The Restraint of the Mystery of Lawlessness

An insightful post.

Things Received

Mountains and Valleys

In light of recent events, both in the United States and elsewhere, it may be tempting to question God. Perhaps we might wonder why God didn’t stop certain things from occurring, or even question His goodness toward us. In light of these issues I was recently helped by some sharing from a Christian sister. She flipped the whole issue for me: we need to be extremely grateful that God has prevented so many other disasters and acts of violence from occurring!

Her sharing was based on 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8, which reads as follows:

For it is the mystery of lawlessness that is now operating, but only until the one now restraining goes out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed (whom the Lord Jesus will slay by the breath of His mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of His coming).

These verses are very mysterious…

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