At the exact "middle" point of the 7 year Tribulation the man of sin ["antichrist" as he is called today] will stand in the newly-built Jerusalem temple & "exalt himself above God & every object of worship......displaying himself as being God". [2 Thess.2:4]
It is at this "mid-7 year point" when he is "revealed" to the world in his true wicked nature. Up until the Mid-7 year point, his masquerade of 'goodness' will still fool spiritually-blind and unsuspecting people worldwide. This is symbolized at the "start" of the 7 year Tribulation when he appears to the world as a "rider on a white horse". [Rev.6:2]. Clearly, this is the exact scenario already shaped up today. [ below Link ]
However, in the "middle" of the 7 years at his "revealing", the most extreme evil that will ever exist on earth will sud- denly become unleashed in this 1 man during the ensuing nightmare of the Great Tribulation. Prophetically, this event is clearly in view & will occur in the not-too-distant future.
Daniel, John & Paul.... [ revealed @ Mid-7 years ]
Daniel pinpointed the man of sin's "revealing" as taking place at the exact "middle" of the 7 year Tribulation. He called it the "abomination of desolation". [Daniel 9:27].
Then, in line with Daniel, the Apostle John unfolds the man of sin's "revealing" also at the exact Mid-7 year point of the Tribulation period, represented in Revelation Chapter 13.
Of this Mid-7 year point & the man of sin's "revealing" the Apostle Paul said:
"And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth & bring to an end by the appear- ance of His coming; that is the one (antichrist) whose coming is in accord with the activity of satan, with all power & signs & false wonders, & with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a delu- ding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness." [2 Thess.2:8-12].
God's people will "recognize" him before the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation...
True believers who are led by the Spirit & rooted in God's Word will have the spiritual discernment to identify the man of sin, even before the "start" of the 7 year Tribulation. God's Word itself will be the cause of this. The End Time body of Christ is given much insight from God's Word in order to accurately discern & recognize the the man of sin when he appears in the world at the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation period. [Dan.9:27 / Rev.6:2 / graph below].
2500 years ago, Daniel gave much insight about the End Time man of sin. After Daniel, came the Apostle John who pro- vided even more insight & clarity to the forthcoming man of sin, calling him a "false prophet". [Rev.16:13, 19:20, 20:10]. Then, over the next 1800 years, other major men of God also recognized the true profile of the man of sin. Christians like John Calvin, John Wesley, Sir Isaac Newton, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, John Knox, D. L. Moody, Charles Finney, Charles Spurgeon, Galileo Galilei... ALL recognized & AGREED on the exact profile of the man of sin, as shown in scripture.
But today, after 200 years have passed since the 1800's, God's End Time people have become naive to handling accur- ately God's Word on the topic & profile of the "man of sin".
But, in the prophetical days ahead, the razor-sharp truths of His written Word will AGAIN be handled accurately on these deeper & critical End Time insights. Eyes will be powerfully opened within God's house to the man of sin's presence in the world today. The sudden awareness of the closeness & reality of Daniel 9:27's fulfillment [signing of the 7 year Mideast Peace Agreement] will explode God's people to readi- ness for the imminent return of the King. This spiritual awake- ning amongst God's people is in the beginning stages now.
the Lord is about to "open the eyes" of His people...
Ironically, numerous successful authors in this generation who have been used greatly to ignite interest in Bible prophecy are also responsible for causing today's blindness within the body of Christ. For example, in their mis-handling of the man of sin's true profile, then most of today's "prophecy-experts" are still looking for "2 men coming": the "antichrist & the false prophet". God's people today have also naively fallen into the same mindset, pondering about "who?" these 2 men might be. How many millions of books have now been bought that promote this error? But, God's sharp written Word clearly shows that there is only 1 man coming: the False Prophet. This insight & others from God's Word are about to ignite a fresh discernment & realization within the body of Christ of the magnitude & nearness of all End Time events. As a result, God's people will suddenly become on fire with a total commitment to the Lord & His Word in readiness for His soon return.
Daniel prophesied about TODAY'S body of Christ
of the End Times...
Daniel's prophecies are about to come to pass in the body of Christ: "And those who have insight will provide understand- ing to the many." [Dan.11:33].
And, he said:
"And those who have insight will shine brightly... & those who lead the many to righteousness, will shine like the stars forever & ever." [Dan.12:3].
Right now, the Spirit of God is apprehending believers who "have insight" concerning these End Times. In the proph- etical days ahead, He will use these Spirit-filled bond-serv- ants to initially bring forth End Time insight from His written Word to His people. Truly, these Spirit-filled believers will be used powerfully of God to "provide understanding to the many" with millions of lives being saved to the glory of God.
the Wise vs. the Foolish...
Prophetically & in the face of these truthful insights which are soon-coming into the body of Christ, some prophecy teachers, book authors & even Christian leaders will cling steadfastly to their own errors from their sheer pride & arrogance. Their prime concern will be the preservation of their ministries & the exalting of their own reputation & name that they've made for themselves. Their attention will become gripped on deceit- ful spirits & doctrines of demons which oppose God's Word.
[I Tim. 4:1].
Others will, in humility & by the Spirit, recognize the truth versus the errors of their past teachings. These humble men of God will continue to be used of God because of their humility & stance in the fresh truth of God's Word rather than any interest in exalting their own ministry or name above God's Word.
This will be the "falling away" as Paul predicted which is coming. [I Tim.4:1]. The Lord Himself profiled this sharp div- ision in the End Time as "wise virgins" vs. "foolish virgins". [Math.25:1]. This coming division will be caused by the sharp truths of God's Word for the End Time which will pierce through all of the worldliness & blindness that exists today.
His Word will shine so brightly upon people's minds & hearts in the days ahead that a collective & overwhelming aware- ness of End Time events will prevail worldwide, from daily chat to the prime topic on the Headline News. The result will be a sharper & more dramatic stance globally made by people in their decision in favor of Christ, or against Him. In the awesome days coming, God's people "will shine brightly."