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Understanding Antichrists [Part 6]

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Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, & Part 5.

When I wrote Part 5 a whole year ago, I mentioned that it was the final portion of the essay, but that my study would be ongoing. Well after having put aside all of the research for a while, God brought me back to it and We have actually been studying it in our church as well. So not everything is completely my revelation. Some of the intermingled concepts are from Apostle Lisa McFarland of Warring Dove International Ministries.

-More on the Wardoves-

Now this is not a direct quote, but since we have been discussing it in our classes at the church, some of what I have been thinking is inspired by the series studying it in the church. Furthermore, she challenged us to read through the writings of John. [The Gospel of John, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John, and The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Through this reading I have had my eyes opened wide to the fullness of Who Christ is right now at this very moment, and what the spirit of antichrist is right now at this moment. With that said let’s dig in. I have been wrestling with the concept of the prefix ‘anti’ which is the prefix associated with ‘antichrist’ What does it mean in its fullness. If you have read through the first 5 parts of this series, you will know that in part two I gave the definition of ‘antichrist’. I am going to quote the first half of that here.

[  “Antichrist” is the English translation of the original Koine Greek ἀντίχριστος, pronounced än-tē’-khrē-stos. It is made up of two root words, αντί + Χριστός (anti + Christos). “Αντί” can mean not only “against” and “opposite of”, but also “in place of”  ]

In previous parts we really dove into the against portion of this meaning. However lately God has been speaking to me about the ‘opposite of’ portion of this definition. The antichrist spirit is the ‘opposite of’ Christ. Chances are that this is a ‘well duh’ moment for you and you think I am crazy for thinking that this is a deep revelation, but if you will continue reading, I will show you why this is so important.

The antichrist spirit is ANYTHING that is in opposition to what Christ Jesus is. I do not know how many posts it will take to unpack the full impact of this, but I will continue to search for wisdom and understanding. Lets begin by looking at a simple verse that you have probably heard a thousand times.

1st John 4:8 “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

In this verse, John explains one of the key aspects of the nature of God. GOD IS LOVE. In the verse previous to this John explains that Love is from God, and that anyone who loves is from God.  We as Christians are called to love, but if we do not love, John saws we do not know God.

Christ is love, and if we do not love like Christ we are antichirst in our core. We do not know God. This is a big hit to my heart, because the more I grow close the Christ, the more I realize how little I love. But, praise God, He is working in my life and causing me to grow to be more like Him everyday. I am learning to Love.

Bob Jones once described a dream or vision he had. I don’t remember it all, but I remember this. He was standing at the gates of heaven and the Lord asked him, “Did You Learn to Love.” When he was thinking about it, he felt conviction because he knew in that instant how important this was to God and how this single question felt in an instant as if it were the most important question he would ever hear.

Now I know some people do not put much stock in dreams and visions, but this one has stuck with me. Even as I heard him retell it, I felt the weight of conviction on me, and I have been seeking to grow in love everyday. God is Love and thus to Grow in love is to grow in Him.

Did you learn to Love?

I pray that this question would haunt us every day, and cause us to run hard after God and become more like Him. He is love, and we need to be more like He is. There is still a lot more coming as I continue to unpack the spirit of antichrist. But I do know that Love is going to burn in me. I will learn to Love.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]

Understanding Antichrists [5]

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The past few days I have been posting an article I wrote on the spirit of the antichrist. This is the final portion of the article, however, it is not the end of my studies and research. As I continue to study, I may add to this series, but for now this is the conclusion…

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

Every great magic has three parts, “The Pledge”, “The Turn”, and “The Prestige” The final part of the trick is where you are deceived fully and believe the lie as truth

This is how we as Christians must combat the spirit of Antichrist. You see Alfred was a magician, he understood the way the system worked, he understood how to see past the deception and the trick to se what was really going on.

We must be grounded more than ever in the truth of the Word. Our doctrines need to be more and more in line with What God has said. If we know the truth, we can continue to weed out the antichrists.

