2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12

The Man of Lawlessness

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[fn] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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He chose us. He gave us truth. Truth transforms anyone’s life who chooses Him, Truth itself. He chose us and gave us the gift to choose Him back.

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Such an amazing thing to me how He chooses us!! Such a Blessing!!! Such a Gift!! I am So grateful that He did!!!

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It really caught my eye in verses 11-12 It says that God Himself sends the delusions of the antichrist!! I have never heard or read that before!! I find that kind of shocking!! It also reminds me how important it is to stay in God’s Word!!! We need to feed our minds on the pure nourishing Word of God!! I love the Lord and trust that He is going to protect me and my loved one (including You both) in His truth and guidance!! That He will protect me/us from being deceived!! I trust Him completely to do that!!! Lord… Read more »