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WHO IS THE RESTRAINER?



There are differing views of the Restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7: “And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” (NKJV).

 

The Restrainer is called “the one who restrains” (ESV,NASB), “the one who holds back” (NIV), “he who letteth” (KJV), or he who is keeping down” (YLT). Whoever the Restrainer is, He has great power that hinders the advance of the Antichrist and prevents the satanic kingdom from overwhelming the world.

 

One of the most common theories is that the Restrainer is the Holy Spirit. This has never sat quite right with me, but I have remained open to whatever revelation that the Lord would like to bring. When asked this question at the previous 24 Wisdoms Class – Koof (ק), the Holy Spirit flowed: If the Holy Spirit is the Restrainer and was completely taken out of the world, our world would cease to exist because the Holy Spirit hovered over all the waters of creation and is therefore part of all of creation.

 

We will all find out who or what the Restainer is shortly. I, for one, am glad to be given the understanding that the Holy Spirit is not the Restrainer. All we need to do is fix our eyes on the author and perfecter of our faith – Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and He will leads us into all truth: “When He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13).

 

Righteous truth is a vital refuge crux in these last days. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, , 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Romans 1:18-23).

 

May you and yours receive the love of the truth so that y’all may be saved! The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they ALL MAY BE CONDEMNED WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

 

May you and yours speak the truth in love, so that you may grow up in all things into Christ (Eph. 4:15)!

 

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

 

 

Written May 24, 2024 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!

 

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