But the word is not our only line of defense against antichrists. We also need to be in the fire of his presence. It delivers, it purifies, and it molds us to his image.

[2nd Corinthians 3:16-18 NASB but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.]

As we become more like him we are more able to see what is not like him. Transformation is the second key. If we are transformed into his image we know him, and we understand him. If you are not committed to becoming like him, you are not going to fully know him and thus lose a prime safeguard from the antichrists.

The movie had a very unique ending. Both of the rival magicians ended up dying. This is also indicative of antichrist. You se the antichrist will draw you so far away from truth if you allow it to that it will kill you spiritually. Its goal is to draw you away from your salvation. This is the real prestige. This is the heart of the trick. In “The Turn” the road of the deception begins but you do not know the full extent of where it is going. But as the deception draws you further away, you are less able to see the truth. In the movie, Michael Caine’s character has a brilliant line, “Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled” This is the heart of deception. True deception makes it so you are so deceived you no longer seek the truth.

Now I want to discuss another phase of our protection. Prayer. We need to pray a prayer of release, rebuking the spirit of antichrist off of us. For your ease, I will put my personal prayer of release. I wrote this with help from others. If you pray this, it will help you release yourself from the bonds of antichrist that have already ensnared you and continue to attempt to ensnare you, to deceive you, and draw you away from the Truth.

I repent, on behalf of myself and my ancestors on both sides of my family, all the way up to Adam for any false worship, any covenants with any gods other than Jesus Christ. I renounce and come out of any agreement with Satan or the Spirit of Antichrist. I affirm my covenant to Jesus Christ, who is The Son of God, come in the flesh, who was fully God and fully man. I affirm the truth of His word that He was crucified upon the cross and buried in a borrowed tomb. I affirm the truth of His word that He who is the Christ was resurrected by the power of His Holy Spirit.

I repent for believing the lies of the Antichrist and of Satan that would deny these truths. I come out of agreement with any lies that I have believed and ask you to show me the specific lies that I have believed.

This is a good time to break and allow His Holy Spirit to speak to you. Yield to him and allow him to show you the lies you are currently believing that deny Him. As he shows you these lies, repent for them and ask his spirit to fill you with the truth of his word.

Now, if you are a Ministry leader, continue with this prayer.

Holy Spirit, show me areas of my ministry that are not aligned with the word of God. Show me the areas where antichrist has deceived. I am willing to shift myself and my ministry to align with you. Illuminate anything that is associated with antichrist. Show me the people who are deceived and operating out of the Spirit of Antichrist. Lord show me how to teach them and love them out of their deception. Show me how to remove antichrist fully from my ministry. I Love you and want to honor you alone with my ministry. In the Name of the One True God, Jesus Christ; Amen.


I hope this has blessed you and that it has given you a better understanding of antichrist. God Bless.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]

Understaning Antichrists [4]

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Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

[1st John 4:2-3 NASB 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.]

The antichrist spirit also denies the fact that Jesus is Christ in flesh. This is an extension of the previous verse in 1st John 2:22. This gives us another clue to the nature of the antichrist spirit. When we look at these two verses in conjunction, we see that the Antichrist will either deny the deity of Christ, or it will deny the humanity of Christ. But to take any of the nature of Christ away is to deny the truth, and thus nullify the word of God.

[2nd John 1:7 NASB For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.]

This is a confirmation of that which John has already written concerning the antichrist. However this time he adds one more thing to the list of Antichrist characteristics “Deceiver”

I believe that John wrote this to show that there is a spiritual link between a lying or deceiving spirit and the spirit of Antichrist. A lying or deceiving spirit will try to pervert you off the narrow way. If it can begin to take you off the track, then your vision of the truth is more easily manipulated; thus allowing the antichrist spirit room to operate within the life of the Believer.

As we continue down this road, we begin to see a picture of a spirit that is integrated itself with the church. It begins with “The Pledge” the antichrist sits among us worshiping with us, praying with us, and living with us. But the second part of any trick is “The Turn” where in the truth begins to come out. Antichrist begins to slowly release his doctrines. The divisive, deceptive damaging doctrines discussed but The Beloved Apostle in his Epistles. Slowly he beings to infect you with lies, but not all at once, because it needs to lure you away.

