The misleading spirit one of characteristics of the spirit of antichrist
In this chapter we will further be considering how to help the normal or average Christian how to recognize the spirit of antichrist and his activities along with the other satanic spirits that are working today within the modern-day church today believe it or not. If I may be so bold as to state that the lack of education for anyone want to know how to recognize the spirit of antichrist will not hinder you from learning what the Bible states that will help you the misleading spirit of antichrist. However, what is required of you is to have a complete commitment for learning what the scriptures states about the spiritual forces of evil. Yes, to be hungry for spiritual knowledge one must first seek God and His word of truth, who is truth, and what is written in the Bible. Again, the purpose of this book is to point out to the average Christian with some basic understanding on how to recognize the spirit of antichrist and his tactics of misleading Christians.
Now there is much information that needs to be written on this subject of misleading spirit and the characteristics of this spirit, and yes, it will also bring out how the other satanic spirits are working together to destroy the word of God and the Christian people. Furthermore, it is well to say that the scriptural reference to this subject is scattered throughout the Bible that describes the actions of this misleading spirit. Yet it is well to state early that God and God’s Son has given unto us the authority and protection over the satanic forces of evil by being clothed with the armor of God Ephesians, 6:12-18.
The question is: What is the misleading spirit of the spirit of antichrist? Another Question: Can you recognize the working of this misleading spirit of antichrist in the church today? Can you see this misleading spirit of antichrist active within the church today? Some may say that there are no such things as satanic spirits or demonic spirits in the church today that these evil spirits were during the days of the Lord and His disciples and that the Bible does not teach that doctrine. Yes, this misleading spirit of antichrist tries to get Christians to ignore that God’s word is not truth, however, the word of God has much to say about Satan, devil, Lucifer, along with the fact where Satan will end up in the lake of fire. In addition, this writer and pastor finds it very disturbing of how many within the churches today are unwilling to even consider the possibility that there are false prophets and teachers within the churches today. Yet they might state it in this manner that it is not doctrine and that it is not scriptural.
Therefore, it is important even vital for the modern-day church to have a more proper and clear understanding of how that the satanic spirits that are misleading the people in the work of the Lord and God’s plan of salvation. In addition, I believe that there is two key elements of vital importance that Christians should know: First key element is who the enemy is, and the second is what is the enemy’s tactics. Now let me be honest and completely clear that I cannot find in the scriptures where we are to ignore devil, however, what I do find is that we are to resit the devil, James 4:7. Unfortunately, what takes place or happens is what is being taught is not the reflection upon God’s word or God’s promises of His grace and salvation. In addition, then it should become obvious that therefore becomes necessary for the people of God to know how to recognize these satanic spirits of Satan that is infiltrating the modern-day church with misleading spirits.
For furthering your understanding of misleading spirits, they can be interpreted from the scriptures in many ways. For example, you will find in the Old Testament where it states them as soothsayer with the spirit of divination. The point that I am stressing is found in Deuteronomy 18:9-14. A personal thought that these are individuals who say to you that they are the ones who can call upon the dead, Deuteronomy 18:11. However, you will find a clearer meaning of a soothsayer in Deuteronomy 18:10 where God give this understanding unto Moses: “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer.” (Deuteronomy 18:10 NKJV) Now the apostle Paul write in the book of Galatians 5 that this is the work of the flesh, Galatians 5:19-21.
Furthermore, it should be a vital part of Christian individual to have the spiritual knowledge of these misleading spirits so the they can minister God’s word to help the converted Christian about these misleading spirits of evil. The logic for the above statement is to stress further that this is where misleading spirits work is on the newly converted Christian, making them believe in the wrong doctrine of the word of God. Stating it another way that today within the modern-day church that many are being destroyed because they do not know about the misleading spirit of antichrist. It is by this spirit of antichrist that Satan is stealing every Christians reward of eternal life.
What is a misleading spirit? Most individuals would consider a misleading spirit as a person who is lying to them and this would be a lying spirit. This for the most part could be interpreted as a misleading spirit. Now as we examine this misleading spirit, we need to make sure that we fully understand what is the characteristics that the word of God reveals what it looks like. Note that this misleading spirit can have a strong deception by using flattery or a twisting spirit which is the work of the flesh or the lust of the flesh. However, today you hear much about different opinions, misunderstanding, and misinterpretation regarding the Bible and the prophecy of the Bible. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to take into consideration what the Lord and His apostles stated in the New Testament and how it compares with the Old Testament.
