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About 2Corinthians

2Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Emmanuel the Christ by the will of God and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia.

2Corinthians 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Emmanuel the Christ.

2Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort;
In the original the word "comfort" means "consolation" and comes from a root meaning, 'to call you close', how close?
2Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them.(1Thessalonians 5:14).which are in any trouble, by the comfort.(*).wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us.(the apostle Paul's experience:.Romans 8:18), so our consolation also abounds by Christ.

2Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
Paul's heart was all for the benefit of others. He knew love.
2Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consolation.

2Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.

2Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead;

2Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death and does deliver. In whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2Corinthians 1:11 You also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

2Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you ward.

2Corinthians 1:14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as you also are ours in the day of the Lord Emmanuel.

2Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Emmanuel the Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yes and no, but in him was yes.

2Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Don't get negative over the promises of God. Instead, allow them to affect your life for good. How?
2Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, is God;
Anointed with what?
2Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Meaning, it is an internal spiritual thing. We have been given enough to be on the road of higher consciousness where the supply to us increases as we use it.(how?).to develop deeper spirituality. Because of this direction we are in a state of perfection and will continually abide therein:.Colossians 3:14; Hebrews 13:5 "...for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

Ephesians 1:13 "...after that you believed.(*), you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise," 
Ephesians 4:30 "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption."

2Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy, for by faith you stand.

2Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.

2Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Barbes Notes: The literal translation of the Greek would be 'That we may not be defrauded by Satan'. How?

1Peter 5:8.

2Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

2Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ.(what does 'in Christ' mean?).and makes manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Romans 8:28.
2Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved and in them that perish
Original 'are perishing'. Why in them that are perishing? Barnes Notes: Though this would be the result, yet the labours of the ministers of the gospel would be acceptable to God. The true sense of the passage may remove any difficulty from it. The true sense is: It is affirmed that the labors of Paul and others in endeavoring to awaken them would be acceptable and pleasing to God. Their labors would be in order to save them, not to destroy them. Their desire was to bring all to God, but alas, all have free choice and some of them choose the way to God and others choose not that way. It would be by no fault of faithful ministers that men would perish. Their efforts would be to save them and those efforts would be pleasing to God. And so, the next verse.

Notes on 2Corinthians 2:15.

2Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient.(who is worthy or deserves).for these things?
Paul is saying that those talking about the truth of the true God don't judge what each individual may do after hearing it, as that's their choice:.Colossians 1:21.
2Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God, but what we speak is of sincerity and as of God and in sight of God, speak we in Christ.
2Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many which corrupt.(a huckster, to peddle, to get money by any means, as many corrupt ancient 'leaders' did, today called the 'cabal', 'deep state' and 'illuminati'; to get money any way one can).the word of God, but as of sincerity and as of God.(that is, knowing the true only God of all love, light, compassion and creation is right there and aware of what we are saying and doing).and in sight of God.(God's right there always), speak we in Christ.(in Christ).
2Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle.(as if written down in a letter).of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.(Ephesians 2:10), not in tables of stone.(*), but in fleshy tables of the heart.
Speaking here of feelings; not hardhearted. 1John 4:9.
2Corinthians 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God.(*).

2Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.

2Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter but of the spirit. For the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
2Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter.(meaning of, 'of the letter': the literalness.the ego demands:.Romans 2:29; 7:6. Living by the letter is wanting to know the fine lines of right and wrong so it can regulate itself because it abhors the ways of love:.Romans 13:10; 3:10-17; Philippians 3:9; 1Timothy 6:4-8).but of the spirit. For the letter kills, but the spirit.(get to know the things of the spirit).gives life.

Gives life, but as shown by results in most peoples' lives, they have to know how to use it. So, how does one get this spirit that gives life:.John 10:10.

2Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones.(what was this?), was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses.(Exodus 34:33-35).for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away.

2Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

2Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation.(condemnation to death, see verse 7 above).be glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

2Corinthians 3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.

2Corinthians 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains.(original is 'abides'; John 8:35).is glorious.

2Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses which put a vail over his face that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished.
They couldn't comprehend the purpose of it.
2Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day remains the same vail.untaken away.in the reading.(original 'to read to know', the 'knowing').of the old testament, which vail is done away in Christ.
The vail was a vail of separation.
2Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read.(meaning what is called 'the books of Moses'), the vail is upon their heart.
What's this vail?

To those of ordinary consciousness, spiritual things are like a 747, over their head. One needs to fly up, as it were, in consciousness to the level of a 747 flying overhead, where spiritual meanings are present and are able to be grasped.

