The word ANTICHRIST is mentioned four different times by the apostle John in the Bible, and I am going to take a look at all four of those references. We can get a very good understanding of what the ANTICHRIST spirit is all about by studying these scripture verses. Keep in mind that these verses are in the Bible for a reason. John gave them to us for our instruction, and it is up to each individual to do what they want with them.
Here are four references from the Bible that mention the word ANTICHRIST.
Reference Number One
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. (1 John 4:3)
Plain and simple, this verse is telling us that those who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came down from above, was manifested in the flesh, and was in fact the promised Mesiah is of an ANTICHRIST spirit.
Reference Number Two
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)
In this verse John describes those who do not believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, as DECEIVERS, along with the same desciption from before of ANTICHRIST.
Reference Number Three
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)
This verse is very clear in telling us that those who deny that Jesus is the Christ is ANTICHRIST, denying both the Father and the Son. Many people do not realize that the word CHRIST actually means MESSIAH.
So John is telling us that those who do not believe that Jesus is the MESSIAH are not only of an ANTICHRIST spirit, but John calls them liars.
This would apply to any person [Jewish or Gentile], who lives anywhere in the world.
If a person refuses to believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh to this earth, and that He is in fact the CHRIST [MESSIAH], they would be indentified as having an ANTICHRIST spirit.
The word ANTICHRIST in the Greek is ANTICHRISTOS, which means “opponent of MESSIAH.”
So John has already told us that those of an ANTICHRIST spirit are deceivers and liars.
Reference Number Four
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (1 John 2:18 )
Here John is telling us that there were many in his day who had an ANTICHRIST spirit. That was almost two thousand years ago and the same could be said for today, because the majority of people in the world do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and the promised Messiah.
Now I want you to take a look at some more scripture references from this same apostle John that flow right along with what we are talking about.
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:10-12)
Here John tells us that those who do not believe the record [testimony] that God has given us of His Son, have made Him [God] a LIAR. Folks this is some very serious language that the apostle John is using here.
Should that message be watered down for anybody?
Should that message be sugarcoated to please people?
What do you think?
I believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and I believe that those words stand as true today as they did when John spoke them.
Now lets talk about the people in the modern State of Israel. I know that I am not misrepresenting them by saying that the majority of people who are living in Israel, as well as around the world, do not believe that Jesus is the Christ [MESSIAH]
I realize that the majority of Gentiles do not believe that Jesus is the MESSIAH either, but I am dealing with the modern State of Israel because the modern day “church,” with its Christian Zionism, is working hand in hand with them. This is absolutely an UNEQUAL YOKING according to the Word of God.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
I believe that this modern day Christian Zionist movement is one of the most deceptive, delusional masterpieces that Satan has ever invented.
The apostle John poured out his heart in warning his fellow believers about those who were of an ANTICHRIST spirit, and here in this modern day the “Christians” are joining hands with them, instead of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.
The Gospel message still stands true today for both Jewish and Gentile. This Gospel message has been flowing for nearly 2000 years and it started at Jerusalem, and it has been going to the uttermost parts of the earth ever since. A person is either for Christ or they are against Christ [ANTICHRIST], but there is no neutral ground when it comes to the Gospel.
A person who has been truly born again of the Spirit is now part of the Kingdom of God. We are new creations in Jesus Christ. Our wretched souls have been redeemed from an eternal Hell by the blood of Jesus Christ.
It is now our desire that all men should come to repentance and a living faith in Jesus Christ.
And yet there are those such as John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in Texas who have called for a preemptive attack on Iran, as if God desires to destroy those people.
Where is the mercy of God in all of that? Are the souls of those people who live in Iran any less precious than those who live in Israel, or any other place in the world?
Where is the Spirit of Jesus Christ in that? It is not there folks!
My sweet Jesus said this to His followers [in RED]:
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. (Luke 9:54-56)
Yes, there will always be wars and there will always be political corruption, but the Christian has a different Master, and His name is Jesus, and our weapons are not fleshly but spiritual.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)
Join hands with an ANTICHRIST spirit if you like, but I think I will pass on that one. I’ll pass simply because I know that one day I too will stand before the One who was butchered on a bloody cross, and I still take Him at His word.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18 )