For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. 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: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2Th 2:7-12)
From the men of renown in Noah's day that had corrupted the whole world to the point of judgment and destruction, to the false teachers and prophets in Israel that led the people in idol worship, to the Pharisees of Jesus' day who had nullified the Word of GOD and had become disobedient in their legalism, to the cults and organized religions of today who have turned the Gospel of reconciliation by faith through grace to a system of works and bondage, to that final GOD hating world dictator who will call himself god and the messiah, there will always be resistance, ridicule, and rebellion on the part of those who hate GOD and His righteousness which comes by Jesus Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary.
We don't look for the lawless one, that man of sin, but we look for the return of our Lord to take us Home to be with Him. While we are here, the Spirit which indwells us, will continue to lead and guide us through His Word, directing us about our Father's business, on mission for Him. We minister to those who are hurting and in need, speaking the Truth in love, and giving as GOD provides, that they may know our Lord Jesus as we know Him. We disciple one another in the Word of GOD, growing in grace, and loving one another as we experience GOD together as His body, His temple, and His family. We witness to those without, that they may know the Truth, and receive Jesus Christ by faith in Him and His Gospel and know forgiveness through repentance and the Good News of reconciliation with the Father and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.