Paul’s epistle unto Timothy Paul clearly speaks that in the last days that the Spirit of God speaks expressly about the latter days where some will depart from the faith and will take heed to seducing spirits or misleading spirits and the doctrine of devils, 1 Timothy 4:1. It is well to note that in these four translations of the Bible states: The King James Version states “seducing spirits” while the New King James Versions states “deceiving spirits” and the New American Standard Bible states “deceitful spirits” and finally the Amplified Bible state it in this manner “attention to deluding and seducing spirits”. Yet to be honest in my own personal opinion in these four interpretations I see how that they would all relate to a misleading spirit.
Teaching the Destructive Words and Misleading Words of Satan
I believe that it is truly, truly, necessary to relate this fact, and I know that you have heard it before that is misleading or destructive words that reveal the truth about the characteristics of the spirit of antichrist. Furthermore, when it come to revealing all of the vast numbers of misleading and destructive words would take volumes of book to give a complete understanding of how theses words affect every individual and especially the church and its doctrine given by the Lord. As I personally take time to comprehend fully what these destructive and misleading means and how they should be written about to help the church to recognize the spirit of antichrist and his misleading words.
Now teaching about misleading or destructive words of the enemy is to be understood that it is about the harsh words and angry words that comes quickly and so quickly besets us. Yet these destructives words and misleading words can truly can be stated in our everyday conversation and many times we do not recognize them as destructive words that we are stating. These misleading and destructive words are words of anger; however, they can be angry words which truly expresses how an individual feel, critical words that come from the heart that is truly misleading and destructive. I have stated this because of the subject matter that we are about to read in this chapter is about the misleading and destructive words of Satan and the spirit of antichrist. In addition, most people as well as Christians when we they read the Bible that they consider the words of the Bible as common words and do not look for the spiritual meaning of the word. Yes, in the spiritual realm of the word we have to consider the righteous side and the destructive side of its meaning.
Now let me state before I write further that I have written two books on the subject of what is spiritual words, and what are destructive words, where that I have compiled over a thousand words to describe what is spiritual. In the second edition of the book “My Search for What is Spiritual” I wrote about the destructive words of Satan; and yes, there is an ever-increasing attitude on the part of many people and Christians toward the actual teaching of the Holy Word of God because they feel that it is misleading. In some churches there may be revival, however, that does not mean that there is a greater reverence for the word of God. Let me be so bold if I may and state that today there are many so called religious emphasis, in many instances, only to be a social and cultural trend. What I am saying is, that it is these kinds of instances that truly brings about the negative condition within people; and furthermore, what brings about spiritual decay to the average Christian of the church.
Consider this truth about what is misleading words or the destructive words and in them the literal terms of the old covenants with God and is it true for us of the modern-day church that is under the spiritual terms of the New Covenant about breaking these covenants of God with misleading and destructive words. I bring up this point because of my own personal experience of how that I had fallen short by not following the words of God and Christ Jesus which is stated in the scriptures to have a covenant relationship with God and His Son as I should in my walk of faith. It has only been in the last few years that with the presence of the Holy Ghost where He began to relate the full truth unto me, was in this truth that I needed to step up into the full will of God. I states this because in this manner to relate this fact that I was allowing myself not to see the destructive words or the misleading words of Satan in my life. What I am saying also is that I was looking at carnal things and putting a constant demand upon my life for the things that were material and not spiritual.
I will probably us this term many times before I get through the writing of this chapter and this book and the meaning of what is misleading or destructive: For the more that we are aware of who we are in Jesus, the less we need to fear the evil hand of Satan and his misleading and destructive words. Note this that Satan and the spirit of antichrist whispers their destructive words and misleading words into our Christian ears and yes, it is sad to state that we fall for it all too many times. However, it is on each of us of how much longer are we going to allow him to keep whispering in our ears these misleading words. In addition, we will half to know as the followers of Christ of the destructive words and misleading words of the spirit of antichrist and of his tactics on one hand; and on the other hand, we half to know God’s word in order to be able to deal with the misleading and destructive words of Satan correctly.
