God, Hope & Helping Others
Paul states in 1 Timothy 4:1 ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;’ Here it is from e-Sword: 1Ti 4:1 NowG1161 theG3588 SpiritG4151 speakethG3004 expressly,G4490 thatG3754 inG1722 the latterG5306 timesG2540 someG5100 shall departG868 from theG3588 faith,G4102 giving heedG4337 to seducingG4108 spirits,G4151 andG2532 doctrinesG1319 of devils;G1140
What the Apostle Paul is saying, is that he heard the Holy Spirit say to himself that in the latter (or last days), some (Christians) shall depart from the faith (of Jesus the Christ/Messiah), giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Latter in the Greek is: G5306 ὕστεροςhusteros hoos'-ter-os Comparatively from G5259 (in the sense of behind); later: - latter. Times in the Greek is: G2540 καιρόςkairos kahee-ros' Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time: - X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare G5550. Meaning, in the latter times or last days.
Shall depart in the Greek is: G868 ἀφίστημιaphistēmiaf-is'-tay-mee From G575 and G2476; to remove, that is, (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.: - depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self. Faith in the Greek is: G4102 πίστιςpistis pis'-tis From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity. Meaning, shall depart, desert or revolt against the faith or moral conviction of religious truth, especially reliance upon Christ for salvation.
Taken together, the translation into English states this: In the latter times or last days; some (Christians) shall depart, desert or revolt against the faith or moral conviction of religious truth, especially reliance upon Christ for salvation.
The writer of Hebrews states this in Hebrews 6:4-6 ‘(4) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (5) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (6) If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame’. Verse 6 from e-Sword is this: Heb 6:6 If they(G2532) shall fall away,G3895 to renewG340 them againG3825 untoG1519 repentance;G3341 seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,G388 G1438 G3588 G5207 G2316 andG2532 put him to an open shame.G3856
Shall fall away in the Greek is: G3895 παραπίπτωparapiptō par-ap-ip'-to From G3844 and G4098; to fall aside, that is, (figuratively) to apostatize: - fall away. To renew in the Greek is: G340 ἀνακαινίζωanakainizō an-ak-ahee-nid'-zo From G303 and a derivative of G2537; to restore: - renew. Them again in the Greek is: G3825 πάλινpalin pal'-in Probably from the same as G3823 (through the idea of oscillatory repetition); (adverbially) anew, that is, (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjugationally) furthermore or on the other hand: - again. Repentance in the Greek is: G3341 μετάνοιαmetanoia met-an'-oy-ah From G3340; (subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication reversal (of [another’s] decision): - repentance.
Meaning, should one fall aside/away, apostatize the Christian faith, it is nearly impossible to restore/renew them back again unto repentance.
Jesus the Messiah explains what shall become of His followers in the days of the tribulation, or the last days, in Matthew 24:9-13. In Matthew 24:10 Jesus makes this statement: ‘And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another’. Here it is from e-Sword: Mat 24:10 AndG2532 thenG5119 shall manyG4183 be offended,G4624 andG2532 shall betrayG3860 one another,G240 andG2532 shall hateG3404 one another.G240
Then in the Greek is: G5119 τότεtote tot'-eh From (the neuter of) G3588 and G3753; the when, that is, at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution): - that time, then. Shall many in the Greek is: G4183 πολύς, πολλόςpolus polos pol-oos' Including the forms from the alternate “pollos”; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely: - abundant, + altogether, common, + far (passed, spent), (+ be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft (-en [-times]), plenteous, sore, straitly. Compare G4118, G4119. Be offended in the Greek is: G4624 σκανδαλίζω skandalizō skan-dal-id'-zo To “scandalize”; from G4625; to entrap, that is, trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure): - (make to) offend. Shall betray in the Greek is: G3860 παραδίδωμι paradidōmipar-ad-id'-o-mee From G3844 and G1325; to surrender, that is, yield up, intrust, transmit: - betray, bring forth, cast, commit, deliver (up), give (over, up), hazard, put in prison, recommend. One another in the Greek is: G240 ἀλλήλωνallēlōn al-lay'-lone Genitive plural from G243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.): - each other, mutual, one another, (the other), (them-, your-) selves, (selves) together [sometimes with G3326 or G4314]. Shall hate in the Greek is: G3404 μισέωmiseō mis-eh'-o From a primary word μῖσος misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less: - hate (-ful).
Meaning, Jesus stated that in the future days (what we know from scripture as the days of tribulation), a largely great, plenteous, many Christians/others; shall scandalize, entrap, entice to sin, apostatize other Christians and cause them to be delivered up and put in prison. Christians and others shall hate Christians.
I doubt this information is taught in congregational/church meetings. This is what is taught by the Apostle Paul, the writer of Hebrews and Messiah Jesus the head of the church. Those Christians that find themselves in the tribulation/great tribulation will find things very different from the days that the bride of Jesus was still here on earth. Jesus gave the Christians much information about the upcoming days so that they would know what to expect.
I don’t know if anyone will take the time to read this information. It’s scary for those going into the tribulation. Fear/terror will be the order of the day. FEMA death camps, underground cities and tunnels harboring foreign troops, portable cremation vans that can turn a human into dust in 3 minutes. Anyone unable to physically perform labor will be murdered as useless eaters. Jesus has sent watchmen to warn of the disasters to come. Very few pay attention to them. Yet because of their love for Messiah Jesus, the messages get out for others to hear and understand. I hope you are understanding.