What does antichrist mean? Anti means opposed to; against. Christ is the Messiah or the Anointed one. So, it follows that the antichrist is opposed to or against the Messiah or Anointed one. Why would any believer be in agreement with that? Because they have compartmentalized their life into neat little boxes that are labeled "church" "God" "work" "social life" "political beliefs" "sex life" "fun", etc..... You will not see Jesus and only present him with the boxes of your choosing, He sees them all.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 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.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
~~1 John 4:1-6
We must stop coming into agreement with the things that go against God's Word! A house divided cannot stand. I believe this is the reason Christians are so weak and have so little respect and power in this world. We are divided. We have unholy alliances; people who proclaim His name but do not follow His Word. Here are just a few examples: God says that we should not kill (Exodus 20) and they support abortion--killing innocent babies. God says that homosexuality and sex outside of marriage is a sin (Romans 1:18-32) (Leviticus 18:22-23) and believers support laws that endorse homosexuality and themselves commit sexual sin--sex outside of marriage--fornication and adultery. The antichrist spirit is predominant in our nation today. God is mocked and His standards are laughed at and discarded.
His people must join in unity, lay all our differences aside, and raise His unchanging, unwavering standards for all the world to see! That is the only way we will have His Power working through us. It is not about you, what you feel, what the world tells you to believe, or what you think you want. We have become our own worst enemy because we don't recognize who the true enemy is! Far too many who proclaim Jesus as their Lord and Savior have joined hands with the antichrist spirit by being in agreement with the things of the world that are against God's Word. God's Word must be so rooted within you that you will never come into agreement with anything or anyone who speaks anything that is against His Word.
My words are not written to the world, but to believers in Christ...His church. If you, as a believer, just got angry here and feel the urge to argue with me about 'rights', you need to read the Bible--God's Constitution--and examine your heart. That is why I write this. Check yourself, as I do myself on a regular basis. My purpose is not to hype God's people or make them feel good. It is to prepare the Bride of Christ--His church--for His return. Sometimes the most bitter tasting medicine does us the most good. Rebuke that antichrist spirit that is taking control of our world. Repent of anything you have said or done to be in agreement with it and raise God's Standard so all will know where you stand. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
~~I Peter 5:8-9
You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. Be strong and do what is right in His eyes!
Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires. Don’t toss me aside, banished forever from your presence. Don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Then I will teach your ways to other sinners, and they—guilty like me—will repent and return to you. ~~Psalm 51:10-13 TLB
D. Arlene Luchie
My purpose and calling is to help prepare the bride of Christ--the church. ...as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. ~~Ephesians 5:25b-27
This is why my blogs usually address the church, rather than the world. We are all called to lead the lost to Jesus, but my calling is to those who already proclaim Jesus as their Lord and Savior. That is where my heart and passion is.