2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when whosoever shall turn to the Lord, the vail is taken away.
The verse here is saying that it's only in Christ one finds the life he or she has always wanted:.John 10:10 and 3John 1:2 and John 14:6. These are promises, but for when one might ask:.Acts 2:39; Hebrews 11:13. If you don't awaken, how would you ever know they are there for you?.Ephesians 5:14.

2Corinthians 2:14 "Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ....."

This scripture 2Corinthians 3:16 here gives us the answer to why some of us just 'don't get it', even when you care so much for others and you try to point out to them something about negatives affecting them, such as vaccines, fluoride in the drinking water, genetically modified food, income tax and other taxes being illegal and never were needed, corrupt government and banks, the judicial/legal system, corrupt courts, deceitful politicians, schools with their cabal created horrible educational systems which dumb students down, the lying mainstream media, etc.

Why doesn't telling others about such atrocities against us and others awaken people, many of us wonder about? It's because we, who want others to awaken, have been presenting information we figured would be awakening to them, instead of first.presenting He.people could awaken to:.Ephesians 5:14; Romans 3:24; 8:2; 11:7,8; 11:25; 1Corinthians 1:30; 15:22

1Corinthians 4:15 "...in Christ Emmanuel you are begotten through the gospel.".How?

2Corinthians 4:4 "In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."

The reason most did nothing about such atrocities is because they were under this vail, a vail of deceit, that is, they have been deluded by those out to deceive them to the point of just not effectively seeing all this:.Isaiah 25:7; 2Timothy 2:26; Revelation 12:9; 1Thessalonians 4:13 "But I would not have you to be ignorant.(that is, to remain in a state of being ignorant), brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.".Again, Ephesians 5:14 "Wherefore he said, Awake you that sleep and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light." Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues."

Christ is the answer! How is it the answer?.Luke 1:77  "To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins." Note that people have this vail over their lives keeping the knowledge of salvation from them, that is if they do hear it, they attach no importance of it to their daily living. God therefor at this time may not be yet calling them:.1Corinthians 1:9. Then, what to do? Hosea 4:17; Psalms 82:2-5.

Salvation is a being saved.(John 3:16,17), saved from all the negatives and that's moving from them, that is, once you see them for what they are, you won't want them around. And then you are in a new frame of mind, a frame of mind where good can come to you. Unlike those traps of the past where you thought they would be good for you.(Proverbs 14:12), but never realized that they were traps of the satanic dark side, which take you along for only a short while, then drop you like a hot potato, making your life a frustrating hell. Satanic ways influencing you behind the scenes always turn out like this. That's how you'll know what's behind them.

It's this coming to Christ that makes the difference so lives can be turned around to walk the path of all health, wealth, love and expression. But unless one begins on the true good pathway, he or she won't find that out:.John 3:19. So, what's good on the good pathway and would you really want it?.John 10:10; 14:27; 3John 1:2.

How close is God to you on this new journey for you? God is right there with each of us constantly. Most haven't even talked to God. No wonder they think God is far off somewhere or doesn't even exist. Talk to God about everything, if you want to get to know Him. Be alert for answers popping into your mind and in circumstances that come along in your life. Stop being one of those who deal with what they are handed by so-called authorities and do some digging for yourself.

Deluded people turn away from even the truth about themselves by not even having the idea of why they are on earth in the first place. How would you know this? If they are deluded about their amazing bodily systems they are deluded about God, that is, that God is real and is always right there. They just don't know about many things they should, because of delusion. Delusion is like the fog which evaporates in the light:.John 3:19.

One may meet with anomalies, inconsistencies and arising questions, as they proceed along the spiritual pathway through obscurities, growing in higher conscousness. Stay hot. But no doubt 'forks in the road' will come up along that pathway. Arm yourself well:.Ephesians 6:11-18. Not sure about if the real God exists? Not sure about Christ? Look them up in the alphabetical Index listings.

How to deal with these negatives that lock you away into a prison for life, away from the good life both here and beyond? Keep focusing on Christ and this vail keeping you from seeing the prison you may be in, will vanish like fog in the sunshine. Christ is the raison d'être for existence. All people will eventually come to this conclusion as to why they're on earth:.Jeremiah 31:34; Isaiah 60:2; Matthew 20:16; John 14:27; 16:33

In this way it matters not which fork in the road one may actually take because they are both going from where you may be standing at the time. Christ is with you no matter which one you decide to take, but always avoid side paths toward evil as you may see them to be.

It helps when considering what thoughts which may be frustrating you at the time, realizing that in Christ (what does that mean?), nothing apart from that matters. Be sure of the information about Christ and about the true God, the Father of Christ. The truth is available:.1John 4:9.

