be a Gentile not subject to the Jewish law a transgressor and by the time he is revealed he will deceive many who did not receive the love of the truth. Then he will be destroyed by the Lord Jesus in the spirit of His mouth at the brightness of His coming. Revelations 19:15,16 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations and He shall rule them with a rod of iron and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name is written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
#For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He is taken out of the way II Thessalonians 2:7
The Greek word for iniquity is Anomia which means lawlessness. From Anomoa; illegality, i.e. Violation of law (genitive case) wickedness, and unrighteousness. Paul is telling us that lawlessness will mysteriously get worse, but the Holy Spirit will let it go until He is taken out of the way. Then it will be total lawlessness on the earth. This Artificial Intelligence is a mystery that it can be used for good and evil at the same time. We thank God for the work of the Holy Spirit here on the earth as He is protecting us from the totality of the wickedness of all these evil devices in the world. So if you are talking to a computer In AI then beware of some of the harmful effects that can happen. Read your Bible more and pray to God the Father, through Jesus Christ our Mediator to help us overcome the loneliness of living in this world with the mystery of wickedness going on. Then you can expect deliverance from all of this evil around us. Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. There is therefore no condemnation for those who walk in the Spirit and not in the Flesh. God will not remember our former sins, for they are all covered by the Blood of Jesus. He hides them in the depths of the ocean and no fishing is allowed.
#And now ye know what withholdeth that He might be revealed in his time. II Thessalonians 2:6
The Greek word for withholdeth is Katecho which means to hold fast or hold back. From Kata; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively), to possess, retain, seize on, and take hold of. This is the power of the Holy Spirit as He is holding down the Antichrist from coming until the fullness of time by God the Father. We can thank God that the Holy Spirit is doing that so that we can complete the work of getting the gospel to the ends of the earth. It is possible that the Antichrist is in the world today, but the Holy Spirit will not let him be revealed until the translation of the Church. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
#Remember ye not, that when I was with you, I told you these things? II Thessalonians 2:5
The Greek word for remember is Mnemoneuo which means to call to mind, or to make mention of from a derivative of Mneme; to exercise memory, i.e. recollect; by implication, rehearse. Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife. Jesus told us this to cause us to remember that Lot's wife failed to remember what the angels told them not to look back, and she then turned into a pillow of salt. So Paul tells the Thessalonians to remember what he told them about the day the Lord shall come as a thief in the night. Jesus told us to be ye also ready for in such a time as we would think not the Son of Man will come.
#Who opposeth and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. II Thessalonians 2:4
The Greek word for opposeth is Antikeimai which means to lie opposite, i.e. Be adverse (figuratively, repugnant) to be an adversary see Sophocles' Lexicon. Paul is telling us that this Antichrist will be like Cain who opposed God yet he will exalt himself in the temple deceiving others that he is a god. Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core. This is what will happen to the Antichrist who will perish in the brightness of the coming of the Lord Jesus. Do not receive the mark of the Beast 666 is the number of men and all that receive this number will perish in the Lake of Fire. Christians hate this number and it is the sign of Satan and we that love the Lord Jesus Christ will worship only the Lord Jesus and will be saved from these pernicious ways of the Antichrist.