As we begin to further consider this misleading spirit it is well to let it be known that many of us Christian do not study enough to understand why that God reveals how that Satan used the scriptures with misleading words to tempt Jesus. Yes, even the words of correction written in God’s word for us to be obedient to God. If we are not obedient to God and Christ words then we are walking in the flesh and not in the Spirit. In the destructive words or misleading words of Satan, I believe I can say this with all honesty that Christians do not want to look for anything that will tell them how to live their life according to the will of God’s word to where that they can overcome the misleading and destructive words of Satan and the spirit of antichrist. I make this statement because of my years of ministry within the church and leading people in worship and remarks I have heard about this is the way I feel about what the Bible states about t walking completely in obedience by the word of God and will of God. I will let you fill in the blank spots.
As a pastor; teacher, and writer of the word of God, I must also say that when I truly began to look at the misleading and destructive words of Satan, I first thought that they were just common everyday words. Then one day the Spirit of the Lord God spoke to me and said consider; hearing them, and then add to it the silences of not hearing and you have the misleading and destructive means of what Satan wants you to hear nothing of God’s Word. That is when I truly began to look more closely at what I was reading regarding the full meaning of the text of scripture. For example, many Christians if they would read James 4:11 would profess that verse of scripture does not pertain to them as doers of misleading or destructive words of how God through James that we do not speak evil of one another. Why I state this example is to make my point about the whole Bible and its teaching about the misleading and destructive words of Satan and the spirit of antichrist and the various ways they are stated in the scriptures.
To truly teach the full meaning of God’s word consider this example: That you have to be the blacksmith of His word. “Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.” (James 4:11 NKJV) How would the blacksmith mold or shape this text of scripture? When the blacksmith is shaping the metal what is the actions, he must do to shape the metal?
Therefore, to teach James 4:11 we have to be a blacksmith because we must fan the fire. James makes it clear that we are not to speak against one another. However, there is a gossip Connor in every church that speaks against one another and puts labels on people and leaves them there. The second thing that James makes clear is for us not to speak evil against Christian brothers and sisters. The third thing that James speaks about is that we are not to speak against the law or Torah. Now this is where the rubber meets the road and a very highly debated issue within the church of today about the law of God and that it was abolished because we now have the New Covenant. It is within James 4:11-12 I find that if we speak against the law of God, we are a judge of the law of God. In addition, we must also remember that there is only one lawgiver, James 4:12.
In relating the misleading words and the destructive words of Satan and the spirit of antichrist I must relate it in a couple of ways. The first is being a Christian does not make us immune to the voice of Satan and even the most faithful Christian servants of God and Christ falls for the misleading and destructive words of Satan. What I am getting at is we allow Satan’s voice of misleading and destructive words to govern our thoughts this is why I strongly believe that this is the reason that Jesus said let no man deceive you Matthew 24. It is sad things to say however, we as Christians let the voice of Satan drown out the voice of God by misleading and destructive words. Satan’s voice taunts and tempts us in our faith, hopes within these misleading and destructive words in this thought that we cannot be forgiven. Therefore, it is by this misleading spirit of antichrist that is making us feel that God’s word is addicted, harsh, depressing, self-righteous, and bitter. When this misleading spirit can make Christians like you and me useless; or even worse a slave, to his misleading words and destructive words of Satan then we cannot hear the sweet voice of God words of grace and love.
As long as Satan has you trembling in our shoes then you and I will be useless to God and anyone else in our testimonies and teaching of God’s word. In addition, I must say this Satan may not be able to take away your faith however; he can make you ineffective in proclaiming your faith by misleading and destructive words. My logic and reason for this next statement is that all too many of us heed the voice of Satan and his misleading and destructive words is because we have heard it all of our lives and fall for it every time. Furthermore, we hear these words of Satan daily which comes out of the mouth of people who agree with the misleading and destructive words of Satan by this misleading spirit and to be honest, even people within the church.
God’s voice through the Holy Ghost asks us to get up and serve Him and to go against these misleading words and destructive words of Satan. Yes, God’s voice will ask us to do anything that will bring His voice of love into the world, no matter how small. It is God’s small voice which is very quiet behind you, while Satan voice is shouting in your face. As a child of God, you will recognize God’s voice because of His Holy Words are radical, optimistic and against all conventions of the world because it speaks of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and healing. God’s voice asks us to speak and do the words of His Son while He walked among us. Therefore, I believe that to serve God and each other, then God will make all things beautiful in the Name of Jesus.
