The one who restrains is the angel of the Lord.
Originally Posted by Welder4Christ
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
The angel will continue to restrain our enemy until time for the great falling away . . . which many believe we are seeing that now.
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson