Audio Length: 50:42 (ministered @ Grace Community church in Arroyo Hondo New Mexico on 3/18)
satan is the master illusionist. Just like a magician knows how to divert your attention in order for a “magic trick” to work. satan is also diverting people’s attention away from the truth, away from God by creating chaos, confusion, doubt, divisions and entertainments. But that’s all just a smoke screen of what he is really dong behind the scenes.
The working’s of the antichrist spirit is another sign pointing to the rapture of the church age. It is desperately preparing the world for the great tribulation and the coming of the antichrist (Revelation 13).
We needs to understand what is going on now and compare current events with the Holy Bible in order to stand in the gap for others more effectively, just a little while longer.
Opening Scriptures: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as god sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is god.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:
only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:
The antichrist is the very opposite of Jesus Christ. Everything Jesus Christ stands for: Righteousness, Holiness, Godliness… the antichrist stands against
Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
the antichrist is that strong delusion where many people will believe he is god (Revelation 13), because many now are continuing to reject The One true God of Abraham; Isaac; and Jacob and His only begotten Son; Jesus Christ
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The spirit of antichrist has already been working for thousands of years, and responding in this last generation to what the Holy Spirit ministers through His Pastors, Teachers, Prophets, Evangelists, and lay ministers in the authority of Jesus Christ.
Victoria Martens was a 10-year-old little girl who was brutally murdered in New Mexico by her mother and her party friends. That’s the workings of the spirit of antichrist! Teens and people of all ages committing suicide, school shootings= That’s also the spirit of antichrist at work!
“Positive thoughts and prayers is not what we need. We need to do something now!” This is a direct quote from people crying out in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, which is ultimately the rejection of God and the power of prayer.
This is what the Apostle John saw in this wicked, adulterous and perverse generation by the divine revelation of the Holy Spirit. A Generation who rejects God and His power thereof:
1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
By these passages of Scripture and our experiences also, we know the world is the spirit of error, satanically influenced by the spirit of antichrist
The spirit of antichrist Is Working Diversions
Sin is the worship of flesh and that is the workings of the antichrist spirit, Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness
According to Jesus Christ, adultery comes in a couple of forms. it’s not limited to the act of, but it is also the lust of the eyes: pornography.
Uncleanness is also an abominable sin such as: homosexuality, bi-sexuality, transgender sexuality, bestiality and so forth. Lasciviousness is lewdness, public nudity-immodest clothing of both men and women. This is the spirit of antichrist at work!
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies
Idolatry is the worship of flesh and sin. It can take on the form of worshiping gender, race, sexuality, sports, politics, entertainments. Idolatry is simply putting ones own priorities above God.
Witchcraft is a very interesting word used here. The use is not limited to spell cast, curse cast, divination and horoscopes. It also is referring to mind altering drugs.
The word ‘Pharmakeia’ is used here according to: Strong’s Complete Dictionary of Bible Words #5331-5332. Such as Marijuana, mushrooms, lsd, opium heroin, crack, cocain, pcp, opioid’s, and so forth.
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, reveling (rock and roll), and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
This Is That Generation
Jeremiah 16:10-12 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?
Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken Me, saith the Lord, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me and have not kept My law;
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination (dictates) of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto Me:
This is that generation! There is nothing new under the sun! We as a nation has been sowing into destruction for decades just like Israel back in the days of Jeremiah. And we’re reaping a culture of curse, death and destruction quickly.
America is more sinful than Sodom and Gomorrah, due to the fact that they did not have the technology as we do today to take sin farther into deeper perversion and depravity! Bankrupting humanity spiritually, more quickly than ever in the history of human kind!
All these are tall-tell signs of the rapture of the church and the second coming of Jesus Christ. You see the spirit of antichrist is working to prepare the way for the rise of the antichrist himself. And the world is already being duped into the wicked schemes of the devil and don’t know it.
Everything that is going on today is all literally a Heaven and Hell issue. The only remedy, the only answer is Jesus Christ!
How To Pray For This Lost Generation
This is a lost Generation that is desperately in need of Jesus Christ. How can one believe and receive eternal life? We as Christians must pray that the Lord will manifest Himself personally to sinners and heathens
Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I (Jesus Christ) was found of them that sought Me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after Me.
God Almighty must draw people to His Word of Truth (Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible) first, and must hear the truth. And then the Holy Spirit will illuminate and convince people of God’s Truth and worketh the heart of every hearer.
When sinners choose Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit will lead a person to repentance in order to receive the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. And that’s how God operates.
John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.