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Minute Post: Receive the Love of the Truth

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Second Thessalonians 2:10 says, “And in all deceit of unrighteousness among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved.”  In the past, I read this verse thinking that they “did not receive” because it had not been given. But clearly God intended to save! The following verses further expound that God sends them to an operation of error that they may believe the lie because — verse 12 mentions — they have taken pleasure in unrighteousness. This portion of the word is on the coming of Antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and how presently the mystery of lawlessness is already operating as signs that the Lord’s second coming is imminent.  To be sent to an operation of error by God is terrifying. Watchman Nee warns that in the last days people will accumulate wealth in an unprecedented way with multiplications of material enjoyment and lustful indulgence (Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Vol. 61), I suppose thinking that strong financ

Minute Post: God's Compassion

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I'm creating a new series entitled "Minute Posts" to jot down quick posts since I have recently been gifted a newborn and blogging time is extremely scarce. Hopefully this series will help me journal my walk with the Lord. Blogging and re-visiting my own posts have been very cherishing to me since they've been a constant reminder of how the Lord has been and has done in my life.  This week I just finished reading The Book of Second Chronicles. Second Chronicles ends with the record of the children of Israel's deportation to Babylon and the proclamation of their release by Cyrus the king of Persia to return and rebuild God's house in Jerusalem.  Needless to say, the deportation was a devastating event in the history of God's people. Often that's all I remember — just how severe God's chastisement can be toward His rebellious children. I was deeply touched when I read these verses in the last chapter of 2 Chronicles (2 Chronicles 36:15-16): "And