1. When therefore you receive this letter, read it thoughtfully in your gatherings.
2. On your fasting days, meditate upon it.
3. Remember my words in this letter, and continue in this righteous direction, so that you will fare well.
1. When I ended the words of this letter, and had persevered in it till the end, I folded it, sealed it carefully, bound it to the neck of the eagle, and dismissed the eagle.
2. This ends the book of Baruch, the son of Neriah.
We need to carefully read Baruch, and all the prophets, for their messages were given of God to warn us, prepare us, and aid us in our battles.
There will be a great uprising against all who accept Jesus during the last days:
I Thessalonians 2:9-12:
"...deceivableness of unrighteousness ... for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie."
There will be much "delusion" in the last days. Christians in the early church days were thought to be threats to the government of Rome, of Caesar, etc. John was banished to Patmos (the Alcatraz of that day). What threat was this mild apostle of love? What threat are the prayerful, hymn singing protesters outside an abortion clinic? They are being portrayed as a life threatening force to the murderers in the killing clinic they oppose. The vast majority would not harm anyone, that's why they oppose the murder of the unborn.
If the same standard were applied to the rioters in the L.A. riot, there would be a civil rights crisis, for suggesting those rioters, and violent people were not justified in their anger. But those same news commentators who condone that violence, oppose the abortion protestors right to pray outside a clinic. What a delusion!
In Rome, the delusion resulted in many martyrs' deaths. In these last days, the sinners will likely justify their persecution, and slaughter of many Christians for our unwavering stance on the morality given in God's Word. We may be peaceful, and full of love for the sinner but our stand against their sins will bring an attack inspired by the devil.
I Peter 1:7:
"The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ."