DECEPTION...DESTRUCTION......DETERMINATION...Today resembles 2000 years ago in a lot of ways. In
2 Thessalonians 2 the Apostle talked about religious leaders of that day trying to lead Christians astray by DECEPTIVE teachings. They were saying Jesus had already returned and these Christians had missed the flight to heaven. The Satanic relatives of those false teachers are still with us today spreading their lies and deceiving people. Be careful of false and unbiblical teachers. Stick with the Word of God. Paul also said a day of DESTRUCTION is coming on earth and he describes it in detail in 2 Thessalonians 2. Be sure and read verses 1-12. You do not want to experience these events on earth. Plan to bypass these events by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior now. If you have already done that then thank God you will not be on earth during this time of tribulation and destruction. Because of the spiritual deception that abounds in every generation and because of the ultimate destruction God is going to bring on the world Paul offers the following words of advice and encouragement that is applicable to every generation. “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word,” (2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 NIV). By standing firm on God’s Word we will not be deceived by Satan’s workers of deception. By standing firm on God’s Word we will realize we are bound for blessing not destruction. By DETERMINATION and God’s strength we will stand fast for Jesus in this world and bear His testimony in word and deed. Let us all strive to finish this life well for the glory of Jesus in spite of Satan’s false prophets that abound today.