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14 Luke, [Loukas] the beloved [agapetos] physician, [iatros] and [kai] Demas, [Demas] greet [aspazomai] you. [humas]
15 Salute [aspazomai] the brethren [adelphos] which are in [en] Laodicea,
[Laodikeia] and [kai]Nymphas, [Numphas] and [kai] the church [ekklesia] which is in [kata] his [autos] house. [oikos]KJV-Interlinear
14 Luke, the beloved physician,
sends you his greetings, and also Demas. 15 Greet the brethren who are in
Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in
her house. NASB
The mention of these
several names throughout the letters of Paul, tie together many of the
prominent people, as well as people we know nothing about, from the first
Luke, means luminous or
white, wrote the third gospel which is named after himself.And having written the gospel of Luke from
his own first hand observations, most likely was a source of immeasurable
information for Paul.
Demas, means popular, and
was an early Christian, who fell out of friendship with Paul years earlier, 2
Tim. 4:10, but now was back with him.
Laodicea is a city in
Asia Minor which is now our modern day western Turkey.
Nymphas is the name of an individual in whose home, bible
studies were held.Nothing more is
mentioned regarding this person, and as the name can be either masculine or
feminine modern versions refer to both genders.So we don t really know much more about him or her.
What is evident is that
there were obviously people, other than those mentioned in the Bible, who were
involved in the early growth of the Christian church.
And what held together
the early church, was not a massive bureaucracy of international organizations,
but small groups who assembled together in twos or threes or a dozen or more,
and they read and studied together and on their own, the scriptures of the
prophets, as well as the letters of Paul and others.
Today we are witnessing
the attempted takeover of the world by devising a false belief such as global
warming, attempting to institute management of world business through carbon
footprints (cap and trade), gaining a massive following through the implementing
of social programs, driving toward a one world currency by driving up national
debts, and all of this to culminate in a global governing body.
And while all of this
takes many years to accomplish, we know from our study of Revelation that this
pattern will be virtually in place by the time the Rapture occurs.The Tribulation is not long enough in order
for all of this to occur from scratch, so it all has to develop to some extent
during our own dispensation.
And if, and I repeat,
if, this is all how things are going to be, then we can expect that government
will enforce its will, sooner or later, through mandatory economic restrictions
on the buying and selling that people in general will be allowed to do.Enforcement means that if you do not comply,
then you will be a criminal.
What a contrast to the
very beginning of our dispensation, where people met in small groups and
changed the world through truth, and now at the end (or perhaps nearing the
end) of our dispensation, it takes lies on a massive scale to destroy it.
This last portion of
course is just my observations of current events.What is amazing is the speed with which all
of these things seem to be coming together now.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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