2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
- I tell you, that if you don't notice this great falling away as happening before our very eyes, in these current days and at this very time, you are either one of the unwilling or one of the fallen. As a believer, If you don't recognize the times for what they are, I fear that you, too, will become part of the falling away (if you haven't already)!
2 Thessalonians 2:5-8
(5) Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? (6) And now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
This next part is very important to understand what we are seeing with many who by all appearances, walked with Christ in outward word and deeds.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
(9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Something worldly caught their eye, enticed their thoughts and filled their hearts with sin. What I see and notice are these two immediate sins that run deep and are far-reaching:
1: Racism/Nationalism, that is the desire and belief that one race is superior and all else is treated as subservient. This will ALWAYS affect how you view and treat others. (Just one of the things God's word says about this is found in 1 John 4:20-21: If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.)
2: Lust. Lust for sex, other, money, power, material possessions.
We stand in dire need of living crucified lives in and for Christ, letting our faith grow deep roots in Him. Roots of faith that will help us abide and endure, and to stand in these last days.
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