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1Chronicles 18-20 / 2Thessalonians
19:19 When the servants of Hadadezer realized they had been defeated by Israel, they surrendered to David and became his subjects. After that, the Arameans were no longer willing to help the Ammonites.
2:9-12 This evil man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of wicked deception to fool those who are on their way to destruction because they refuse to believe the truth that would save them. So God will send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies. Then they will be condemned for not believing the truth and for enjoying the evil they do.
3:3 But the Lord is faithful; he will make you strong and guard you from the evil one.
OT Flash Points
God pays back those who attack His people and gives peace to His own
NT Flash Points
Dependence on and loyalty to Jesus is the way to avoid being prey to deception
Even more, if your eyes are set on Jesus, you don’t even have to worry about it
Jesus’ words to His disciples are a very firm and empowering command, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled
You believe in God – believe also in Me”
Don’t let anything break your connection with Him