In this article, I would like to share with you the methods by which the spirit of Antichrist works these days.
Beloved, 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. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. (1 John 4:1-3)
We all know that Antichrist is a very important prophetic Biblical character who will come and deceive the whole world. This will happen in the last prophetic week of the 70 mentioned by Daniel. Now we live in the time of grace, the end times, when anyone who calls on the name of God will be saved. However, at this time the spirit of Antichrist is working with great intensity.
The name Antichrist means “enemy, adversary” from “anti” and “Christ”, which means “the adversary of Christ”. His main goal is to annihilate the Person and work of the Lord Jesus. He is opposed to the work and Person of the Lord Jesus Christ because Jesus “is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Jesus.” The Antichrist wants to make it impossible to reconcile people with God.
As I have already said, this spirit works now and does everything to make it impossible for people to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. How does it work? It uses all possible weapons, and I want you to notice that this Biblical text mentions that his spirit is present in these times. This spirit manifests itself through the teaching that is given through the ideology that is promoted. This spiritual struggle is at the level of mind. Unfortunately, few people understand this. In order for a man to not believe in Jesus, this spirit uses media resources. The greatest media agencies in the world are being led by this spirit. For example, New York Times is the most famous daily newspaper in the world. This newspaper comes out daily, and a single issue can exceed 100 pages. This newspaper promotes religious content. For example, they promote books that are written by Muslim authors. Islam despises the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Islam, the Lord Jesus is recognized as one of the seven prophets, but in Islam He is not recognized as God. The most important quality of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, His divinity, is despised, and thus the most important work, His work of salvation of human souls, is annihilated. In this periodical, Christianity is ignored. Cases of Christian martyrdom are not promoted by media resources.
There is an organization in the US called The Satanic Temple, an organization which openly opts for the opening of a satanic group in every US school. One of my friends showed me how he wrote a Biblical message on Facebook, and the automatic translator on Facebook changed the Biblical truth by translating “God” to “Allah” and “the Bible” to “the Qur’an”. The Bible says that Satan is a liar, the father of lies, and whenever he speaks a lie he speaks from his own. Here is the manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist.
Another manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist in the last century was that one-fourth of the world’s population came under the influence of Marx and Lenin’s ideology. Marx directly went against faith, against God. Another manifestation is that only in the last century a billion children have been aborted.
Those who know God need to be aware of this battle and should be armed with the full armor of God as He writes to Ephesians, so that they will be able to resist the devil’s schemes and all these spiritual attacks to which we are exposed daily. May God help you to understand how important it is to set aside time to study the Holy Scriptures, to pray and to preach the Gospel because only this way people can learn about the salvation that is given through the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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