The Spirit of Antichrist
This is the conclusion of "Deception in the Last Days." What we've covered so far: Deception by False Christ, False Prophets and False Christians Planted by Satan, Tares.
Now let’s look at the spirit of antichrist and antichrist personalities. This is not to be confused with the prophesied Antichrist to come, the term antichrist, as used in this instance, is everything in existence which opposes God and His Word and every person who opposes God and His Word. Here are a few of the Scriptures that warn of the spirit of antichrist.
1st John 2:18: "Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” Over two thousand years ago, John wrote that there were many antichrist already at work. If many then, can you imagine the spirit of antichrist working in the world today?
1st John 2:22: "Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.” This doctrine is already strong in many denominations and false Christians. They deny that Jesus Was and Is God. A lady told me yesterday that her husband who is supposed to be a Christian didn't believe Jesus was God. I told her that her husband was not a Christian which she had already said!
1st John 4: 3: "and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world." Notice again, the spirit of antichrist had already come in John's day.
2nd John 1:7: "For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." These are deceivers who have the spirit of antichrist. Notice "FOR MANY" deceivers. Believe me, just in case you've been hiding under a rock the last 50 years, the spirit of antichrist is flooding this world and many people today has the spirit of antichrist. They deny just about everything that has to do with Jesus and the Father.
The next order of deception I want to cover is Satan, his fallen angels, and demonic powers: John 8:44: "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” He lies so good that billions are deceived. Eve was perfect and without sin and she swallowed Satan's lie, line, hook and sinker. We're no match for him and his deception in ourselves. We must draw nigh to God and use the Word of God as a sword to fight off his lying attacks.
Ephesians 6:12: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Many of the false prophets and false Christians are being led by these principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and the spiritual wicked in high places.
Church doctrines which have no Scriptural support: 1st Timothy 4:1: "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” The latter times are the last days. Notice it says that, "some shall depart from the faith."
They will not depart form the church but from the FAITH that was once and for all delivered to the saints. What causes this departure? Listening to seducing spirits and the teachings of demons! In my life time I have witnessed churches who were once strong in the faith, now supporting gay marriage, abortion and other doctrines of demons. They do all of this in the name of Christianity and with words so sweet, you just know that they are the real thing!!! Have you ever heard this one, "Let's forget about our doctrines and just love one another like Jesus commanded?" That sounds so spiritual but so far from what the Scriptures teach. Listen people, doctrines unite us and doctrines divide us. Doctrines are the teachings of God and you can't have TRUE LOVE without TRUE DOCTRINE. Beware of the many forms of deception! God Bless!!!!