Message on Misleading and Destructive Words of Satan
Some years back I delivered this message on misleading and destructive words of Satan. In this message I stated first that in 2 Corinthians 2:17 where that Paul addresses one of the most important issues regarding destructive words of Satan and how Satan would have you water down or sugar coat the word of God and Christ. This verse of scripture tells us clearly this of how there are misused; water down, sugar coat, in teaching and preaching. “For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:17 NKJV) Yet I have studying from some other translations of the Bible and I found in the New American Standard Bible “peddling the word of God” while the King James Bible states “which corrupt the word of God” 2 Corinthians 2:17. However, you will find that the apostle Paul states in chapter one of 2 Corinthians verse twelve that we are to conduct ourselves with simplicity and godly sincerity and not by worldly wisdom.
In the destructive words of the misleading spirit uses is of Satan: What can you see happing in preaching and teaching with the use of these two words? Again, I would ask this question pertaining to what Paul stated in 2 Corinthians 2:17: “For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.” (NKJV) What can you find as the intended purpose in these two words “corrupt” or “peddling” in the church today? Now the King James Version use the word “corrupt” while the New King James Version use the word “peddling”. First the apostle Paul states clearly that he is not like so many who are peddling the word of God in the church and world. Yet one might in addition interpret it in this manner that these who are peddling the word of God was doing it for profit. The point is this they were not preaching to convert people to God only to profit from them.
We could go so far as to say that this verse of scripture by stating that many; not, and not a just few watered down of sugar coat messages and teachings of the word of God by corrupting it or peddling it, as if it was the complete truth. For example, the apostle Paul writes this thought unto them at Corinth: in 2 Corinthians chapter one where Paul states “For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end” (2 Corinthians 1:13 NKJV) I like what Paul states here writing anything else than what they read and understand.
Next, we need to consider the word sincerity: I know that there are many who would agree that far too many times we hear our own brothers and sisters in the church trying to justify their own beliefs about the scriptures. The point is when is comes to God’s word it must be done with sincerity when we teach, preach, and give our testimony about what God has done.
Furthering, my point is this that these individuals who add words or take away words in order to attempt to prove their point or support their view of the word of God. I made in the above statement to say that this is a serious problem because many are just guessing at the meaning of God’s word and God’s truth and therefore it becomes their own private interpretation as well as the destructive words and the misleading words of Satan. Yet according to what the apostle Peter states it in this manner that knowing first that no prophecy is of any private interpretation 1 Peter 1:20. Then Peter goes on to state that prophecy never came by man but by the Holy Spirit 1 Peter 1:21. Now the apostle Paul take it a step further by stating that all scriptures was given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit 2 Timothy 3:16.
If we as the Body of Christ or the modern-day church will study the scriptures enough to where that we will find that the word of God truly interprets itself. Taking it a step further the word “private” needs to be addressed with a deeper understanding to what is spiritual in prophecy. Again, the one verse of scripture that addresses this issue is found in 2 Peter 1:20 “But know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,” (New American Standard Bible). In addition, and again, we should also consider what Paul wrote to Timothy about the value of the scriptures found in 2 Timothy 16-17. If I may be so bold to repeat by saying that watering down or sugaring coating the word of God, can only present one thing that Satan’s attempt to use his destructive words and misleading words to appear as reality his reality and therefore it is not God’s reality of truth.
My personal example, of watering down or sugar coating the word of God may seem harmless enough to some, and yet even a bit humorous. However, that is just what Satan wants use to think. Then Satan has you and me just where he wants you and me to be; and therefore, can control our thinking, and our actions with his misleading spirit. Then Satan can steal, kill, and destroy the word of God and Christ the gospel of Christ in you and me by our own neglect. Therefore, let us get right about rightly dividing the word of God for this is the only thing that can defeat the misleading words, and the destructive words of Satan. So, let us stop being further defeated by this misleading spirit and start being more like what the word of God say we can be more than conquerors. If you do, you will open your mind you will find the tricks of the misleading spirit is only stating the destructive words and the trickery of these words.
