Scripture to Read: 2 Thessalonians 2:8
One day all evil, all death and all sin will be ended, and we, as believers, will live in perfection with our Lord to worship and adore Him forever. When the lawless one is revealed, he will lead all the nations of the earth into one final and foolish battle against Israel. This is the Battle of Armageddon, as mentioned in Revelation 16:16. All the armies of the earth will come together to wage war against our Lord Jesus Christ. We read here in 2 Thessalonians 2:8 that the breath of Jesus’ mouth (this is the Word of God - Isaiah 11:4; Isaiah 30:28, 33; Job 4:9; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 2:16; Revelation 19:15) and the brightness of our Lord’s coming will bring utter destruction of all His enemies. So, to be clear, Christ will appear in all His glory and splendor and by His appearance and the breath of His mouth He will destroy the antichrist and all his forces. Armageddon will probably be the shortest battle in history. The result from Armageddon will be a shameful defeat for all the nations who followed the antichrist. The Good News for every believer is that we are on the winning side, with our Lord Jesus Christ. When we consider that the very breath and appearance of our Lord will destroy all evil for all time, it is an incredibly sobering thought. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the KING of all kings and the LORD of all Lords, and He alone is worthy of our worship, praise, and obedience every day.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about His power vs. the antichrist’s power?
2. How does what you have learned change the way you view God and view Satan?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!