To the Church of the Nations in God our and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace be to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank our God for you as it is fitting due to your increased faith and the love of every one that is shown one to the other.
We thank our God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure which is the manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer.
Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, who in flaming fire take vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Those who choose not to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power when comes in that Day to be glorified with His saints and to be admired among all those who believe because of our testimony.
Therefore, we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power that the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Church of the Nations, let no one deceive you by any means, for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above that is called God or that is worshipped so that he sits as God in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.
The Holy Spirit is the One who is restraining until the times comes for the son of perdition to be revealed, for the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only He who now restrains will do until He is taken out of the way. And when the lawless one is revealed, the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved.
And for this reason God will send them a strong delusion that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth by had pleasure in unrighteousness.
However, we give God thanks for You who are beloved of the Lord, because God chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called You for the obtaining of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, Church of the Nations, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught whether by word or by epistle. May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father who has loved us and given us everlasting consolations and good hope by grace comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
Church of the Nations, stand strong and be bold so that the word of our Lord may run swiftly and be glorified just as it is with you and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men, for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, and He will establish and guard you from the evil on.
And since we have this confidence in the Lord concerning the Church of the Nations that you will do the things which you are commanded to do. May the Lord may direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
Church of the Nations, separate yourselves from anyone who has disorderly conduct, or chooses to rebel against the love of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Separate and present yourselves as a living sacrifice which is holy and acceptable unto the Lord which is your reasonable service of worship.
May the Lord of peace Himself give you the peace always in every way. May the Lord be with you all until His day of return. Grace and peace be with you all in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
The above prayer was taken from 2 Thessalonians using the New King James Version of the Bible.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.