Jesus Is Coming
- Wednesday, July 02, 2008
B. The man of sin will be revealed (v. 3b).
This is an apparent reference to the Antichrist. Verse 4 describes the man of sin. "He opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped." Paul is saying that the Day of the Lord will not come until certain things happen.
III. God is still in control (vv. 5-8).
Paul reminds the Thessalonians again of the things he had previously taught them. He is striving to turn their eyes to the One who is in absolute control of the affairs of heaven and earth.
A. The man of sin is restrained by God (v. 7).
B. The man of sin will be destroyed by Jesus (v. 8).
Charles Ryrie reminds us that the very appearance of Jesus Christ will put the devil out of business. I have often heard the noted Bible teacher John Phillips speak on the subject of the Second Coming as it relates to the Antichrist and the Battle of Armageddon. Phillips says that Jesus will speak two words, and the battle will be over. The two words are: "Drop dead!"
Brothers and sisters, fellow Christians don’t live in fear or confusion. Look up, the Lord is on the throne. He still holds the scepter of universal power. He is the Lord of lords and King of kings.
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