The Spirit of Lawlessness Unleashed

If you are like me, you feel alarmed at the lawlessness that seems to have been released in our society these days.  From last weeks depiction from the female comedian Kathy Griffin of the beheading of mannequin head of President Trump to the defacing of the personal property of the NBA super star Lebron James because of his race.  Now this week the play, Julius Caesar depicting a Trump like Julius Caesar who is assassinated by stabbing and pulling his body a part.  What is this that seems to be unleashed.  Is it because now with social media every moment is instantly recorded and now available to millions?  Or has there always been this much lawlessness and we never new about it because of the limitation of technology in the past?

Scripture addresses this issue and even warns of this being a sign of the coming of our Lord, Yeshua.  In 2 Thessalonians 2 warns us that there will be a great falling away  until the “son of lawlessness” is revealed.  This is a spirit that has been released because of a Godlessness mindset in society.  It is a spirit that 1) opposes God, 2)exalts itself above all that is called of God, and 3) showing itself that it is God.  2 Thess. 2: 4.

Rabbi Paul continues to write in verses 5-10,

Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He[d] who now restrains will do so until He[e] is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

  1. the mystery of lawlessness is already at work…
  2. it is the working of satan,
  3. with all power, signs, and lying wonders and with unrighteous deception with those who are perishing.
  4. For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they believe the lie
  5. that they may be condemned who did not believe…

Wow, those are some strong words for society we live in!

The answer for those who believe in Yeshua is:  2 Thess. 2: 13-17:

  1.  Stand fast to the word of God
  2.  Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,
  3. comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

Another words it is the Love for God and His word and a Love for your fellow man even your enemies that will overcome the spirit of lawlessness.  Walk In Love!  Something to think about!



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