Friday, September 30, 2011

The antichrist spirit

1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 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.

One test of the spirit of a teacher is to ask them who Jesus is. Is Jesus only a spirit to them? Is he in every man? Some believe this, but do not see the Jesus who came as a man and who died for our sins. This is the spirit of antichrist. Jesus was with God, the Living Word, a Spirit, for God is a Spirit. This Spirit of Jesus came to us, born of a virgin, a living human who was God the Son. He showed us the nature of his heavenly Father and became our atonement for sin. By his grace we are saved from the wrath of God. When he returned to the Father he left the Holy Spirit for us to discern all truth. The Holy Spirit shows us all that God the Father and God the Son have said. He does not speak of himself. We do not worship an unconnected spirit, but we worship God through the Holy Spirit. A spirit that refuses to see Jesus as the Christ, the one who died for our sins is an antichrist spirit.

1Jn 4:4 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.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 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.
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

More and more the world is moving away from God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. The world has another spirit, the antichrist spirit. Some believe that they hear from God by an angel or by a spirit, a god or a goddess, but they are believing the lie. The antichrist spirit is of satan. Some may think that they are very spiritual, if so then ask them who Jesus is? The Spirit of God speaks the word of God and does not contradict the Holy Bible.

Finally, we are to love one another. For God is a Spirit of love. We also love the truth and his justice. We need discernment with his love. Use the Jesus test in love. If they are in error, then lovingly show them the truth. If they refuse, you have done your part. Remember, until we have come to God through faith in Jesus, we were once deceived. Speak the truth in love, not to condemn, but to save them. Greater is He that is in you.The one thing I see for those testing the spirits is they often are not filled with the love of Christ. Our Christian love and truth are to be an example to the lost. Jesus saves the lost and he saved me. If they oppose the truth, then leave them alone. You gave them the seed of his truth, let the Holy Spirit work to convict them.

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