Some in the early New Testament followed Paul, others Apollos, others Peter:.1Corinthians 1:12,13. When Christ is one's focus (how?), one won't get 'hung up' on some individual which he or she may feel is 'more right' than another:.Malachi 2:6; 2Corinthians 10:12. Because, truth proceeds from what you are inside, not from what comes to you from another:.1Corinthians 11:1.

This scripture also answers as to why the apostles were so excited to get the gospel out, because it did awaken others. And what effect was the truth having upon people then hungry for life's meaning?.Acts 8:37

The gospel is the good news about the importance of Christ to each and every one of us:.Matthew 28:19; 1Corinthians 1:23. It removes the vail cast over humanity:.Isaiah 25:7; Ephesians 4:21-23.

This vail is why many recoil rather than rejoice at truth. The vail does this to those covered by it. Without removing that vail, truth to humanity is all just such foolishness:.1Corinthians 1:18; 2:14. They just can't comprehend whether it is truth or not, so they accept the zeitgeist. They have been duped into concerning themselves with immediate situations whenever they arise, because in these reside excuses for not reaching beyond.(*). They thus remain comfortable in ignorance, not finding where the truth that would lift the vail may be:.Ephesians 4:21; James 1:22-24.

Turning to the true God is the way to change the world. Why

Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Christ was key as to why this new way fired up all in the early New Testament church:.Hebrews 10:20..This new way turned the world upside down back then, so much so that there was such a huge stir about it:.Acts 17:6; 19:23; Luke 23:5; Acts 16:20,21; 24:5; Psalms 146:9

This taking away the vail is key to why Christ came in the first place, endured the crucifixion and the key why Christ was energetic in fulfilling His Father's will, because it would take the vail off of everyone who heard, either right away or later in their lives. It was that important!.John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38; 6:40; 16:28; Matthew 12:50; Mark 3:35

Removing this vail was key in allowing others to join Christ in this great commission:.Mark 16:15,16. It's the key to awakening others to the truth of what is and has really gone on in the world and getting that vail off of humanity that has kept them from awakening. That key was and still is, Christ:.Colossians 1:27. It's in Christ, that is, in hearing about him and believing. And so, the vail is removed.

It's in Christ that one discovers spiritual things of concern to him or her and that happens once the vail is taken away:.Isaiah 25:7 "And he will destroy.(what does God use to do this?).in this mountain the face of.the covering cast over all people and the vail that is spread over all nations."

Just as the true God used prophets of the Old Testament and then the New Testament disciples, so today God continues to use people to straighten the world out. What people?

Do what you now know what to do to have this vail taken off your head and encourage others you love to do the same, because God doesn't force compliance. Neither should we. Forced compliance comes from satanists.

Similarly, it was in the days of king Hezekiah:.2Chronicles 30:17-27 to 31:1.

Isaiah 59:1-14; Jeremiah 7:23,24.

So, it's important to turn other minds toward Christ than just toward evils in the world, hoping the horror of them will shock others enough to wake them up:.Mark 13:33-37; Matthew 8:22; Romans 11:14.

2Corinthians 3:16 is about how to awaken. Learn it well.

So, what could you say to others if you want them to awaken to truth?

If you are with somone, wanting them to awaken to God, Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit and the commonsense that brings so that their lives turn around from heartache toward good.(John 10:10; 3John 1:2; 1Corinthians 2:9), you could ask them something like this,.Do you think the true God of all could help your life in some way?.Or.'Have you heard about what Christ can do in an individual's life?.1Peter 3:15.

God opens the minds of others when you care. God lifts your blockages when you pray for others:.Job 42:10.

Be a good watchman.

God can reveal Himself:.Luke 10:22. You show you want this for another when you engage in prayer and meditation about them and stand up for yourself and others. It will happen. God doesn't tell us when.

Consider also the lives and times of these great men who stood up for the true God, for themselves and for others.

You could mention your own personal awakening.

So, that's the beginning of awakening another, of getting that vail off them that has blinded them to reality. If they seem open, you can later see if there is concern from them about these things of harm.

If no concern then, leave them alone. You've done your part as much as you can by praying and meditating, etc.

2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

And where is that spirit of the Lord? the word 'liberty' comes from a root word meaning 'freeborn' 'unfettered coming and going in one's affairs', 'free man':.1Corinthians 7:22'.."Freedom only works if everyone gets to use it."....Dr. Thomas Cowan.

More,.Micah 4:4; 1Corinthians 7:22.

