Main reference: 2 Thes 2:1-12 (Mt 24, Rv 13, Jn 5:24-29)
Who are the betrayers? Who did they betray and why did they betray? Who did the destroyers destroy? Who does the savior save? From whom and from where?
The Bible says that there are two types of gods: a true God (Jn 17:3) and a false god (2 Thes 2:4, Ez 28). A believer who has the knowledge of the Bible (Hos 4:6) can differentiate between the true God and the false god by examining their actions (refer to Mt 7:15-27).
As written in Jude, the betrayers are the congregation members who once belonged to God, but like Adam, they are deceived by the words of the pastor belonging to the false god (serpent). They believe those words and follow the false pastor. Just as the word “betrayal” or “Beh-doh” states (Beh: back, Doh: the Way), they are called betrayers because they turned their backs on God’s Word and left Him. Anyone who does not understand the Word will not realize where he belongs. All churches are not the same, and all pastors are not the same. You cannot receive salvation by simply attending a church. The Bible explains that God’s promised church and pastor will lead us to salvation.
The destroyers are called “destroyers” because they destroyed someone. The destroyers mentioned in the Bible, in Matthew 24 and Revelation 13, destroyed God’s people and His kingdom. God’s kingdom, temple, and people in the Old and New Testaments are called Judah and Jerusalem. The one who destroyed them was Babylon, which is the kingdom and home of demons (Rv 18). The one who deceived Adam was the serpent (Gn 3:1), and the pastor who ruled over the holy temple of Jerusalem was also the serpent (Mt 23:33). This serpent is the dragon also known as Satan and the devil (Rv 12:9, 20:2).
There are the spirit of God and the spirit of Satan. The person becomes the home of the spirit that enters him (1 Cor 3:9). He becomes the pastor who speaks on behalf of that spirit. Therefore, the words spoken by the pastor are the words spoken by the spirit. Believing and accepting the words of the spirit is accepting that spirit (refer to Jn 10:35).
Those who destroyed God’s tabernacle temple in Matthew 24 and Revelation 13 were the group of the dragon: the seven heads and ten horns, the pastors of the dragon (serpents). The serpent was one of wild animals that God had created, but in Ezekiel 28, he wanted to become like God and eventually betrayed Him. Making God’s creation submit to another being is like making them betray God. It is the act of destroying God’s people.
Because of this reality, wars have been occurring in the physical realm and in the spiritual realm. In these wars there are those who are victorious and those who are defeated. Deuteronomy 28 states that those who are defeated will lose everything they have and leave, while those who are victorious will keep everything. That is why the words, “overcome” and “defeated” appear in Revelation, the book that speaks of God’s final work (Rv 12). God also warns His people seven times in Revelation to overcome and be victorious and promises to give blessings if they overcome (Rv 2, 3).
Apostle Paul instructed in 2 Thessalonians 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed because our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior, will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. Whether you look at Matthew 24 in the New Testament or all the events of Revelation, first there is the work of deception. Then the chosen people are destroyed by the enemies because they betrayed God, and then the Lord comes and delivers his people who were destroyed and captured by enemies (Rv 17:14, Rv 18:4-5). This is the work of salvation.
These events mentioned above are the works of betrayal, destruction, and salvation recorded in the Four Gospels of the New Testament and in Revelation. Because these prophecies surely fulfill as promised (Is 14:24), we must not add or take away from the Word. One will not be able to receive salvation if he does not understand the meaning of this Word. Instead, he will fall into trials and temptation, side with the enemies, and hinder the work of salvation (refer to Mt 24:9-11).
People will believe and trust in the self-professed orthodox denomination (in truth, it is not orthodoxy but a traditional denomination), but the end of the age or the end of the world in the Bible is referring to the end of the self-declared orthodox denominations. Revelation 13 and 18 say that all nations have fallen due to Satan’s wine of adultery. This is the end of the world where all nations, the entire world of religion (Christianity), has become Satan’s possession.
2 Thessalonians 2 says that the savior comes after betrayal and destruction. This is similar to the First Coming (refer to Mt 11:11-13, Mt 23, Lk 16:16, Lk 17:22-30). Destruction speaks of the end of Christianity, the former heaven. Some will carry out the actions of betrayal as prophesied, while some will destroy others as prophesied. However, the savior will come after these works of betrayal and destruction and carry out the work salvation according to the prophecies. Therefore, those who truly understand the words recorded in the New Testament will recognize by these actions who the betrayers are, who caused them to betray, and who destroyed them (destroyers). Because they know where the savior comes from and in what form he saves the captives (as prophesied), they will recognize the savior when he appears.
When Jesus came to Jerusalem at the First Coming, the destroyers had already taken over Jerusalem. In John 5:24-29, anyone who heard the words of testimony from Jesus and came out of Jerusalem, which was the grave and the home of death (Mt 23:27) resurrected from death to life. In the same way, Babylon is the dragon’s kingdom where God’s chosen people have been captured. It is the home of death as written in Revelation 17 and 18. Those who are delivered from Babylon have come out from death to life, meaning their dead spirits resurrected to life. This is the work that the savior does. Therefore, the reason people are blind, the reason people read the words of the covenant in the Bible yet do not understand, is that their spirits have died. Those who understand will come out from death to life.
These are the events that take place at the end of the ages and these are the promises in Revelation.
Anyone who wants to be saved at the end of ages must believe and follow these words of the promise, not the pastors of their own churches. Let us reason together, understand the truth, and thank God.