TIMES OF LAWLESSNESS
（2Thessalonians 2:7-9 ）For the mystery of lawlessnessis already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawlessone is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
（帖撒羅尼迦後書2:7-9）“7 因為那不法的隱意已經發動，只是現在有一個攔阻的，等到那攔阻的被除去，8 那時這不法的人必顯露出來。主耶穌要用口中的氣滅絕他，用降臨的榮光廢掉他。9 這不法的人來，是照撒但的運動，行各樣的異能、神蹟，和一切虛假的奇事，“ (和合本)
（1John 2:18）18Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us,
(2Corinthians 11:13-15) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministersalso transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
(Matthew 24:4~5,11)And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceivesyou. Formany will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
(馬太24:4~5,11) ”4耶穌回答他們：“你們要小心，不要被人迷惑；5因為許多人要假冒我的名而來，說：‘我就是基督’，並且要迷惑許多的人。11 也有許多假先知出現，要迷惑許多人。”（新譯）
(Matthew 7:21-23)Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
(Ecclesiastes 1:9) What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
(Esther 1:8)In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had ordered all the officers of his household, that they should do according to each man’s pleasure.
(Esther 1:15) What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?”
(Esther 1:19) If it please the king, let there go forth a royal commandmentfrom him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, that Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus, and that the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
(Esther 2:11~12a)And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women’s house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her. Now when the turn of every maiden was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that it had been done to her according to the law for the women,
(Esther 3:13~14)And letters were sent by posts into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day,even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey. The copy of the writing, to be given out for a decree in every province, was to be published unto all peoples, that they should be ready against that day.
(Esther 4:16) Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I also and my maidens will fast in like manner; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.’
(Esther 3:10) So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews.
(1 Samuel 15:20)And Saul said unto Samuel: ‘Yea, I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
(Esther 3:12)The king’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month
(Esther 4:16) “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day”
(Daniel 2:32~33) As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay.
(Daniel 2:38b~40a)you are the head of gold. Another kingdom inferior to you shall arise after you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things.
(但以理書2:38b~40a) “38b …你就是那金頭。39在你以後，另一國將興起，不及於你。後有第三國，就是那銅的，要統治全地。40a還有第四國，堅強如鐵，因為鐵能砸碎擊破萬物；”（新譯）
(Daniel 8:21)As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia. And the goat is the king of Greece. And the great hornbetween his eyes is the first king.
(Daniel 8:22) As for the horn that was broken, in place of which four others arose, four kingdoms shall arise from his nation, but not with his power.
(Matthew 24:3) As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
(Matthew 24:6)And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
(Matthew 24:10~11)And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophetswill arise and lead many astray.
(Matthew 24:12)And because lawlessnesswill be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
(Daniel 11:31~33)And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understandamong the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
(但以理書11:31~33) “31他的軍隊必起來，褻瀆聖殿，就是那堡壘，廢除常獻祭，又在殿裡設立了那使地荒涼的可憎的像。32 那些作惡違背聖約的人，他必用奉承的話敗壞他們；但認識 神的人民，必剛強行事。33民中的智慧人必使許多人明白是非；但他們必有很多日子倒在刀劍之下，或被火燒，或被擄去，或被搶掠。”（新譯）
(1Maccabees 1:62-64)We will not obey the words of the king by departing from our religion in the slightest degree.”As he finished saying these words, a certain Jew came forward in the sight of all to offer sacrifice on the altar in Modein according to the king’s order.When Mattathias saw him, he was filled with zeal; his heart was moved and his just fury was aroused; he sprang forward and killed him upon the altar.At the same time, he also killed the messenger of the king who was forcing them to sacrifice, and he tore down the altar.Then Mattathias cried out in the city, “Let everyone who is zealous for the law and who stands by the covenant follow me!”Then he and his sons fled to the mountains, leaving behind in the city all their possessions.
(Matthew 24:15~16) So when you seethe abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
(1Maccabees 1:54-57)On the fifteenth day of the month Kislev, in the year one hundred and forty five,*the king erected the desolating abomination upon the altarof burnt offerings, and in the surrounding cities of Judah they built pagan altars.They also burned incense at the doors of houses and in the streets.Any scrolls of the law*that they found they tore up and burned.Whoever was found with a scroll of the covenant, and whoever observed the law, was condemned to death by royal decree.
(瑪加伯上1:54~57)“54一四五年「基色褸」月十五日，王在祭壇上立了一個可憎惡的邪物，同時在猶太各城修築了祭壇，55 在各家門前及街市上焚香；56 凡找到的法律書都撕毀焚燒，57凡搜出存有約書或恪守法律者，不論是誰，都應按諭令處死。”（思高聖經）
(Matthew 24:20)Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
(1Maccabees 2:32~41) Many hurried out after them, and having caught up with them, camped opposite and prepared to attack them on the sabbath.The pursuers said to them, “Enough of this! Come out and obey the king’s command, and you will live.”But they replied, “We will not come out, nor will we obey the king’s command to profane the sabbath.”Then the enemy attacked them at once.But they did not retaliate; they neither threw stones, nor blocked up their secret refuges.They said, “Let us all die in innocence; heaven and earth are our witnesses that you destroy us unjustly.”So the officers and soldiers attacked them on the sabbath, and they died with their wives, their children and their animals, to the number of a thousand persons.When Mattathias and his friends heard of it, they mourned deeply for them.They said to one another, “If we all do as our kindred have done, and do not fight against the Gentiles for our lives and our laws, they will soon destroy us from the earth.”So on that day they came to this decision: “Let us fight against anyone who attacks us on the sabbath, so that we may not all die as our kindred died in their secret refuges.”
(Matthew 24:32~34)“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
(Deuteronomy 18:15)A prophet will the LORD your God raise up to you, from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;
(Deuteronomy 18:18)I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
(Deuteronomy 34:10)There arose not a prophetsince in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lordknew face to face, in all the signs and the wonders,which the Lordsent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh.
(Revelation 11:5~6) And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouthand devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
(Revelation 11:10)And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
(Revelation 13:13)performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.