The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,  and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
God is always in control – he SENDS a strong delusion, a big lie, in the Antichrist.
God gives those who refuse to love the truth and be saved, exactly what they ask for, the big lie. The lie that there are gods before him.
It seems that God is giving people more and more of exactly what they are asking for. They want to be led by the nose with lies. God allows Satin to reign and sends antichrists because that is what people want. They find “pleasure in unrighteousness” and I believe God is telling those who refuse to love the truth and be saved to have it their way; my day of judgement is coming and you will then be condemned.
We need to do what we can to help these people see the light. When our Lord Jesus Christ returns, there will be no more chances.
We need to pray for the unsaved and reach out to them as we are led by the Lord to do so.
God will lead us to places and put those people in our paths. Whether he leads us to the grocery store or to Timbuktu. He will put them in our path as single individuals or hundreds or thousands. Whatever it may be, we must listen and follow his will for our part in spreading the gospel message.
Lord I love you. Thank you for choosing me to be a messinger for you. Use me as you will Lord and I pray you lead me where you want to use me and give me words to when I need them to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Above all Lord, I pray I glorify you in all I do. In Jesus’ holy and righteous name I pray, amen.