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, who the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming. 2Thessalonians 2:7-8
Just how close are we to the culmination of the ages? I believe these verses gives us a fairly good idea. THE SECRET POWER of LAWLESSNESS is a New Testament mystery, meaning that it is a NEW TRUTH that is previously UNKNOWN, before its revelation in the present age. The mystery of the SECRET POWER of LAWLESSNESS is the revelation of the FUTURE climax of lawlessness in the world.
This movement of lawlessness is a movement against God’s divine law, which has and is presently being orchestrated by Satan. However, it is being presently restrained and will continue to be restrained until the appointed time when the revelation of the man of lawlessness and sin, the Antichrist, and the climax of lawlessness is carried out.
Now, we might be asking the question; “who” or “what “is restraining the revelation of the man of sin and the climax of lawlessness? I believe like a few others, that this is being restrained by the Holy Spirit of God who indwells the TRUE BELIEVER, and will be removed from this earth when the TRUE BELIEVERS are RAPTURED. Then the man of lawlessness and sin will be revealed, and THE SECRET POWER of LAWLESSNESS will be unleashed upon the earth. What a HORRENDOUS time that will be. It will last for a period of seven years, and is known as the period of TRIBULATION.
Then at the end of the TRIBULATION PERIOD. The Lord Jesus will return to earth a SECOND time, with ALL the SAINTS, and the Scripture says, the Lord Jesus will overthrow the man of lawlessness and sin with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming.” AMEN and HALLELUJAH!! This man of lawlessness may have control over mankind, but he, in NO way can match the Lord Jesus, who is TRULY the KING of KINGS and the LORD of LORDS. The man of lawlessness will be killed and His work destroyed. But I shudder to think of how HORRIBLY BAD it is going to be when the POWER OF LAWLESSNESS is unleashed upon the world with ALL its power. I’m so THANKFUL that I won’t be here, but my question to you is will you be here? You don’t have to be, if you will come to God with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART and CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ESCAPE the HORRENDOUS time of LAWLESSNESS, SIN, and an ETERNITY in Hell. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!