Out of the Midst

Could the one taken out of the midst in 2Th 2:7 be referring to God forsaking the Church in tribulation?

STUDY QUESTIONS: When was Satan revealed? How is the Spirit taken out of the midst?


1Co 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep <2722> in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold <2722> the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast <2722> that which is good.


2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from <1537> among <3319> them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Ac 17:33 So Paul departed from <1537> among <3319> them. (superstitious men of Athens worshipping an unknown god)

Lu 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst <3319> of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.


Mt 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from <1537> among <3319> the just,

1Co 5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from <1537> among <3319> you. (fornicator having his father’s wife)


2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth <2722> will let, until he be taken out of <1537> the way (midst) <3319>.

Ps 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

1Sa 10:11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?

1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

2Sa 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him (Solomon, Christ), as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

1Co 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Lu 17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Mt 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

Mt 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.


2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:


Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Lu 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Lu 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Mt 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

1Sa 3:21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear <5319>, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1Jo 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear <5319>, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Tit 1:3 But hath in due times manifested <5319> his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;


Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest <5319> by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Lu 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

1Co 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

1Co 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Re 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear <5319>; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Re 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest <5319>.

1Jo 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest <5319> that they were not all of us.

Eze 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested <5319>, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:


The Bible appears to be simultaneously revealing antichrists with Christ in judgment. God the Holy Spirit, it seems is taken out of the midst by removing truth from the body. If so, then the timing of the revelation of antichrist (Satan) would be after the tribulation since during the tribulation the Bible was not yet unsealed.