What/Who is the Restrainer?
II Thessalonians 2:1-12
The Coming of the Lord Jesus is near and we are to be prepared, but He will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18 >
1. What is the Coming/Day of the Lord?
Matthew 24:3-8; 29-31
2. What is the rebellion/falling away?
'Apostasiaâ€™ (apostasy) = defection, forsaking of the truth
3. Who is the man of lawlessness?
Matthew 24:15-16 >
Daniel 9:26-27; 11:36-37
â€˜â€¦he sets himself up in Godâ€™s templeâ€™ â€“ â€˜Naosâ€™ = used of the temple in Jerusalem, but only of the sacred building.
4. Who or what holds back the secret power of sin/lawlessness â€“ the man of sin, that will be taken out of the way and then the lawless one will be revealed?
I believe it is the restraining power of God thru the Holy Spirit â€“ He will be taken out of the wayâ€¦ but not removed from the earth.