KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 ” Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”
Apostle Paul wrote to the brethren in Thessalonica concerning the Lord’s coming. He tried to alleviate them of their fears that they should not be scared about certain information going round that the Lord had come.
He went on to state the very cardinal events that would occur before the Lord comes. He stated the following two invents would precede the Lord’s coming.
1. A falling away. (The great apostasy)
2. The revelation of the man of sin.
These are the two main events that will take place before the Lord comes.
In Matthew 24, the Lord Jesus explained to the disciples how events leading to the end would be. In Matthew 24:8b, 9, the Lord said “All these are the beginning of sorrows; then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake”. What is going to cause all nations to hate the Christians? In Revelations chapter 13, the Bible spoke about the revelation of the man of sin, the Antichrist or the beast.
In Revelation 13:16, 17 the Bible said the following about this man of sin. “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or their fore head: And that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name”.
In recent times we have seen the introduction of the bio chip which contains the vital data of the individual.This chip is inserted into the right hand or the forehead, just as the Bible said. We see it as a preparation for the man of sin. The bio chip is also meant to be a means of all business transactions in every form. Those who do not have this bio chip cannot buy or sell. The world is advocating for a cashless society. This is one of the things that it believes would help achieve that. If you do not take the bio chip then you would be treated as a criminal. The church would be persecuted because,they would not take it.
Presently India has adapted the bio chip and its population of 1.2 billion people are all supposed to be enrolled into the programme of placing it in their right hand or foreheads.Christians have already started refusing it. It would soon be adapted in other nations.
Would this mark the great persecution of believers worldwide, that the Lord Jesus spoke about? Would this cause many to give up their faith as Apostle Paul said would happen before the Lord comes? What kind of Christian are you? Renew your dedication to Christ NOW, so you would be ready to stand for Him when conditions are adverse
I am not ignorant of the event leading to the coming of the master. My life is dedicated to Him. I receive grace to stand in such times.
Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
James 1:12 ” Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him”.