Please consider the following passage carefully:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
As it is Written:
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1. We know that scripture describes only three things to be truth:
YHWH’S Word is Truth (John 17:17).
YHWH’S LAW is Truth (Psalm 119:142; Psalm 119:151; Psalm 119:160).
YHWH’S Messiah is Truth (John 14:6).
2. We know according to 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; that if people persist in rejecting the truth, that Yahweh Himself will send a strong spirit of delusion upon them. Yahweh Himself will turn them over to believing a LIE if they persist in rejecting the truth. Please look at the above passage again. Please consider this serious implications.
3. Since we know that the Torah is the truth: YHWH’S LAW is Truth (Psalm 119:142; Psalm 119:151; Psalm 119:160); the implication is staggering. Think about it. According to 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; those who persist in rejecting the Torah are in danger of being turned over by YHWH to a spirit of delusion which will cause them to accept the Antichrist when he comes; because they rejected the truth, and took pleasure in unrighteousness; (which by biblical definition is breaking Torah; that is what unrighteousness means).
4. This is WHY I feel so earnestly COMPELLED to strongly invite as many people as I can to come into believing the WHOLE Testament of scripture including obeying Torah, wherever possible; because the alternative is dangerously tragic. I don’t want people that I dearly love, to be turned over to a spirit of delusion where they will believe the lie, and accept the Antichrist, because they were wrongly taught to despise and reject the Torah of YHWH in the name of grace. The evidence is further compelling when one remembers the words of Messiah in Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 13:41-42; Matthew 24:12-13.
My love and earnest concern for the brethren compels me to teach that we should practice keeping the Torah wherever possible, to prevent lawlessness, and the strong delusion and destruction that is to come.
The issue my dear friends is NOT that I have lost faith in the New Testament. The issue is that I BELIEVE the New Testament exceedingly well. Even according to Paul in The, “New Testament,” rejecting the truth; (rejecting the written Torah), is ANYTHING BUT SAFE!
I believe that the words and the meaning of 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 are TRUE. Will you as a Christian truly believe the words of the, “New Testament, or will you not?”
Let they who are wise and discerning understand and take heed of these words.
Brother R Michel Lankford