In the movie, The great Danton is looking to find a double to help him with his trick. He finds an actor who looks like him, and can even make it sound like him. But in the end he is a drunk who is only pretending to be The Great Danton. He lends us one great line however, “Did you think you were unique, Mr Angier? I’ve been Caesar. I’ve played Faust. How hard could it possibly be to play the Great Danton?”

I find this very interesting. You see, Cesar is a man who believed he was so powerful he was God himself, he tried to take over the world so that he was the supreme one. He was operating as an antichrist. Then he mentions Faust. For those unfamiliar with the Legend of Faust, it is the story of a man who is looking for power, and happiness, he finds it by making a deal with the devil.

This is true of much of the antichrist spirit’s work in the life of a believer. Satan lures us away with the promise of blessing. We see someone who operates in signs, wonders, and miracles, but is not grounded in the Truth of Jesus Christ, and Moral Integrity.

The Movie gives us more insight into the Spirit of Antichrist. You See I the movie there is a famous Asian magician who has a trick no one can understand, but Alfred Borden, a magician himself realizes it upon a careful examination of the magician. The Magician portrays a feeble old man, all the time, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This is how he is able to keep the deception. In reality he is as strong as an ox, but he tries to make you believe he is weak. He shows that weakness any time he is in public so that you never see his hidden strength. Thus making the illusion complete. This is how the deceptive antichrist works as well. He blends in seamlessly among us. But, a careful observer, trained in the word is able to see the difference.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]

Understanding Antichrists [3]

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Continuing from the previous 2 days, here is part three on the antichrist spirit.

Read Part 1 & Part 2.

As the movie often quotes, “Are you watching closely?” Lets look at Biblical references to The Spirit of Antichrist. The Word Antichrist appears 5 times in the First and second epistle of John. It is never capitalized.

[1st John 2:18-19 NASB Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichristshave appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.]

You first will take note where John says ‘antichrist is coming’ he does not say The Antichrist to signify one person, or event, but alludes to a broader meaning. Then he continues in saying that many antichrists have come. John is not speaking of “The Antichrist” of the Tribulation, but rather something bigger, and broader. A spirit of antichrist.

Then as we reach to verse 19, we see John discussing the birth of antichrist. It went out from us, but was not with us. This shows me that those who are Divisive are exhibiting characteristics of the antichrist. The Antichrist spirit wants to separate the church to rip it apart. Why? This is because if it can destroy the church, it keeps the anointing from flowing.

If we know that unity brings anointing, then we know that division hinders anointing. IF we are all mavericks and lone rangers we cannot come into alignment with others to strengthen the anointing. Just as there are many antichrists all working to oppose and replace the anointing, the deliverers and the Christ, the church should be many, uniting together to raise the banner of Christ, the deliverers and the anointing. Also if it can divide the church it can hinder the passing of the Gospel message. This helps to attack at the Christ himself.

Furthermore by this verse, we see that it is birthed in the church. Look at those who called for the crucifixion of Jesus. It was not the Romans, but rather the Pharisees who were the leaders of the Jewish ‘church’

“The Pledge”is simply that, a pledge. Antichrist begins his deception in the church. Looking like, talking like, acting like, and convincing others that he is like us. But he is not.

Antichrist wants to be known as one of us, because if he can be one of us, he can gain power and influence amongst us. As Matthew 24:24 says, “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.”

You cannot be deceived by someone who doesn’t have a level of trust or relationship with you. The spirit of Antichrist is a spirit of Power. It has to be if it intends to take the place of the one true Christ. Jesus Christ our Lord was a man who performed signs, wonders, and miracles. Thus, Antichrist’s must also be of power, or at least perceived to be of power.

[1st John 2:22 NASB Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.]

