The Lord Jesus will eventually overthrow the lawless one who tried to take His place.

BibleGateway: 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12

ESV Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12

2 Thessalonians 2:5-12 (Listen)

Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 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: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 259:
Flung to the Heedless Winds

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Flung to the heedless winds 
Or on the waters cast, 
The martyrs’ ashes, watched, 
Shall gathered be at last. 
And from that scattered dust, 
Around us and abroad, 
Shall spring a plenteous seed 
Of witnesses for God. 

2. The Father hath received 
Their latest living breath, 
And vain is Satan’s boast 
Of vict’ry in their death. 
Still, still, though dead, they speak, 
And, trumpet-tongued, proclaim 
To many a wakening land 
The one availing Name. 


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