1. The Restraining purposes of God
2. The Coming of the Lawless One
7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Ps. 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.
Gen. 20:6 6 And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
2 Thess. 2:8-12
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Ps. 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
2 Sam. 22:16 Then the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were uncovered, at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
Isa. 11:4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
6. Brightness is an epiphany. The lawless one has a coming but not an epiphany of our Lord Jesus
7. Verse 9-10—The coming is like Satan in 4 ways and the reason is given in the verses.
8. Verses 11-12–God sends strong delusion