Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Word Wednesday by KM Wilsher

Lines from the second letter to those in Thessalonica

++No crossword puzzles, vocabulary or word games, I don't have the mind to come up with those. On Word Wednesday I want to talk about what we are reading in the bible this week. It’s not a Bible study, sermon or deep devotional, just a place to reflect on a verse or passage that may have touched us this week.++
3Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.

4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

These verses just popped out at me this week in my daily reading. Crazy! Sounds like something from Stephen King’s THE STAND or something. At first I wanted to delve into it and run around and ask, “Does anyone know the meaning of this?” I calmed pretty quickly. Probably the Spirit of Jesus. Good thing these verses precede it.

1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.

What are you reading this week?


Billy Coffey said...

I've been reading Acts since Easter, which is something I've never done (not reading Acts, just reading it after Easter). It's amazing how these men and women were transformed after Christ's ascension. From fearful to fearless.

That's what I want to be.

gzusfreek said...

Me too, Billy! Your comment was so funny - not Acts, but after Easter - smile

I want to be fearless too!

If He is for us. . .

Kat Harris said...

It's verses like this that really do make me question whether my faith is strong enough to recognize Jesus when he comes.

Does that make sense? I hope so. I pray everyday for the wisdom to discern the difference between what I want and what God wants, and many times I find myself following my own desires instead of His. It's then that I think . . .my eyes will never be open to the true Messiah when he comes again.


gzusfreek said...

Man, Kat, thanks for sharing that. I too have those questions. Sometimes it shakes me to the core. I think that is why these verses shot out at me like they did. Anyway, thanks for sharing:)

Brandon said...

I just started Hebrews this week. The first chapter certainly declares Christs deity! I like to go there when Jehovah's Witnesses stop by :)

gzusfreek said...

Mmmm. I'll have to reread that BB!
Thanks for your comments :)