Who Restrains the Secret Power of Sin?
II Thessalonians 1:1-12
Main Point:The one who holds back the secret power of sin/lawlessness now will be taken out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed.
Two very important things to note (verse 6) â€˜whatâ€™ = neuter (verse 7) the â€˜oneâ€™ = masculine
1.Roman Empire/Emperor? (Pax Romana â€“ neuter) and Roman Emperor (masculine)
Roman Empire fell 476 AD!
2.Revived Roman Empire? Euro-Roman empire (neuter) could arise with a charismatic leader (masculine)
3.The Principle of Law in general?
Does not meet the requirements.
4.The Holy Spirit (in the Church)! Spirit (pneuma) = neuter, and Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit with the pronoun â€˜Heâ€™ = masculine.
After the Lawless one has been revealed, the Lord Jesus will overthrow and destroy him.
Implications: Have you gotten off track?
Get back on!!
Have you surrendered your life to the coming conquering Christ?!
We must be saved today!
II Corinthians 11:3-4