The Message the Misleading words and Destructive Words of Satan Matthew 21:23
Some years back while I was in West Virginia visiting my brother, and attending the annual conference of the United Methodist Church I heard a message that truly stirred my heart about Pentecost and the prayer stole for Pentecost. The more I thought about it the more I believe that we the Body of Christ or the modern-day Church has forgot the true meaning of Pentecost and God’s reason for sending His Son and then the Holy Spirit. In addition, if I may be so bold as to state on a sad note that we the people and Christians of the modern-day church today all too many times do not want to do anything that we cannot control. I make this statement to make my point, and that this message that I heard then is still today reminding me as I write about the fact of misleading words and destructive words of Satan. The words from the New American Standard Bible in Matthew 21:23 it states a truth of how Satan uses his destructive words in ministers and elders of the church when they say “by what authority are you doing these things”.
Then for us to fully understand the subject on what Satan’s purpose is for using his misleading and destructive words is just one of Satan tactic of how that Satan challenges the authority of God’s and Christ’s Words. Here again, in Matthew 21:23 we read how the elders and chief priests challenged Christ authority by asking Him “by what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” New American Standard Bible
Therefore, that in this question alone I believe that it is important to address this question with these questions.
What and who has the final authority of life?
Should I obey the state of humanity or should obey my conscience regarding the word of God?
Which is higher the church, or the secular government?
Should I walk by reason or by faith?
Should I follow science or Christianity?
Who told you could act like this?
Why do you act the way you do?
How do you justify what you say and do?
Satan’s ultimate goal is to try to make you and me believe that you or me have control in your human behavior. One could say yes to that line of thinking and that would be true to a point and yet some way somehow, I cannot fully believe that God is not in control of all things in the heavens and under the heavens. However, in all truth I can say with all honesty that from all that I have studied nowhere can I find in the Holy Scriptures where it states that anyone else has control for it is God and God only who has the ultimate control of all of humanity and everything that takes place in the earth.
In addition, and taking it a step further by saying that none of us wants anyone to challenge our authority in any issue of life. When we truly redefine the whole essentials on who has the final authority of life then we must give this answer. No one man or woman ever has their own ultimate authority over what happens in life only God. When we deal with the many, many, questions on and about authority, therefore, we are dealing with what is basic and fundamental to all of our human behavior.
When it comes right down to the whole truth where the rubber meets the road of true Christianity and true Christian living, and honestly, there can be no second-rate Christianity, or halfhearted Christianity. Now let me begin by saying that during the ministry of Jesus you will find that these elders and chief priests were no second-rate individuals when it came to knowing the word of God and the law of God and in interpreting the Law of Moses and the prophets. Now I like the way that Jesus addressed these elders and chief priests when our Lord’s authority was challenged. Note that Jesus puts them right on the spot by asking them a question. I truly love the question in verse 25 of Matthew 21, when Jesus asked them the source of baptism of John and why did they not believe him. In that question of Jesus can we address the discourse it today within the modern-day church over baptism and the baptism of the Holy Ghost do we have the same problem as the elders and chief priests had then?
Considering the difference between the Old and New Testaments of evil spirits
In the Old Testament, the evil spirits behind the false prophets were called a familiar spirit. Now in the New Testament let us first consider the evil spirits behind the false prophets and teachers, they are called spirit of error, the seducing spirit, the spirit of Jezebel, and the spirit of antichrist and the list goes on. No matter how you or me may understand or interpret these evil spirits, when you read through the pages of the scriptures, remember that these evil spirits are still working in the modern-day church today, that they may destroy the Bride of Christ. These are the evil satanic force with the evil power of Satan that he sent with misleading words and destructive words to deceive as many as they can for, they know that their time is running short for the Lord Jesus Christ will return soon to claim His Bride.
I further believe that the apostle Paul described it very well about a misleading and destructive spirits regarding them as deceitful workers, then Paul goes on to state in 2 Corinthians 11:12, as: “deceitful workers transforming themselves to be apostles of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:12 KJV) If these spirits have this kind of evil power, and ability to where that they can make themselves look like apostles of Christ or minister of Christ. Then how much more do we as Christians need to know how too recognize these evil spirits. There purpose is to make all Christians to believe or think that they are apostles, then they also have power to do other signs of wonders we they have possess and individual person.
Yet another way of interpreting these deceitful spirits, is that they are at work now within the church then and in the modern-day church today. Then one might ask: What they do for the ruler of darkness? What they do is that they infiltrate into the midst of our lives with a false; a misleading word, or destructive message of heresies to deny Christ and His gospel as well as the Word of God. The scriptures reveal these satanic spirits in various ways and various words to reveal how that they are working. In addition, and according to the apostle Peter that these spirits cannot stop sinning and furthermore they will not stop enticing people that are within the church, for they are full of evil, 2 Peter 2.
