“7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he (the Church) who now lets (hinders) will let (hinder), until he (the church) be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His Mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His Coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12.
The mystery of iniquity that “does already work” (vs. 7) prophesy in the Name of Jesus. In the Name of Jesus they cast out devils. They have done many wonderful works in the Name of Jesus. However, Jesus will profess to them: “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:22-23).
This iniquity that does already work promotes from the pulpit acceptance of sin nature’s dominion over the Believer by keeping them bound by the law of sin and death. Please allow me to explain because with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, Believers are perishing…God’s Children are perishing. They are following the “power and signs and lying wonders” (vs. 9) instead of the signs following them.
Those who preach iniquity come as an angel of light.
“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.
These workers of iniquity will direct the Believers focus into the workers power, signs and wonders and exhort them to imitate these works. In other words, the workers of iniquity will declare victory through various methods, many of which may be Scriptural doctrines but were not given for dominion over sin. There is only ONE answer given by God for dominion over sin and that is Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
“ For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus require our faith be placed in Jesus and HIS finished work for dominion over sin…not other doctrines, no matter how Scriptural or religious they may seem. Therefore the declaration of the workers of iniquity to perform any other method for victory over sin (12 steps, 40 days, 21 days, ceremonies, etc.) is iniquity and keeps the Believer bound by the law of sin and death.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
The workers of iniquity (false teachers) have Believer’s declaring the secret power of speaking God’s Word but they receive not because they ask amiss that they may consume it upon their own lusts (James 4:3). The Believer’s faith is directed to what they did, their declaration, which was nothing more than presumption to consume upon their own lusts. These declarations and decrees make the Cross of Christ of no effect in the Believer’s life if not given by the Lord for the particular situation and the Believer is perishing.
The mystery of iniquity does already work. It is alive and well in the church today. If we do not receive the love of the Truth, the Lord will see to it we receive a strong delusion and believe a lie. That lie that separates the wheat and the tares. The lie that makes the Cross of Christ on no effect. The lie that keeps the Believer bound by the law of sin and death and causes them to perish.
“21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23.
Have you believed a lie? Ask God to show you. He is faithful to lead us into all Truths according to His Word…not mine, not yours but HIS. Test the spirits, whether they are of God. Prayerfully consider.
-Donna Clark Warren