|No More Delay
|“Mystery” to be
“accomplished.” Verse 7: “announced”
Time of the Antichrist? Limit to God’s Patience.
|The angel announces
that the “mystery” of God is about to be accomplished, with no more
delay. Indeed, the word “announced”
in verse 7 comes from the same root we use for our English word “evangelize.” From this, many have concluded that a great
wave of evangelism would sweep over the world (or did, as in the
Some have concluded that this commences the time of the Antichrist, but this seems to be distinctly a minority view, and particularly associated with the amillennialists. One thing is certain: it means that there is a limit to the time that God will have patience with evil men. And that time is running out.