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Vs 2 of Ezekiel 11 supports this as it says “these are the men who are ….giving wicked advice in the city.”

They are singled out.

This is interesting because it happens before the final desolation of Jerusalem. In some ways it could parallel something that occurs before the disgusting thing desolates modern Jerusalem, though I know that originally happened in 70 CE.

I have this question as regards 2Thessalonians 2

1Now, dear brothers and sisters,a let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. 2Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. NLT

Paul says here that Jesus will not come (Parousia, I believe) before the MOL is revealed first.
Is that correct or is he referring to the “being gathered to meet him” will not come until the MOL is revealed? He mentions two things that will not come before the MOL is revealed and uses the conjunction, “and”. THE COMING and THE GATHERING.

If it is both, it changes the timing of events. The MOL is revealed before the fall of the US (deathstroke to the 7th head) because the deathstroke happens at the same time Satan is ousted from heaven and Jesus begins rulership (comes).

This would line up with Pelatiah’s death before the destruction of Jerusalem.

It would be interesting to see some upheaval in the organization before all hell breaks loose in the world.

This lines up somewhat with the scripture that says ‘ Jehovah will not do a single thing unless he reveals it to his prophets first.’

Hosea 6:5
New American Standard 1977
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets;
I have slain them by the words of My mouth;
And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.

Hewn or torn up because their interpretation of the prophets was wrong. A great test for all.
Slain or revealed to be worthy of death due to disobedience when Jesus reveals the real truth, his “words”

I’m intrigued by the timing of when the MOL is revealed as much as who it is.
Judgement on the MOL, the judgement coming on the org. is revealed.

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