Thessalonians 2:7 (NKJV)
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
The day is surely coming when God’s law will be established. The law will proceed from Zion to the ends of the earth. Perhaps out of pure frustration with lawlessness, many will beg to go up to Zion. “Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.’ The Law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isa. 2:3).
God’s kingdom will rule from Mt. Zion. His name is Jesus (Yeshua). He is known as the “ living word, ” and from this, we can conclude He is also the “living Torah” or living law. It seems clear in scripture that He will have to deal in a rather forceful manner with many warlike and lawless nations still on the earth during this reign of peace (Mic. 4:3). He begins to reign, the world will begin to run by the “manufacturer’s handbook,” as one writer put it, or by the Word of God. The world is groaning and in pain awaiting this day (Rom. 8:22).
God is calling His people to fear Him and to walk in His ways. This walk must be a walk of obedience to His word and to His precepts. Jesus came to the world to re-establish the rule of God and the rule of His law. The true children of God in this day should be crying out for God’s rule and law to be established. The prayer of God’s people as we approach this era of lawlessness should be the prayer we have been taught to pray in Matthew 6:10: “your kingdom come. your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”