Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 Thess 2:3-4
There is a show on Food Network called Cutthroat Kitchen. Four chefs vie against each other to cook the best dishes. $25,000 is given to each chef. The host will introduce items not normally used in cooking. The chefs bid on these items in order to win it and use it to oppose the other chefs.
One chef had to use a hair straightener as his only source of heat. On another show, three chefs had to sit on a couch and move it around to do the cooking at each other’s stove.
A guest chef will judge each culinary creation without knowing the hardships each endured. In the end, one chef will be declared the winner and receive whatever money he/she has left from the $25,000.
On a more serious note, there are those that oppose God and His people. Satan seeks to sabotage any relationships or potential relationships with the Father.
Not unlike the show, he will use any means necessary to sabotage and keep you from God.
Today’s scripture says the man of sin will not be revealed until there is a falling away. This is what Satan wants – a falling away from God and he will do it in a cutthroat way.
On the show, the chefs keep going and make the best of what is thrown at them.
In life, I have noticed many people give up when Satan opposes them.