2 Thessalonians 2:5-Paul Is Reassuring The Church That They Are Not Left Behind

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5 Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you.

Paul is reminding the church in Thessalonica of the teachings that he taught them while with them. He was reassuring them that they were not left behind because of the falling away (apostasy of false believers) and the Antichrist hasn’t arrived on the scene yet which precedes the Lord’s coming. 

Side Note: I’m not saying that Christians will go through the Tribulation. I do not believe that according to the Scriptures. Once the great apostasy comes and the man of lawlessness appears into the world stage, Jesus raptures up the church before the start of the Great Tribulation. 

Let’s praise the Lord with our hearts lifted up to heaven

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Psalms 34:3

Magnify the Lord with me. Let us praise his name together.

Lord, may You alone be glorified because of Your faithful love towards those who love You and for dying in our place. Jesus, how great and awesome are Your deeds O Lord, Your knowledge and wisdom are beyond our understanding…for You O Lord created the heavens and the earth with Your Word. Who can get in Your way or thwart your sovereign decrees…no one, for You are mighty in power and You accomplish Your will because You alone are the Almighty God. You are full of light and righteousness and there is no darkness in You but love, mercy, and compassion are found in You.

Those in trouble who cry out to You by seeking Your face will be found by You, for You Lord Jesus will rescue them from sinking into the miry depths of their troubles. You, Lord Jesus, deserve all worship and no other because You alone are God and the others are so-called gods but really not gods at all but man-made gods that can’t hear, speak, see and walk because they are nothing. But, You O Lord are the true living God, not only the angels in heaven but those on earth who are Yours Lord will praise Your Name because Your Name is Wonderful. Thank You, Lord, as we praise You today, for we know that You will never abandon us because You are a great, faithful and awesome God. Jesus we love and honor You by doing Your will because You created us, sustain us and saved us…in Jesus’ name I say these things Amen.

Regardless of what we are going through we must hold on to His promises so that even in our troubles and tribulations Jesus may be praised and glorified so that our faith may be strengthened and grow so that His will may be accomplished in our lives.

In Matthew 13:24-30 (Updated), Jesus Reveals The Real Danger Of Weeds. It Can Be Deadly.

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Matthew 13:24-30

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” ESV

Jesus’ explanation

Matthew 13:36-42

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ESV

The word choice for “weed” does not convey the true meaning of the Greek word Zizanion which refers to a darnel [Lolium temulentum]. A darnel looks exactly like wheat until the ears of grain come out. The darnel [weed] is called false wheat. 

When both wheat and darnel mature, the wheat gets a brown color and the darnel a black color exposing the false wheat [darnel]. The darnel gets infected with a fungus which makes it poisonous and if consumed fatal. After eating it, it will produce in a person a state of drunkenness. 

Jesus was trying to convey that a false Christian is NOT from God but is planted by a demon who will spew out fatal doctrine if believed. Signs to look for, from a potential disaster to your spiritual walk.

  1. Acquires a new revelation through another spirit [demonic in nature] about the person of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Redefining God’s character and masculinity [He & Him], making the trinity or part of the trinity female 
  2. Claiming to have an insight on a salvific passage that goes against the text by reinterpreting it [Eisegesis]
  3. Adding to their understanding of the Bible through extra-biblical sources that deviate from sound doctrine
  4. Denying any of the core doctrines of Scripture
  5. Declaring that they alone have the true meaning on how to go to heaven apart from faith in Jesus Christ

ANY person who claims to be a follower of Jesus and believes any of the 5 points mentioned above, has been planted by a demon to destroy your soul.

Jesus’ illustration of the weeds [darnel] was to show how deadly a false convert can be. Keep your guard up.


Updated from my original study on the Weeds of Matthew 13:24-30, after coming across the word darnel [weed].

The original post can be found here: Weed out the Weeds before they choke the Truth from your heart