27 And he will confirm a covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come the one who makes desolate, until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, gushes forth on the one who makes desolate.
The word “he” in the passage refers to The Antichrist. The “confirm a covenant” means to strengthen a treaty that already exists. The “one week” refers to seven years. “The wing of abominations” was prophesied in Daniel 9:27 & Matthew 24:15, which is still to be fulfilled in the future as seen in Revelation 13:14-15 which will be the image of the Antichrist standing on the corner of the Third Temple.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
1 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, regarding the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit, or a message, or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
The phrase “brothers and sisters” refers to the Christians residing in Thessalonica. “The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” is in reference to the rapture of the believers. When it says, “gathering together to Him” it refers to meeting Jesus in the clouds. The phrase “disturbed either by a spirit” is talking about a demonic spirit.
The word “deceive” means to be tricked. The word “apostasy” means when a professing Christian abandons his faith in Jesus Christ, revealing he wasn’t saved in the first place. The title “man of lawlessness” refers to the Antichrist. The Antichrist will be “revealed” when he presents himself on the world stage. The phrase “the temple” is alluding to a future and functioning Third Temple. The phrase “displaying himself as being God” shows the true intent of the false Messiah. The Antichrist will claim to be God in the flesh.
All Scripture was taken from the NASB 2020
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