From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will not be soon shaken in mind or be troubled…
. 2Thessalonians 2:1-8a. Amplified. But relative to the coming of our Lord Jesus Messiah and our gathering together to meet Him, we beg you, brethren, not to allow your minds to be quickly unsettled or disturbed or kept excited or alarmed, whether it be by some pretended revelation of the Spirit or by word or by letter alleged to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has already arrived and is here.
. Let no one deceive you or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first (unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come), and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (perdition), Daniel 7:25; 8:25; 1Timothy 4:1. who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or is worshiped, even to his actually taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is god. Ezekiel 28:2; Daniel 11:36,37.
. Do you not recollect that when I was still with you, I told you these things?
. And now you know what is restraining him from being revealed at this time; it is so that he may be manifested (revealed) in his own appointed time.
. For the MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) (the KJV says: the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY) is already at work in the world, but it is restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.
. And THEN the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed….
. INIQUITY. Strongs Concordance #458 from 459. NT. anomia. illegality, i.e. violation of law or gen. WICKEDNESS-INIQUITY, x transgress (ion of) the law, unrighteousness. 459. anomos. from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3551; LAWLESS, i.e. (neg.) not subject to the Jewish law; by impl. a GENTILE, or (pos.) WICKED, without law (LAWLESS) transgressor, unlawful, WICKED. 460. anomos from 459. LAWLESSLY. i.e. (spec.) not amenable to the Jewish law:-without law. 3551. nomos. nemo. (to parcel out, espec. food or grazing to animals) law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), gen. (regulation), spec. (of Moses (incl. the volume); also of the Gospel), or fig. a principle; law.
. remember that we have seen through these posts that ‘law’ means teaching. Torah. the Word of God. OT (Moses) and NT (the Gospel)
. 1John 3:4. Amplified. Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness: for that is what sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violation of God’s law by transgression or neglect-being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will.
. 1John 3:4. KJV. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin IS the transgression of the law (Torah, teaching).
. iniquity, lawlessness, sin, is refusing to hear and do the Word of God. refusing to hear and do the teaching of God.
. MYSTERY. Strongs Concordance #3466 NT. MUSTERION. (TO SHUT THE MOUTH;) A SECRET or “MYSTERY” (THROUGH THE IDEA OF SILENCE IMPOSED BY INITIATION INTO RELIG. RITES); MYSTERY.
. I don’t want to talk about this. I don’t know much about this. I don’t want to know much about this. but what I do know is that these secret societies are a ‘priesthood’. we will soon see that they are one same counterfeit priesthood.
. all of these ‘priesthoods’, these ‘mystery priests’, initiated into these secret societies by religious rites, and sworn to secrecy, will come together, because their root is the same.
. The Catholic Church. The Apostate Church. The Mormon Church. The Masonic Lodge. Islam. I’m sure there are more than these.
. the ‘one world church’ is already in place. just not revealed yet.
. the antichrist is already in place. just not revealed yet.
. Zechariah 5:5-11. KJV and Amplified. Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. This, he continued, is the symbol of the sinners mentioned above and is the resemblance of their INIQUITY throughout the whole land. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This is WICKEDNESS. LAWLESSNESS. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar (BABYLON): and it shall be ESTABLISHED, and set THERE upon her own base.
. Revelation 17:3,4,5,6,7,9. KJV and Amplified. …so he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman. sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. and the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead there was inscribed a name written, (with a SECRET symbolic meaning): MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, The mother of harlots (prostitutes and idolatresses) and abominations of the earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her , I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the MYSTERY (the SECRET symbolic meaning of the) MYSTERY of the woman….here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. Revelation 14:8. Babylon.
. natural Babylon, Islam. spiritual Babylon, Rome.
. Come out of her my people, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.