2 John 1
1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
John speaking to Israel and all of those that seek The Truth of God. If you hunger for it, that's you!
2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
Is God's Word dwelling in you ......EVERYDAY? Yes? Then you hold that Truth and hold on to it forever!
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
When you hold to The Truth, that "grace" = favor will be mercy and peace of mind while in these flesh body's in an evil world. Truth isn't an escape plan, but an assurance your mind can rest in. You have been given power until the end.
4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
"Walking in truth" or conformed to the world? Couldn't tell you how many call themselves "Christian" and walk the worldly way instead.
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
John is still talking to Israel and all that follow God today. We must do just as when the earth was created. Love one another!
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Are you doing things for your own gain or because you love those that come in your path and you want the best for THEM?
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Today we have many that say He has, but don't believe in it or in Him at all.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Each and everyone of us have to answer for OURSELVES! When you are face to face with God you can't blame anyone, but yourself. What you do today and everyday to come will define you as to reward or punishment.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
You are either a REAL Christian or you're not.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
There are so many fakes out there in this world today. You must judge in righteousness as to know who they are. Don't let them into your life.
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Don't ever wish them God speed when they follow false doctrine. Little do they know, they have already been taken. Not by God though! So many have been taken in by false doctrine. Sadly they have listened to everyone but God. They have heard everything some person has said while never really opening God's Word and reading it Chapter by Chapter and verse for verse to grasp the context. Look at "rapture", did you know it's not of God but of satans tricks to lead you away from God? Have you not read 2 Thess. 2 and followed the events? How about Matthew 24 and seen the warning NOT to go, but stay in the field and on your roof top? That's where Real Christians will be found!
12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
John wants us to know even more than he is telling us.
13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.