Bill Griese (16 Aug 2011)
"PART 2 Addendum to yesterday's post"

PART 2:  RE: Prophecy in the News: 'The Rapture Conspiracy'
(Addendum to yesterday's post)

2 Thess 2:1-5 KJV "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away (Apostasia g646) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple (naos g3485) of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?"

I watched Prophesy in the News' video and was glad to see they mentioned that the Greek word "Apostasia" in 2 Thess 2:3 is the root word for the English word "Apostasy."  This would make "Apostasy" the best translation of "Apostasia"!  Please see yesterday's Part 1 now, if you haven't already.
'Part 1'

PART 2: I disagree with the identity of the "Restrainer" in 2 Thess 2:6-12 being the Holy Spirit. I believe Michael the Archangel is the "Restrainer."

2 Thess2:6-12
KJV "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he (Michael) be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked (One) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Daniel 12:1 KJV "And at that time shall Michael stand up (stand aside, be taken out of the way in 2 Thess 2:7), the great prince which standeth (stands watch) for the children of thy people: (Michael protects Israel) and there shall be a time of trouble (great tribulation), such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people (Daniel's people, Israel) shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book (All the remnant of Israel who flees into the wilderness will be protected there, and then finally saved at the Second Coming of Christ).

Daniel 12:7
"And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; (Three and one-half years) and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished." (Israel must be broken in the 'great tribulation' before they will receive their true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ).

Revelation 12:7-17
KJV "And there was War in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon (Satan); and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (Saints are being accused day and night before God until this point) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man [child]. And to the woman (Israel) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (Three and one-half years), from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman (Israel), and went to make War with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Born-again Christians left behind in the 'great tribulation').

Rev 13:4-8 KJV "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make War with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make War with the Saints (Born-again Christians left behind in the 'great tribulation'), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.


Bill Griese