Take heed in these days and times of the modern-day church that the spirit of antichrist is looking; for by watching our every move and mistake in order, to trap us in what makes us feel and think about life. Today more than ever before do we need to consider this line of thought or thinking to combat evil forces that are at work within the saints of the church. NOTE: For in a more modern understanding the spirit of antichrist keeps gathering data on us to entrap with information about are activities to deceive us even further and make us feel that we have not really sinned against God and Christ. One might even be so bold as to say that the spirit of antichrist is Satan’s secretary for keeping track of our mistakes and blunders. Remember that our Lord spoke of these spirits and stated in this manner: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall do great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24 KJV)
Now the apostle John I believe brought forth in his epistles unto them in that day of what I believe as the prophetic alert or the prophetic warning about these deceiving spirits and misleading spirits with these instruction when he said “try the spirits” to see if they were of God 1 John 4:1. As a pastor, teacher, and writer of God’s word in the Holy Scriptures I know it is stated and written by the prophets and apostles in many ways about these spirits that they are evil and deceiving spirits and how they bring about a false manifestation of the word of God with misleading words and destructive words of Satan that are not of God. Furthermore, that it can be found in mankind and was found in addition, within the church then as well as the modern-day church of the last days these misleading words and destructive words.
Therefore, my fellow Christian brothers and sisters in Christ it is well to remind you the we live in an evil and pervert generation; however, the spirit of this age that we live in I believe fully describes the atmosphere of these misleading and destructive spirits that is bring rebellion into the church today. These spirits along with the spirit of antichrist brings into the church a false appearance for deceiving appearance to betray friends and families as well as the modern-day church. Yes, this a strong statement that I am about to make: That everything that is going on in the world today comes with an attitude, and attitude for this and an attitude for that; and therefore, to hear the world speak that if we do not have a strong attitude then you are weak.
What does the scriptures haft to say about attitude? What you will find in the scriptures where it speaks about rebellion that comes with an attitude. Then the scriptures speak, about the stealing and robbery that comes with an attitude to where that these attitudes allow the spirit of antichrist to work to oppose God; and God’s word, and God’s truth. The closer that we draw nearer to the Lord’s return I can see the prophetic word of prophecy that is recorded in the book of Revelation being fulfilled. Today within the modern-day church I believe that we are seeing the stage being set for the Lord’s return by seeing how that people are waxing worse and worse according to the prophetic word of the scriptures, 2 Timothy 3:13.
First and foremost, every Christians needs to be honest unto themselves, and admit to ourselves that this deception of the spirit of antichrist, is working and that has caused many individuals to believe things which are un-Christ like, with an un-Christ like attitude. Furthermore, to be honest with you that there is deception within the church today; and we need to stop pointing fingers at everybody else for we to may have deception in are life by being under attack by Satan and by the spirit of antichrist. In addition, it is high time that we stop blaming the spiritual leaders of the church, and all other individuals within the church that we feel that they are causing the deceptions with our-self.
What I have just stated above again reminds me of Jesus parable of the wheat and the tares that brings forth the reality that the tares grow up among the wheat until the time of harvest Matthew 13:24-30. The very first time that the Spirit of God brought this revelation of this parable of the wheat and tares came, and the real revelation about the parable of the wheat and tares, came unto me in 2011. Now it was in this new revelation that I receive in this new revelation was when I began to search for a deeper understanding of this parable. In addition, where that the Spirit of God showed unto me this revelation that Jesus was not only teaching about the kingdom of heaven only, but that Jesus also was teaching unto them of why His Father sent Him to walk between the wheat and the tares with a prophetic message to save Israel; the church, and all, of His creation. In addition, there will be a separation that will come in the time of harvest of the wheat and tares.
