Spirit Filled Pastor Reveals 7 Ways to Identify the Spirit of the Antichrist
Charisma News - Many believe the Antichrist will be a literal, global leader, but the spirit of the antichrist already permeates the world with its corrosive influence. We need keen spiritual discernment to recognize and resist it.
Jesus warned that the No. 1 sign indicating His soon return is mass deception (Matt. 24:4-5). He predicted deception will be so rampant in the last days that even the elect would be deceived "if possible" (Matt. 24:24).
Thankfully, those who live by biblical truth and listen to the Holy Spirit will not be deceived. Discernment is "the ability to distinguish right from wrong, good from evil, truth from error; to perceive, detect or recognize." The more familiar we are with a genuine item, the easier it is to spot a fake. The more we know and love the true Christ, the less vulnerable we will be to the spell of the Antichrist.
The term "antichrist" is found five times in Scripture, all in John's letters (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3, 2 John 1:7). It means "an opponent of the Messiah, one who stands against or in opposition to all Christ represents." This Satanic spirit is the driving force behind the evil in the world. While the Antichrist will be a literal person.....READ MORE
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