This is what is referred to as a direct correlation. The Apostle John tells us that The Antichrist is he who denies Jesus as the Christ. This also provides us with a clear understanding of the nature of the spirit. It is a lying spirit. Notice it never says that it denies Jesus, but that Jesus is the Christ. Many with the antichrist spirit will be open to Jesus, but will deny his status as supreme anointed of the Lord.

Tomorrow I will post the net installment. As I have said this was a Five page paper so there is still a fair bit of information to be shared. feedback is always welcomed.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]

Understanding Antichrists [2]

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Yesterday I posted part one of my article on the spirit of Antichrist. Today we will be looking at the word ‘Antichrist’ itself and seeing what we can learn from this. I pray as you read these articles you are enlightened to the nature of Antichrist and his working in the church. I pray that these practical things will help you discern the spirit of Antichrist at work in your church and your life. with that said, I do not want to draw this out…

Read Part 1.
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Now, let me give you a brief Biblical explanation of each of these points. The first point deals with the etymology of the word Antichrist itself.

“Antichrist” is the English translation of the original Koine Greek ἀντίχριστος, pronounced än-tē’-khrē-stos. It is made up of two root words, αντί + Χριστός (anti + Christos). “Αντί” can mean not only “against” and “opposite of”, but also “in place of”, “Χριστός“, translated “Christ”, is Greek for the Hebrew “Messiah” meaning “anointed,” and refers to Jesus of Nazareth within Christian theology.

Putting these words together gives us an interesting perspective. One who stands in place of and is in opposition to the Anointed, the Messiah, and the Christ. If we separate those three words; anointed, Messiah, and Christ, it will give us understanding of the targets of the antichrist spirit. Because we know that the word messiah means ‘deliverer’ we know; Antichrist targets the anointing, the deliverers and the Christ.

This is what I call “The Pledge” Antichrist wants to blend in with the crowd. It doesn’t begin by telling you the truth, that it is actually planted in your Church, Your family, or yourself with the purpose of deceiving you and drawing you away from the Truth of the Word of God.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]

Understanding Antichrists

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Recently I was asked to research the Spirit of Antichrist. I have decided to share the article I have written. the reason I am sharing this is because there is a lot of information flying around concerning this spirit, but many of the things I have read concern, “The Antichrist” or “The Lawless One” which is the Eschatological Personification of this spirit in the final days. However when it comes to the spirit itself and its operation in the church today, there is little information that is readily available. Many of the articles that are available are confusing at best. It was my goal to make this article clear to explain this issue in a manner that any discerning Christian would be able to understand. The article I have written is 5 pages, and because of this, I will be splitting it into several posts over the next few days. Check back every day for the next installment. Today will be the introduction, I will highlight everything that you need to know, and each following portion will go further in depth with each of my main points.

With that said, Here we go::

Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.

This is the introduction to one of my personal favourite movies, 2006’s “The Prestige” Starring Michael Caine, Christian Bale, and Hugh Jackman. It hit me as I was watching this today that it is a great description of the Spirit of Antichrist. You see, Antichrist is a deceptive, divisive, dangerous spirit, and it is wildly at work in the body of Christ today.

Before we begin our study of Antichrist, I want to tell you the 5 main points you need to know. If you get nothing out of reading this, I pray you get these five.

  1. Antichrist targets the anointing, the deliverers and the Christ.
  2. Antichrist is a spirit. It is not a singular person or event.
  3. Antichrist is a divisive spirit using division to break the church apart to crush both the anointing, and the spreading of the Truth of Jesus as Son of God come in Flesh.
  4. Antichrist is birthed not of the world, but of the church. The Antichrist spirit may life in the world, but it manifests itself in the church.
  5. Antichrist is a deceptive spirit. It tries to blind the people from walking in the truth of Christ.


Keep an eye out tomorrow as we take a closer look at the first point as we delve into the definition and etymology of the word “Antichrist” If you have any questions and thoughts feel free to share.

[P.S. I am aware that Ozzy is not The Antichrist, but it has been a longstanding urban legend, and I thought this picture fit well, so I went with it. Do not be offended, thank you.]