We’re living in some of the most crucial moments in history. End-time events are happening all around us. On one hand, the signs of Jesus’ coming are unfolding just like He said they would in Matthew 24. On the other hand, the Devil is accelerating his ungodly agenda. He’s darkening people’s minds and infiltrating families, communities, governments, and nations. He’s forging full speed ahead toward his ultimate goal of raising up an Antichrist world leader.
He would have achieved that goal already if it wasn’t for this: something is holding him back. As the apostle put it, there’s a force on the earth that’s “restraining him [from being revealed at this time]….”
For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way. (2 Thess. 2:7 Amp.)
What is this restraining force? Who is it that’s hindering the Devil’s operations and keeping his antichrist spirits at bay? It’s the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ! The Church is the only body of people on earth powerful enough to stop Satan’s plans. We’re the only ones on this planet who have the spiritual authority to bind up the Devil’s strategies.Continue reading