Sharing some understanding Jesus has been giving me about the man of sin being revealed. Charlene and I were talking about this for awhile. All the mysteries of Gods Kingdom happen when we are born again… including the man of sin being revealed (mystery of iniquity).
It’s so offensive for most to to look at themselves in truth. We are quick to look at everyone else outwardly (so many are waiting for who they think is the antichrist), but not many will look at themselves honestly and ask Jesus to show them the truth about themselves. My whole real walk w Jesus started when He led me to pray that He would show me the truth… I wasnt expecting Him to show me the truth about my own heart. That I was full of sin. To the very core. There was nothing in me but sin. It was the truth that set me free and caused me to cry out to Jesus and be filled with His Spirit.
The falling away isnt the church system… I used to think it was, but Charlene reminded me that they have ALWAYS been false. From the very beginning. Sure it could mean people falling away, but those who are born of the Spirit dont fall away. It goes deeper than that. Its personal.
The heart of stone is the man of sin revealed. The son of perdition. It is the heart of every single person on this planet. We are born with it. The antichrist spirit. The spirit of adam. The mark of the beast. It’s in every single person before they are born again, and most will die with the mark because they will not come to Christ so that the antichrist spirit will be tossed off the thone. Man is a beast without Christ and the old heart of stone is the bottomless pit of lusts and desires. The lion lays down with the wolf when Christ indwells a person. Gods Kingdom is now.
That man of sin must be revealed before Christ comes in. People gotta understand why they need Christ. The falling away is of the outer man… When the outer man falls away, Jesus shows you the very core of who you are… full of sin and in need of a savior. the flesh opposes everything that is Christ. The antichrist is a spirit that sits in the heart of man, exalting himself and claiming to be his own god and demanding worship (of self or anything other than Christ). Its in every single person on the planet.
When Christ comes in that spirit (satan) is bound 1000 years (not literal, its our life in Christ).
So many are waiting for a physical 3rd temple to be built and the antichrist to “be revealed”… not realizing that YOU are the 3rd temple… all man made physical temples are false. Man has always made himself a god in his own mind. Sitting on the throne of his own heart. Doing as he pleases.
When the man of sin is revealed (by Gods conviction in every single heart)… and that Wicked is revealed (the heart of man is desperately wicked and who could know it)… the Lord consumes with His Spirit at His coming (when we are born again)… the Spirit of God consumes all flesh (He increases and we decrease) from us on the inside. He overcomes sin and wickedness IN us.
You must be born again.
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:2 Thessalonians 2:1-8