TUESDAY , MAY 17
Scripture: II Thessalonians 2:5-11
We are told in verses 5-11 that the mystery of lawlessness is already at work and only the Holy Spirit is restraining him. But there is a day coming when the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way. Then the Lord will come and consume the lawless one because he works through deception in the power of signs and lying wonders. That deception is considerable. It even says that God will give people strong delusion that they should believe the lie so they will be condemned with him. All those who take pleasure in unrighteousness will find themselves in this place. Satan is actually doing a service. He is gathering together a growing group of people who refuse to order their flesh by the Spirit of God who are looking for justification to do what they want to do when they want to do it. This all begins with the spirit of mammon. It begins with the justification of accumulating and doing whatever I want to do with it rather than yielding to the Holy Spirit. An antichrist spirit always exalts self and the spirit of mammon always allows us to do what we want to do with what we have. The lines are drawn! The choice is ours!