Psalms 60-62; 2 Thessalonians 2

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. But the one who restrains is to do so only for the present, until he is removed from the scene. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord [Jesus] will kill with the breath of his mouth and render powerless by the manifestation of his coming, the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie, and in every wicked deceit for those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth so that they may be saved. Therefore, God is sending them a deceiving power so that they may believe the lie, that all who have not believed the truth but have approved wrongdoing may be condemned.

The Thessalonians were shaken by a message purporting to come from Paul himself that the “day of the Lord” was already present.  He warned against this deception by citing a scenario of events that had to occur first.  Paul’s main point was the need to reject lies that Satan sends; we too must reject the lies he’s sending today.

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