Daily Devotions

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 
Day 17

"According to the working of Satan..."

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:9


The apostle Paul wisely wrote to warn his readers about the activities of the lawless one. On the one hand, he will express little regard for the law. On the other hand he will resort to great cunning.

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous
deception among those who perish, because they did not receive
the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

1. The relationship between the lawless one and Satan

a) The Antichrist will be empowered by Satan.
b) He will represent Satan in every sense of the word.

2. According to the power of Satan

a) We have a brief description here.
b) Four things are highlighted:-
i) There will be supernatural power.
ii) There will be sign-miracles.
iii) There will be lying wonders.
iv) There will be unrighteous deception.
c) Will they be effective?
The short answer is “Yes!”

3. Who are among those who are going to be influenced adversely?

a) The gullible will be deceived.
b) Those who do not have the love of truth will suffer.
i) They reject the word of God.
ii) They have no love for truth and thus do not pursue it.
iii) In the long run they perish because they have rejected the Lord and His word.
iv) These are “unsaved” people even if they profess faith in Christ.


This is a solemn reality. While the Lawless One, the Antichrist has not appeared yet, there are many “antichrist” in the world today (1 John 2:18). Let us be challenged to cultivate a deep love for the truth so that we might not be easily deceived. Let us not be enamoured of people who claim that they have special supernatural powers to perform miracle!