(Matthew26:21-22 RSV). Our Lord says, in Matthew 24:15: "So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) [this last phrase was added by Matthew], then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; let him who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle. That is why Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth," (Matthew 5:13a RSV). In a viral video clip, the man who was interviewed by Pachopisa TV said he was the creator of heaven and earth just like God. With his beard and flowing robes, the man, whose real names is Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop, looks the part. The second important thing to note in these introductory verses is that Paul describes the condition of these Thessalonian believers as one of deep agitation and disturbance. We do not make any progress in this area. We have been following their efforts for some years, and find that they are totally frustrated. They have gone along with the outward appearances of Christianity, but they have never surrendered their inner will to the Lord. Man, 38, who claims to be a 'witch' is charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Georgia mother Leila Cavett, 21, whose two-year-old son was found alone in a Florida parking lot Proclaims himself as the "Appointed Son of the God" not direct to the point as the "Begotten Son of the God" in 1985. People can still open their eyes, and yet believe the truth. ... and channels his unused sexual energy to internal communication with God. (Revelation 19:20-21 RSV). (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 RSV). Does he run your affairs? Believers are the salt that preserves this world from decay and corruption. Everyone agrees that this phrase refers to what we call the rapture of the church, described in these words in First Thessalonians 4: For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, ... And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17a RSV). I thought to myself, "Oh! They thought the rapture had occurred and they had somehow missed it and now the Day of the Lord had arrived. Another video shows a member of Makuta’s churches praying to him and referring to the man as god and creator. The answer is that Paul was not sure that all of them had truly become Christians. It was sweaty palms and white knuckles all the way! If the passage is read that way it looks as though the church will go through the tribulation. It is currently the home of the television presenter Va… Now why would a pretribulational Christian think that? If we ask how did they know, the answer, of course, is that Paul had probably told them when he was with them. That is a much debated and controversial question. The Spirit-indwelt church is the restraining force! That clearly agrees with what the apostle says here. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me,” Vissarion told the Guardian in 2002 . Last updated on February 27th, 2019 at 04:58 pm. When our Lord said to the disciples in the Upper Room, "One of you will betray me," every one of them responded, "Lord, is it I?" They claim to show God's hand at work, but they are either psychologically or demonically inspired. But remember that, in Verse 7, Paul says "the mystery of lawlessness is already at work." We come to a passage now where we must confront the question of whether the church will go through the great tribulation. NEWS ALERT: Authorities Execute Man Who Claimed To Be God In a rare display of political and judicial cooperation between leaders of the occupying Roman Empire and the conquered land of Israel, authorities in Jerusalem today condemned, flogged and crucified a carpenter-turned-itinerant preacher who claimed to be the Messiah. Even secular prophets are puzzled by it. They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! Raised in a religious culture of many gods, Ravi Zacharias writes of Jesus Christ as fully man and fully God. They were scared out of their wits and turned white with fear. First, Jesus claimed to be the unique Son of God. Zimbabwean man claims to be God, he believes he created 'heaven and earth' The 27-year-old who is the founder of Umuzi ka Nkulunkulu church in Pumula South, told his followers to call him God because the Holy Spirit descended on him and declared him God. iHarare - iHarare is Zimbabwe's Loudest Internet Newspaper! Although, there is still NO actual claim of his being the Jewish Messiah, but rather as stated, The God. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. Linked with this is a word that can only be translated "disturbed." Why is it that Jews today are unable to build a temple upon Mt. A temple will one day be built on the spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands and that is the place where the Man of lawlessness will take his seat and proclaim himself to be God. Paul introduces the chapter with these words: Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. He is relating the coming, the parousia, of the Lord Jesus to what he calls "our assembling to meet him." Notice that Paul does not say to them, "Now don't worry. 2:3-4 We are still wrestling with the problem just as people wrestled with it five thousand years before Christ. What Paul is saying, then, is that the unmistakable sign that the Day of the Lord has begun is that the "Man of lawlessness" (or, as the King James Version renders it, "the Man of sin"), has been revealed, and the great worldwide apostasy that he will lead has started. According to the apostle, the Day of the Lord cannot come until the Man of lawlessness is revealed. We have already listed a number of these -- drugs, alcohol, perverted forms of sexuality, gambling, adulterous affairs, etc. