Bruce Warner (16 Jan 2012)
"THE "REBELLION or FALLING AWAY" REVEALS THE ANTI-CHRIST........"

Dear Doves,

Read the following Scripture as 'one event' including the 'result' of
that event, rather than two separate unrelated events:

2 Thessalonians 2:3
"Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come
until the rebellion (falling away) occurs and the man of lawlessness
is revealed..."

Read the following Scripture knowing full well that the following
event has not yet happened:

John 5:43
"I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me, If
another comes in his own name, him you WILL receive."

I believe that these two Scriptures are related in the following way:
When the Jews 'receive the one who comes in his own name' as their
'false' Messiah, that very act of rebellion or falling away reveals
the man of lawlessness to the watching Christian Church thus allowing
'that day of rapture' to come.

Also, read the following Scripture as 'one event' including the
'result' of that event, rather than two separate unrelated events.
This  Scripture tells us how the 'false' Messiah is then revealed to
the Jews "at the proper time" AFTER the rapture of the Christians
Church:

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8
"And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed
at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at
work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so til He
is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed."

The anti-Christ is revealed first to the watching Christian Church
when the Jews accept him as their long awaited Messiah.  This event
allows for the Christian Church to be raptured. The 'rapture event'
then reveals the anti-Christ to the Jews as their 'false' Messiah.

God loves both the Christians and the Jews.

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner