11 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4
3. 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;
4.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.
We have heard many interpret these scriptures to mean that there will be an Antichrist World Ruler who will be in power over all the earthly realm and that he will sit in a physical temple and say that he is God. I do not believe that is what the scripture is saying.
Malachi 3 verses 16-18 says the Lord will publicly declare those who belong to Him and then in 18, Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.
11 Thess. 2:3 says that the man of sin will be revealed. This does not only mean one wicked ruler. The day of the Lord will reveal this because of His judgments and His rewards that He pours out.
However, the Anti-Christ spirit I believe is already at work performing verse 4. It is the Anti-Christ spirit who opposes God and exalts himself above Him in every way that he can. He takes God’s seat in God’s temple and shows himself that he is God. What is the temple of God but the heart of man? He is so prideful that he shows himself that he is God and the heart that he has invaded. But he is not telling the world that he is God like some teachers have taught.
Who are at risk but the idolaters in the Church? They are more accountable to God because their privileges have been so great. We must guard our heart and our loves. We must not allow anything inferior to invade our life or we will be in danger of this.
11 Thess. 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. KJV.
This scripture has been interpreted to mean the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way when the rapture happens. Just where does it say that?
Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts…”
We have to let the Holy Spirit rule in our hearts and lives. If we do not, the Anti-Christ spirit will be right there to jump into your spirit and invade it if you “let,” him. He will let him rule in his heart until he is taken out of the way by the breath of the Lord when He returns, (8).
I believe all this will be revealed when Babylon falls, and judgment will peak, and many will fall away because they were not raptured away and are facing unforeseen death and destruction.
Matthew 12:43-45 says that if we do not fill up our hearts with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit but leave it unoccupied, that Satan will return with 7 more evil spirits and the condition will be worse than before. I believe this explains why the Beast has 7 heads. This is God’s judgment on His people who have not given Him FirstPlace in their hearts and lives.
Psalm 91:9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
10. There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. Amp.