Pamphlet 2000 Hebrews kc 25-3
Hold fast to the truth of God's Word and stay the course and do not wander off after the traditions of men and their seducing spirits (doctrines).
In these few words (Hebrews 13:22 ... for I have written a letter unto you in few words.) Paul is speaking to those who "serve God acceptably" concerning the precious (honourable) spiritual marriage to Christ and remaining chaste (pure, undefiled) while awaiting the true Bridegroom, warning us about those who become harlots and sell out their inheritance by jumping in bed with the false messiah and "defiling" themselves by becoming spiritually impregnated by the flood of lies spewed forth by the false bridegroom.Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Note: The word "whoremonger" in verse 4 is the Greek word "pornos" which if you recall in our last study was the same word used of Esau "prostituting" himself by selling out his birthright. That is the subject here!
Jesus Christ Himself gave warning concerning being "defiled" in Matthew 24 where He gives the signs and warnings concerning the events leading up to His return, the same timeframe Paul gave us in Heb. 12:27-28. Matthew 24:19 "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" Christ wasn't talking about becoming physically impregnated by your own spouse, which is a blessing indeed, but rather of being spiritually seduced and impregnated by the other Jesus who is preached in the Beth-avens, the instead-of-Jesus, the false messiah, i.e. Satan.
Paul uses a few more words to explain all this in his second letter to the Corinthians.
You make sure in your "entertaining" that you do the same and espouse others to only one husband, to the true Messiah and not the false one. You hold fast to the truth of God's Word and stay the course and do not wander off after the traditions of men and their seducing spirits (doctrines). Do as John teaches us in 1 Jn. 4 and try the spirits, i.e. test (assay) every doctrine with the fire of His Word and see whether it stands as precious gold or is consumed as worthless stubble.2 Cor. 11:2-4
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Stay with the simplicity of His Word. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Paul was concerned about our brothers and sisters who allow themselves to be drawn away by smooth talking so-called Christian preachers who cry Lord, Lord, Praise the Lord, and then teach people that they don't have to worry about "enduring" (hupomeno in Greek) when Satan as the false-christ shows up because Jesus (albeit the "other Jesus" Paul is referring to that is so widely preached today) is going to come and "fly them away" in some rapture! That's not only nonsense and "junk food" dreamed up by a deluded woman named Margaret McDonald in the year 1830 in Glasgow, Scotland, but it is a set-up for the majority of Christians to readily accept the first supernatural entity (to be espoused to the wrong husband) who comes to this earth showing great signs and wonders in the sight of men. It is written! You will find it called the "great falling away", the great apostasy, in 2 Thes. 2 where Paul sets the record straight of who comes when! The simplicity of the matter is that the 6th Trump, the reign of Satan who comes and sits in the temple claiming to be God, comes before the 7th Trump, the return of Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Read it for yourself!
That may not be popular to teach since it goes against what is so commonly 'espoused' in the churches today, but then neither was what Jesus Christ taught found to be popular by the "religious community", and you know what they did to Him for speaking the truth! You "see", those who serve God acceptably, who truly love the brethren, teach His Word as it is written regardless of whether or not it pleases men! In other words, they teach not for covetous reasons, neither for money nor for self glory but to the glory of God and of His Christ in bringing their brothers and sisters back home to Father's house.
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