Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Spirit of the Antichrist!

1 John 4:1-3
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
These verses have been coming up alot lately around me. I've read this 1 John passage recently. Sunday or Associate Pastor read it and last night during family devotions I read a devotion on this very topic. I'm sure by know you know this is no coincidence!
Just yesterday when I was at my mothers, we were watching FoxNEWs (which is what she likes to watch). In two different segments they mentioned this statement coming from both Barak Obama and Oprah Winfrey, this is what the reporter said: "Obama is a christian but he cannot say that his way is the only way to heaven". Oprah said basically the same thing!
Now here's the thing: In John 14:6 it says: I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me." (This is Jesus speaking!)
So that being said, if you say you are a christian, a Christ follower, yet do not know definitively that Christ is the only way to heaven, I would say that your christianity is false! Strong words I know, but there is no way around it!
People of "faith" are flocking towards these people because they say they are christians, yet they clearly have the "spirit of the anitchrist" on them! "This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard is coming and even now is already in the world!"
Think about it too! If Christ isn't who he says he is, yet they all say he is a good man, a prophet, they are endorsing a fraud, a liar! He cannot be both people!!! Christ is the Word made flesh who came and dwelt among us!
When you are listening to people in the media and they say they are Christians, they better back it up with truth in words and actions. Otherwise be weary, and by all means be BOLD, and speak truth into the situation!!!
I'm reminded of a sermon Alistar Begg had a while back where he talked about people who say they have faith. It went something like this:
"So you have faith?" YES; "So you believe that Christ is the son of God?" WELL LET'S NOT GO THAT FAR. HE WAS A GOOD MAN, A PROPHET. "Okay, but you do believe he died on the Cross and rose again on the 3rd day?" WELL THAT'S A BIT MUCH, I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT HIS DISCIPLES BELIEVED.
Do you see it?! People there is a spirit that is moving today and it is NOT the Spirit of God! Be aware; Be knowledgeable in scripture; Be prepared in season and out of season to defend the TRUE gospel!

9 comments:

Diane said...

Oh Kim! Awesome post!! In seeing and hearing what is being "preached" as of late, I am hoping that these people can be reached with the TRUTH and that they have open eyes to see the deceit that's being spewed out by so many! We must reach as many as we can and stay strong in our faith and continue to study the Word and arm ourselves with it!

Mari said...

Good post. We are hearing this more and more and is is the politically correct thing to say right now. (You know, we shouldn't push our views on someone else.) It's a very frightening path.

Cheri said...

Very well said Kim!

Denise said...

Amen dear one.

maudie-mae said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherdecor said...

That is right on, Kim! You have spoken it well!
Blessings!
Cheryl

Angela said...

Yes, ma'am. I watched 3 online episodes of the New Earth just to see how crazy it would be, and it was scary how many people are buying into that garbage. One of the main points they stress is to look at things without names or preconceived notions of what they are..starting with inanimate plant life and moving to people..God has our names on the palms of His hands..there is a problem here! Satan is such a deceiver. Thank you for the post, it is so important to be aware of false teachings.
Angela

Cheryl said...

Amen Sister!! You just bring it on girl! I am with Cherdecor, you have spoken very well! This is what so many people need to hear. So many out there today are just plain lost!! Thinking they know the way but they do NOT. I have been hearing some horror stories about Oprah and how she is leading people down the wrong road. She has such a influence on so many people it is scary! Thanks for this post Kim! God Bless~

Kathy S. said...

Amen! Truly we need discernment and saturation in the Word of God. He continues to be so patient and merciful on us!!

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