“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”
For all those who watch end times events, 2THESSALONIANS 2:3 is a critical verse: 2THESSALONIANS 2:3 contains what MUST occur BEFORE Jesus Christ returns to earth.
Many times, men studying this verse look at its events as though they were two SEPARATE ones.
BUT, the ‘revelation’ of the ‘man of sin’–in fact, the man of sin himself–is the logical culmination of the’falling away.’
The ‘falling away’ is the GREAT end times rebellion against God AND His Son, Jesus Christ.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
It is ALSO a direct result of this great end times rebellion that the kings of the earth–as a result of being DECEIVED by the dragon (Satan) and his other beast, as well as his man of sin (the false prophet, the counterfeit Messiah)–gather their armies to fight against Jesus Christ upon His return to earth.
Little else deceives man like illegitimate supernatural power. Whether it is satanic power (from Satan) or demonic power (from devils), illegitimate supernatural power is used to deceive mankind and its leaders in the last days.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse[Jesus Christ], and against his army.”
To sum up: FIRST the GREAT END TIMES REBELLION AGAINST GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST (‘falling away’) happens.
THEN–out of this confused, chaotic time–the man of sin is revealed.
The WHOLE earth is deceived–particularly those who NOW publicly INSIST that they ‘love Jesus.’
“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
WHAT side does the reader believe he will end up on during the last days: Satan’s side or God/Jesus’s side?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 25, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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