2:1-12. ADMONITION.
C  M  1-3. Exhortation: negative.
    N  c  -3-. The apostasy: open.
        d  -3. The man of sin.
         e  4. The character of his acts.
   M  5,6. Exhortation: positive.
    N  c  7. The mystery: secret.
        d  8. The lawless one.
         e  9-12. The character of his acts.

2 Thessalonians 2)

1: Now we beseech you (I want to talk to you very seriously), brethren, on behalf of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (this is the subject), and by our gathering together to Him, (There is nothing complicated about this. Our subject is the return of Jesus and our gathering back to Him. Note nothing has been said, or will be said about flying away.)
2: To the end that you all be not quickly shaken in mind, nor be troubled, neither by spirit-communication, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of the Lord is present (the day of Christ is the day of v.1. The day of the Lord is the day of O.T. prophecy, see Isa.2:12. Donít you believe anyone other than the Word of God. He is speaking here about a letter. This letter was the 1st book of Thessalonians that the Thessalonians misunderstood. This is where they misunderstand and get the rapture.)
3: Let not any one deceive you by any means (they are trying to! Lit. according to no way. A double negative for emphasis):

because that day shall not come, except (or before) there come the falling away first (= apostasy, falling away from the truth. Event before the return of Christ when anti-Christ [= instead of Christ] shows up. This falling away is the apostasy or the confusion brought on by Babel.),

and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (= Satan, destruction, death. See Isa.14:12-16. It must come 1st before we gather back to Christ and that man, NOT a beast, of sin be revealed, the son of perdition:

PERDITION: G684 - apoÓĄleia ap-o'-li-a - From a presumed derivative of G622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): - damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.

One of the base roots of Satanís names, and there is only one son that is announced already to perdition which is to say to perish, and that is Satan himself; meaning what? Christ will not return, and donít let any letter or spirit deceive you, He will NOT return to this earth until this son of perdition appears on earth first.);

4: Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is an object of worship; so that he (i.e. the Anti-Christ, pretending to be in place of God) sits in the Temple of God (i.e. Jerusalem), showing himself that he is God. (Now letís get this real good. Before Christ returns to this earth Paul tells us this false one, this son that perishes, must sit in Jerusalem claiming to be God or Jesus, which is to say "instead of Christ" or "antichrist". So death did not enter this earth with Able and death did not enter this earth with Adam and Eve's sin. Death entered this earth with Satan in the world that was, that 1st age. Now true enough, death entered this earth age but you've got to realize the difference when you say this earth and the perimeters thereof and focus only on this particular age. That's what's wrong with most Christians and that's why we have evolution taught in our schools, because Christians aren't wise enough to really understand the creation. And scientifically you can document the fact that this earth is millions of years old. Documentaries are done with the dinosaur tracts and so forth. But God's Word declares the earth as being eons old as well. It's just that to Christians, it just seems to be a little bit slow. Why? They allow the ministry to place those perimeters at the beginning of this earth age and the end of this earth age as 6000 years and that's all that they can see. They can't see past that. They can't see before it or after it even in the prophecy because they have not been taught.)

5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? (Traditions of man try to confuse it.)
6 And now you know what holds fast that he might be revealed in his own season. (Michael is holding Satan in heaven. He will continue to hold him, until he boots Satan out onto the earth. That which holds him fast is the pit of the abyss [Rev. 9:1; 12:7; 13:1])

7 For the mystery of lawlessness (since the Garden of Eden) does already work actively: only he who holds holds fast will let (In the Greek there is only a transitive verb which cannot stand alone. It has no subject or object. Therefore it must connect back to ďheĒ, that which was spoken of through verses 4 and 6. The verb must transfer back to that one that sits in the place claiming to be Christ, but in fact is the son that perishes. You will find in Revelation 12:7 that it is Michael that casts this evil one out on to the earth along with his angel and that he will play the role of this antichrist. If the subject be Satan, the object must be his position in the hevenlies [Eph. 6:12], from which he will be ejected by Michael [Rev. 12:7-9]), until he (Satan) be taken out of the midst.

8 And then (this is the subject) shall the lawless one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth (the two-edged sword, the truth), and shall bring to naught with the brightness of His coming: (After the falling away. 1st tribulation - the coming of Satan; the 2nd tribulation - the coming of Christ.)

9 Even Him, whose coming is after (not before) the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (All supernatural. The deception, those miracles, the snapping of the fingers with lightning and fire coming from heaven... Will he deceive you? I think not!)
10 And with all [form of] deceit of unrighteousness in the perishing; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (The believed a lie - the "rapture". It is real sad that people will listen to man and church systems rather than reading Godís Word in its simplicity)
11 And because of this God shall send them strong delusion (= a working error. See Isaiah 29:10-16.), that they should believe a lie: (Because they don't want truth. If someone will not study His Word, He's going to make sure that they are deceived, because He doesn't want them to come into the knowledge that they would not be able to stand against Satan as an entity, as spurious Messiah and bow down to Satan, who they think is Christ on this earth. It falls upon the unforgivable sin, refusing to let the Holy Spirit to speak through them. Will you believe that lie? The majority will. It is written. It is Fathers word that states they will. Satan is very intelligent. He is not some 666 mark but an entity that works supernatural powers)
12 In order that they all might be condemned (or judged) who believed not the truth (the written Word), but were well pleased in unrighteousness. (Mark 13:17.)

13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord,

because God from the beginning (the 1st earth age. See Eph. 1:4) chose you to salvation through sanctification (see Rom. 6:19) of the Spirit (the Sanctifier. Cp. 1 Pet. 1:2) and belief of the truth: (Beloved do you understand Godís word in its simplicity? In the simplicity which Christ taught?)

14 To which He called you by our good news, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (The true Savior.)
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and lay hold on (hold fast) the traditions (of the Word, not man's) which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which loved us, and gave us everlasting consolation (see Luke 6;24. Acts 4:36) and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work. (You can help people understand God's word.)

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