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My name is Al, I am new to this forum. I found Mr. Ray's website while searching for truth And indeed it has been a complete revelation to me. I thank the Father for leading me here.

I just wanted to ask one question if someone can help me understand.  2Thes 2:6-7 speaks of a restrainer. Can anyone one tell me who or what it is? I now believe what Mr. Ray said that the man of sin is me.  But who is doing the restraining?

Thank you all very much


Dennis Vogel:
Hi Al. Welcome to the forum.

Welcome Al! Enjoy your stay here.

Dave in Tenn:
Good to meet you, Al.

I can't locate a particular quote directly on this passage, but try this link:  http://bible-truths.com/lake14.html

An excerpt:


Here then is what must be accomplished in your life before you die:

    "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power: THAT the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be GLORIFIED IN YOU [IN YOU], and YE IN HIM, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ" (II Thes. 1:11-12)!!

How then does our Apostle Paul tell us this MUST be accomplished? What must happen? What must we do? Or rather what must Jesus do IN US? Here is the Scriptural answer:

    "Now we beseech YOU, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.

    That ye be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that THE DAY OF CHRIST [The Day of the Lord] is at hand [FOR YOU...].

    Let no man deceive YOU by any means: for that day shall not come [TO YOU…] except there come a FALLING AWAY FIRST [BY YOU…], and the man of sin be revealed the son of perdition [IN YOU…TO YOU…]; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped [IN YOU…]; so that he as God sits in the temple of God [‘which temple YE ARE’ II Cor. 6:16] showing himself that HE IS [YOU ARE / I AM] a god

    Remember ye not, that when I was yet with YOU, I told YOU these things?

    And now ye know what withholds [is restraining, is detaining—‘the falling away FIRST’] that he [‘the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition’—YOU…] might be revealed in his time [in YOU and TO YOU—individually, not collectively] in his time [‘his {particular} time’]—FOR YOU and FOR ME and for ALL BELIEVERS IN ALL GENERATIONS UNTIL JESUS COMES TO US ALL, COLLECTIVELY, AS THE MANIFEST SONS OF GOD]."

Long before Jesus can have a COMPANY of manifest SONS and DAUGHTERS of God, there has to be individual begettals by the Holy Spirit of God in chosen individuals in every generation leading up to the coming of the Lord at the end of this age.

    "For the mystery [secret, hidden truth] of iniquity [lawlessness] does already work [‘is inwardly working’ The Emphasized New Testament: A New Translation (J. B. Rotherham)]: only he who now lets will let [‘only he who restrains will do so’], until he be taken out of the way.

    And then shall that Wicked [Lawless One] be revealed IN [IN YOU] and TO YOU, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit [breath] of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming;

    Even him [not original], whose coming [the man of sin called son of perdition IN YOU] is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders" (II Thes. 2:1-9).


Ask yourself what is being "restrained".  When you answer that, it may become apparent who or what is doing the "restraining".



Hi Al, welcome to the forum. May God bless you with knowledge, understanding and wisdom, as we all are seeking.


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