Moreover, one might even go so far as to ask or to state this question: What does this parable of the wheat and tares have, to do with the spirit of antichrist in light that the spirit of antichrist is still working today? One of the areas one might interpret or address in this parable while searching for an answer too why that the spirit of antichrist still working today. In addition, by saying that it is the one of the enemies that is sowing it seed of evil, while the saints of the church sleeps, and I will state it in my own personal understanding when I say consider the wording of this text carefully: “Personal interpretation” [however, while the church slept, the spirit of antichrist came and sowed its evil tares or evil seed]. Now the gospel of Matthew states “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.” (Matthew 13:25 KJV)
Another point of reasoning is to bring out this fact of what the wheat and tares and what it is doing and how the church suffers; and has many major defeats, is while they sleep and the spirit of antichrist comes and sow it evil seeds of evil and false doctrine. Therefore, this is just another way of stating it over of why that the church needs a Divine Lawyer with all of the authority and knowledge of how to fight the spirit of antichrist. Another way of looking at this parable is that Jesus was teaching His disciples that their enemy does not come to entertain but that he comes to plant his misleading seeds and destructive seeds of evil that it might do its damage unto the people of the church and then leaves.
Let me state it in this term to stress a reality that we Christians get all bent out of shape after the enemy has come in and already done his damage; or its destruction, and that it is already done its damage before we get on the firing line or take a stand. What’s the point that I am trying to make is this that we are not ready to take a personal stand in are defense; to combat the spirit of antichrist: What takes place? This is just another line of reasoning of why that we the modern-day church needs a Divine Lawyer with the authority of God to give unto each and every Christian the power to fight the spirit of antichrist.
The apostle Paul writes this in the book of Romans “And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.” (Romans 13”11 NASB) I do not believe that the apostle Paul was speaking of are natural sleep but our spiritual sleep within believers or the church. Those who are within the church, who are the spiritual sleepers have lost their awareness of their surrounding danger of the spirit of antichrist working its spiritual damage while they slept through God’s message of warning.
In all, of the parables of our Lord you will find that there are so many, different kinds of examples about what He the Lord teaches about our enemy, in His parables, and how this enemy truly appears in our lives. Yes, to the natural mind or the worldly mind these things are hidden, for example the one that is not hidden from the natural mind is our enemy Satan. However, what seem to be hidden is in regards to this fact that with most Christians when they are reading the Bible, to them this is what is hidden, and the very first is the spirit of antichrist. The second one, is about Christian duty, and the third is about His Father’s laws, covenants and His commandments, one of the major teaching of Jesus examples was about passing the wrong kind of judgment. Yes, for many it is in our different opinions which was written by the apostle Paul about one’s faith Romans 14:1.
Yes, I can agree that there are many different opinions within the church; and therefore, this is why we have so many different beliefs, or denomination of the church today, is it because it is in these opinions of why that we have so many different opinions over doctrines within the church today. The spirit of antichrist uses all, of these difference opinions in people lives to weaken their spiritual relationship with the Lord God with each other, and every passing day because of this indifference the church grows weaker. Let me take this a step further by say that the Holy Scriptures reveals much about spiritual sleep in many different terms or elements to open the eyes of them that is spiritually asleep and is not spiritually awake. Let me relate to you this term that there are many spiritual sleep walkers within the Body of Christ today. Note this is my personal term or opinion and it is not scriptural.
I speak about sleep in this manner which is to say that the modern-day church is spiritually asleep in many ways. For I believe that if we ask the average Christian or saint were ask anything about the Holy Scriptures and its, prophecy that most them would response by say that they have little knowledge of what God is telling or speaking about what God is prophesying about what He will do in the future and especially in the next twenty or thirty years according to what is written in the book of Revelation. Yes, the above statement may sound cruel, however, in many ways quite true for they know very little about the coming days because of the fact that they do not want to hear about the wrath of God. My reasoning for stating it in this manner is because I do strongly believe that we are within the prophetic time frame of the last days which we are living, and therefore, it could be stated that we are living in the time frame of the Revelation of Jesus Christ recorded in the book of Revelation. Most of these individuals would acknowledge that their concept of the prophecy of the Holy Scriptures would be that they know that Christ will return, that there will be a great tribulation, and there will be the mark of the beast, and that is what the Bible says, however, Christians have been saying that since the Day of Pentecost.
In addition, what does the majority of people believe about the Second Coming or the return of Christ is that it could be at any time? Most churches today believe that it must come before the great tribulation. While others believe after the great tribulation which they call the rapture of the church which is the first resurrection. However, the scriptures it does not state anywhere in it the word, the word rapture of the church for this term is a Latin word for being caught up and is not found in the Bible. Therefore, this brings us to the question how do we separate the lies from the truth.