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be." © 2021 - iHarare News. Those who saw and wrote about Jesus called him the Creator of the universe. In one video shared widely online, his followers are seen laying out clothes on the road for him to walk on. You can run your own life. His claims were not made from a selfish motivation, but rather every claim helps us to know who He is and how He meets the deepest needs of our hearts. by Ray C. Stedman. We cover the latest in Zimbabwean and neighbouring South Africa. That is his promise. Man Claims To Be God, Punches Police Officer Aeron Kip - October 12th 2017. In the wilderness of Siberia over 5,000 people have flocked to a group of small towns named Petropavlovka to meet with Vissarion, a.k.a. But I am the living word of God the father. There is a force that is restraining it. These letters clearly show that the Thessalonians were going through a time of great persecution under the Roman authorities. You can do whatever you want." They knew enough about the Bible to know that they were headed for a terrible time of trouble. 6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. Really! They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. As Paul says in Ephesians, "we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and wicked spirits in high places, the rulers of the darkness of this world," (Ephesians 6:12 KJV). Perhaps, as Paul himself suggests, a letter purportedly written by him was read saying that the day of the Lord's wrath had arrived. I no longer have the same desires now that the Lord has come into my life." The fact that Paul does not say this is made much of by the post-tribulationists. The lie that has been propagated from the very beginning; the lie that was found in the Garden of Eden and has been in the world ever since. Third, Satan employs various forms of deceptive evil; things that offer what seems good but which are ultimately destructive. 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. Moses says that God identified him as the Messiah during a dream in 1992. These verses describe the way evil works in our world today; it will be made world-wide in that day. This Man Claims He Is Jesus Christ Reincarnated. The reference here, therefore, is but a footnote to what he had already taught them. (The same word is translated "alarmed" in the RSV of Mark 13:7) They were not excited and jazzed about the coming of the Lord. The apostle is uncertain of what caused this agitation. He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. The Scriptures are at times hard to understand concerning these issues; that is why there are differences of opinion among believers regarding them. Let me point out something interesting here. Jesus claims that in … He claims to forgive sins. First, if he claims to be God and yet in fact is not, he has to be a madman or a lunatic. 2 Thes. There are two very important matters here which I want to deal with briefly: First, note that the apostle clearly states what he wants to talk about. For permission to use this content, please review MORE STORIES; Man who claims to be God and the 'head of the KKK' charged with murdering his father just months after moving home. Along with David Koresh, Jim Jones was possibly the most notoriously crazy person to claim to be God. The 56-year-old claims to be the Second Coming of … Have you surrendered your life to Christ? Then it dawned upon them that the rapture had occurred, the true church had disappeared, and they were left behind. For years I have been trying to get across to Christians what tremendous power they could exercise in the world today, if only they knew who they were. Website © 2021 by Ray Stedman Ministries. What is it about our race that makes it so difficult to correct the conditions that destroy it? But even if he had not I feel they would have known. I am nothing.” “ I am God ” is not a claim of great pretension, it is a claim of extreme humility. That is what this phrase, "his appearing and his coming" actually says. abraham Abraham Muchesa ananias Ananias … I believe that, even today, I could ask any young Christian the question, "Since Christ has come into your life, have you found anything that restrains evil in you?" What that answer conveys is that the Holy Spirit has come in, and, thus, God himself dwells within him. Do you love him and follow him? Third, if he is neither of these, he must be God.You can only choose one of the three possibilities. Open that door to him now for he is prepared to save you from the wrath to come. Help me to follow you and walk in the ways of righteousness." Watch the video below as he narrates on how he became the creator personified! At the time Moses was working as a jewelry salesman. Just as God would not destroy the earth until Noah and his family had entered the ark (a picture of being "with Christ"); and just as God would not rain judgment on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, despite their terrible evil, until Lot and his family had first been removed; so God will not begin the last terrible judgment upon this earth until the church has been removed. Now let us get this clear. This man takes his place in the temple as a desolating sacrilege. Read More. Some of us here are closely associated with a number of Jews in Jerusalem who have committed themselves with all their lives and possessions to rebuilding the temple. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 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