This Sunday we come to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, one of the more difficult chapters to understand in the Bible. Paul is writing about evidences that the rapture has not happened yet. One of the primary evidences is, the fact that the “Man of Lawlessness,” or the Antichrist, has not appeared yet. In saying this he gives a description of the insidious work of this satanic world ruler. The reason that Paul writes on the subject is to encourage the reader to stand firm on the truth of the gospel and be strengthened in every good work. There is much good work that we need to do together for the sake of the gospel. Let us be encouraged by God’s word this week.