2 Corinthians Chapter 11 (1611 Bible)
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Would to God you could beare with mee a little in my folly, & in deede beare with me.
For I am iealous ouer you with godly iealousie, for I haue espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
But I feare lest by any meanes, as the Serpent beguiled Eue through his subtilty, so your mindes should bee corrupted from the simplicitie that is in Christ.
For if he that commeth preacheth another Iesus whome wee haue not preached, or if yee receiue another spirit, which ye haue not receiued, or another Gospel, which ye haue not accepted, yee might well beare with him.
For, I suppose, I was not a whit behinde the very chiefest Apostles.
But though I be rude in speach, yet not in knowledge; but we haue bene throughly made manifest among you in all things.
Haue I committed an offence in abasing my selfe, that you might be exalted, because I haue preached to you the Gospel of God freely?
I robbed other Churches, taking wages of them to doe you seruice.
And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: For that which was lacking to mee, the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied, and in all things I haue kept my selfe from being burthensome to you, and so will I keepe my selfe.
As the trueth of Christ is in mee, no man shall stop mee of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
Wherefore? because I loue you not? God knoweth.
But what I doe, that I wil doe, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion, that wherein they glory, they may bee found euen as we.
For such are false Apostles, deceitfull workers, transforming themselues into the Apostles of Christ.
And no marueile, for Sathan himselfe is transformed into an Angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also bee transformed as the ministers of righteousnesse, whose end shall be according to their workes.
I say againe, Let no man thinke mee a foole; if otherwise, yet as a foole receiue me, that I may boast my selfe a little.
That which I speake, I speake it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly in this confidence of boasting.
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
For ye suffer fooles gladly, seeing ye your selues are wise.
For ye suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man deuoure you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himselfe, if a man smite you on the face.
I speake as concerning reproch, as though we had bene weake: howbeit, wherein soeuer any is bold, I speake foolishly, I am bold also.
Are they Hebrewes? so am I: are they Israelites? so am I: are they the seed of Abraham? so am I:
Are they ministers of Christ? I speake as a foole, I am more: in labors more abundant: in stripes aboue measure: in prisons more frequent: in deaths oft.
Of the Iewes fiue times receiued I forty stripes saue one.
Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned: thrice I suffered shipwracke: a night and a day I haue bene in the deepe.
In iourneying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by my owne countreymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the citie, in perils in the wildernesse, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren,
In wearinesse and painfulnesse, in watchings often, in hunger & thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakednes.
Besides those things that are without, that which commeth vpon me dayly, the care of all the Churches.
Who is weake, and I am not weake? who is offended, and I burne not?
If I must needes glory, I will glory of the things which concerne mine infirmities.
The God and Father of our Lord Iesus Christ, which is blessed for euermore, knoweth that I lie not.
In Damascus the gouernour vnder Aretas the King, kept the citie with a garison, desirous to apprehend mee.
And through a window in a basket was I let downe, by the wall, and escaped his hands.
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He Transforms Himself into an Angel of Light; His deception also comes about because of his ability to be transformed into an angel of light. This is one of the major ways in which Christians shall be deceived in the last days. The Bible says there is a strong delusion that is coming with false signs and wonders being done by Satan's own ministers. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
He Purposes to Stumble Us and Lay Snares In our Paths. Psalms 140:4-5 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble. The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set traps for me. Selah He waits for those vulnerable times in our lives when we are most susceptible to temptation and then springs the trap. This was exactly how he worked in the life of Jesus. Luke 4:13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Our victory over this Satan in this area is to continually keep our eyes on Jesus, because when our eyes are on Jesus, He will steer us around the traps and help us to strengthen those areas of vulnerability. He will be our guard.
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If Paul was the Roman citizen he claimed to be nobody would dare have laid a hand on him.
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