Q. Thank you for your encouragement and for your obedience to present the truth of scripture. My spirit is sensing so much darkness in our world today. I don’t know if it is because I am more sensitive to it or if it is really increasing. I wanted to know more about when the bible tells us that the God will no longer restrain evil in the last days. Will this be a gradual measure of allowing evil or will there be a definite line of demarcation when the Holy Spirit no longer restrains the evil of this world?
A. I think we can all sense that the restraining influence on evil is gradually being loosened. It will be completely and suddenly removed when the Holy Spirit is withdrawn from Earth as Paul described in 2 Thes. 2:7. This will happen at the moment of the Rapture of the Church which could take place any time now.