Think on this: “Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for the Day of the LORD will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” ” Maranatha, even so come quickly Lord Jesus.” (II Thessalonians 2:2-4)
Pray on this: Thank you Father for giving us your Holy Spirit, “To guide us into all truth and to show his things to come.” In Jesus name, AMEN! (John 16:13)
If you think you will see the antichrist sit in the temple and proclaim himself to be God then surely you either don’t believe in a pre tribulation rapture or you plan on being leff behind?
I don’t think saved man will know who the antichrist will be until the second coming when we defeat him with the Lord almighty.
The antichrist can not in my opinion rise while the Holy Spirit is still upon the land. Once that is gone then Satan can do his work.
JIM; We won’t see the man of lawlessness set himself up in the temple; because we won’t be here. Don’t forget the RAPTURE precedes the rise of the false peace-maker, the anti-Christ.
I too am in the camp that the Messiah will come after the temple is built and the man of lawlessness is revealed. To be more precise it will be sometime between the opening of the 6th* and 7th seal.
[* the 6th seal halts the great tribulation]
I believe it is foolish to oppose the word of God that clearly says the day of the Lord WON’T come until the anti-Christ is revealed. The same man that Rev. 13:7 says “will make war with the saints and overcome them.” We’ll be here – at least for some of it. But I also am not looking for a stone temple made with human hands to be built before he comes, either. That same scripture above that pokes a huge hole in a pre-tribulation rapture hope states the AC will “set himself up in God’s temple.” The body of Messiah is now God’s only temple on earth (2 Cor. 6:16). And I don’t believe God will allow for the type and shadow, which was the Jewish temple, to be restored. I think it is wiser to look at how Constantine set himself up as the doctrinal head of the church in the fourth century as a better picture of how this lawless one will takes his seat. Otherwise we will be still waiting for the building and miss the actual event.
Andy the HS will be here comforting the bride his church. Clearly, the rapture occurs at the sound of the seventh trumpet. First the dead then we who remain…. Just to be clear, No where in the bible is the HS called a restrainer. That has always been Michael job…to restrain evil. He will leave for a war in heaven then AC will have an opportunity to reveal and start is murdering rampage. The 7th trumpet precedes the 7 bowls when JC unleashes against the AC and works his way to the Mt. of Olives to meet his bride who has been raptured.
Jim, He is on His way and we will see Him soon. He is tired of all mankind’s sin, rebellion and rejection.
Shalom in Yeshua
Andy, you are on the ball. The rapture of the Church and the dead in Christ are taken up first; there then follows the 7 year tribulation period during which the third temple is built. During this period the Jews realise that Jesus really is the Messiah. The great day of the Lord is Armaggedon Rev16:14-16.
I am shocked that you would want to see the antichrist and the rebuilt temple. The wrath of God is not for the bride of Christ. God’s plan for the church and Israel and separate. He will deal with Israel and the nations when the church has been removed from this Earth. There is no prophecy regarding when the rapture will occur. Antichrist can’t be revealed until we are gone. His identity is idle speculation, we won’t know him. There will be global evangelization during the tribulation. 144,000 Jews will be sealed with the Holy Spirit and even the two witnesses will be in Jerusalem to spread the gospel. It will be hell on Earth but not for the church, we will be gone. To teach otherwise is not rightly dividing the word of truth. It is gross error.
The spirit of AC has been and is in operation on earth for generations. His physical appearance on the earth will only enhance what has been predicted. Whether the Bride shall see the AC being on the seat before rapture or after, the fact is that the signs are on and whether the Temple will have been built before or after, the preparations of the same has been on and will continue. The signs of the last days are with us and what we need to do is to stay prepared for the second coming of the Messiah.