2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass.(a mirror as held in front of you; it's little by little we grow, for those willing to, by keeping attention focused on the things of higher consciousness:.Proverbs 4:25-27; 2Corinthians 4:16; Philippians 3:14; Jude 1:21; 2Timothy 1:13,14. By watching and carefully noticing what it is that we notice (Matthew 16:2,3; Luke 12:54-56), we allow light to illuminate the face. It's further saying here that the light of the gospel enables the mind to be illuminated in a process that changes us over time.(Isaiah 28:10, 13).to be as the Great Infinite One is, that is, to become motivated in thinking as the thinking that is harmonious with what this phrase 'being in Christ' means, which is being motivated with love).the glory of the Lord, are changed into.(being changed into, that is little by little we grow spiritually:.Ephesians 2:10; Romans 9:21).the same image.(what does us being changed 'into the same image of God' mean and how do we grow into this change, is what this verse is about).from glory to glory.(many levels of higher consciousness).even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

So, use the spiritual disciplines and grow.

2Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully but by manifestation of the truth.commending ourselves to every man's conscience.in the sight of God.
2Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced.(original is to admit so as to separate from, how?).the hidden things of dishonesty.(Habakkuk 2:14; 2Timothy 3:6; darkness hides many things {1Corinthians 4:5} yet to be resolved by love), not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully but by manifestation of the truth.(how we live our daily lives).commending ourselves to every man's conscience.(treat people properly; we are all connected and their spirit will recognize yours).in the sight of God..(Romans 6:21)

Hidden things of dishonesty involves one's agenda, kept from knowledge of others whom they are out to take advantage of to their hurt in some way; kept from them so that he or she doesn't discover what the corrupt ones have been up to, such asm why mortages, why birth certificates, why debt, why poverty, why sickness and disease increases, etc.

2Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.
Original for 'lost' is 'separated', many are still separated from the things of God, the God they once had a relationship before they were in the physical. What is there that separates them and how are they awakening?
2Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world.has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world.has blindedthe minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.(man is too), should shine unto them.

"shine unto them" is awakening, a leaving the 3D level to rise up. So, how to effectively awaken anyone and all whom you love:.2Corinthians 3:16.

Who's this 'god of this world'?.John 8:23; 14:30; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 12:9.

It's now the time for everybody to come to an overstanding of what God really is and to comprehend as the ancient Sumerians recorded, the two Gods, the one good, the other not good. This is now the time for awakening spiritually as most were sleepwalking according to the long ago set "course of the world". The course of the world that increasing numbers of people are becoming aware of and awakening.

2Corinthians 4:6 For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Emmanuel the Christ.
Whose face is your face if you be in Christ:.Colossians 1:27 "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you the hope of glory."
2Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.
We are a special treasure unto God:.Psalms 135:4.
2Corinthians 4:8,9 Though troubled on every side, yet we are not distressed. Sometimes perplexed, but we are not in despair. Having been persecuted, we weren't forsaken and being cast down, we weren't  destroyed;

2Corinthians 4:10 Because we always bore about in us the truth of what He willingly died for, that the life also of Emmanuel might be made manifest.in our body.
Colossians 1:22.

That is, always realizing the reason why Christ came to earth in the first place, that is, being cognizant of why it is Christ came and that was, He came to die taking upon Him all those things that severed us from God and applying forgiveness to all those who appreciate what He did:.John 6:33.(*). So, why did Christ do what He did for us?.John 10:10; 3John 1:2; John 14:6.

2Corinthians 4:11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Emmanuel's sake that the life also of Emmanuel might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
2Corinthians 4:11.original for this verse:."For we which live are perpetually given from death thanks to Emmanuel's life manifest in us."
What does "delivered unto death" or "given from death" mean here? It's talking about:.Matthew 10:39; John 10:11,15.
2Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Emmanuel shall raise up us also by.('by' or 'because of').Emmanuel and shall present us with you.

2Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God..
Original of this verse is."For everything through or by reason of, or on account of those your superabundances regarding those things which bring joy and pleasure, are made to abound or come about and come into your life through being thankful for this great abundance resulting from thinking like God."
2Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed.(word 'renewed' in original is 'to cause to grow in the midst' of you).day by day.
2Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewedday by day.

Colossians 3:10; 2Corinthians 3:18.

Makes sense then to live from the inward man, the soul.

2Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction.(amazing what Paul calls his 'light affliction'), which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.(*);

2Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Don't allow the depressing things of the world to take your focus off the things in life that last beyond it, the higher consciousness things to live that bring you an eternal reward. We're here to move there!.(*)
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