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 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, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing.
They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
The Scripture above is 2 Thessalonians 2
The understanding that has been given to me, written in my heart is that God has preserved and protected his people not to know too much truth for it might be traumatic for the psyche/soul.
Before the revealing of truth is given, we must be willing to relinquish the lie. Now you will know what I am talking about if you have the lovable aunt, all sweetness and smiles - when deep down she might have some deep unresolved healing need and kinship rivalry issue with her sister.
So the world population are being trained to trust leaders, who might not be serving the people in truth of in their best interests...but do not be too quick to think that none are. Some are.
We must be willing to seek the people who do not deny Christ or his Crucifiction and Ressurrection - for the ressurrection is most profoundly important for every one of us, wherever we are.
The return of Christ is expected and taught around the world - so it is not as if this is unknown about. The man of lawlessness - the one who rejects the law and authority of God is foretold.
What they did....they corrupted God's Holy Law.
This has happened before. Trust was given and broken.
The return of Jesus is for a reason. Understand why.
Peace be with you