Coming Of The Antichrist!
Pastor Jerry Ghirardo
2 Thessalonians 2:5-12
August 25th, 2019
Verse of the Week
8 “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.”
~ 2 Thessalonians 2:8
1. At the appointed time, the force that is restraining the man of lawlessness will be REMOVED.
2 Thessalonians 2:6 – “And now you know what is holding him back so that he may be revealed at the proper time.”
2 Thessalonians 2:7 – “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.”
2. Then the Antichrist will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will return and OVERTHROW him.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 – “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.”
Daniel 7:26 – “But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.”
Revelation 19:20 – “But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”
3. The coming of the Antichrist will be aided by SATAN and will be accompanied by all types of signs and wonders.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 – “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.”
Revelation 13:13-14 – “And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth.”
4. Many will perish due to this DECEPTION because they refused to love the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 – “…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.”
Jeremiah 6:10 – “The word of the Lord is offensive to them and they find no pleasure in it.”