Tag: sets himself in the temple
Scripture reading for December 8th: 1st Thessalonians 4-5, 2nd Thessalonians 1-3
Key Scriptures: 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-4 “Concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him, we ask you brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come, until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will 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.”
Paul was concerned about false teachers who were leading the church astray concerning the gathering of Christ’s people at His return. He told them to check out all messages by the Word. That day would not come until a great rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed. He would exalt himself above God and set himself up as God in the Temple of God. These events were declared in Daniel’s prophesy.
Thankful for prophetic warning: “The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress the saints and try to change the set times and the laws. ” (Daniel 7:24-25)