The Spirit of Anti-Christ
The violent protesters and rioting are not just manifestations of sin and the curse and mankind’s Adamic nature doing what comes naturally. This is the overt and active spirit of anti-Christ spreading like fire across the planet. Which all part of the end-time scenario.
‘By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.’
I John 4:2-3
Organizations like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Democratic Party are just “proxies” for the coming Beast and his beast system. Just like Iran has Hezbollah and Houthis the Beast has Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Democratic Party. All in line with one single goal to destroy everything and anything in its path. Demonically powered, preaching a gospel of death and despair under the guise of equality, justice, and a “New and Better World Order”.
These groups are bestial in nature just like their father (John 8;44) and in complete opposition to the Word of God. There is NO Scripture support for any of their demands or policies. Sadly, these entities are just a pretext and preparation for the beast: “the Anti-Christ”; “the lawless one”; “the man of sin”; “the son of perdition”, the one who will claim to be God. And his bestial world system.
‘Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.’
II Thessalonians 2:3-4
The spirit of anti-Christ has been on the scene since the fall of mankind back in Genesis 3. Jump ahead to the violent protest and riots of 2020 we have not just unprecedented destruction and violence. We are witnessing government leaders systematically impose decrees and policies that at any other time would seem moronic and delusional but because of the prevalent spirit of anti-Christ, they have successfully convinced the masses that good is bad and bad is good.
Unprecedented… I’ve Never Seen This Before…Not in My life Time…
Words heard more and more every day by people from all walks of life and belief systems. Speaking about the worldwide violence, murder, wars and rumors of war, blanket despair, famine, floods, and earthquakes in diverse places. All occurring at once along with the great apostasy and deception in the Church, we are right now at a point where there isn’t much further down in the gutter mankind can go.
The apostle Paul makes it clear to grace age believers and to the world in general exactly what the planet will look like just before the Lord comes for His Church. Let’s read 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Carefully read these verses, it is always a good idea to read a section of passages a few times before we can really latch on. Here in 2 Timothy verse 1, Paul is referring to the end of the Church Age (the gospel of grace and the body of Christ) and God is getting the stage set to pick up where He left off with the Nation of Israel and those final seven years. Remember 483 years of the 490 prophesied have been fulfilled on Palm Sunday.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 Timothy 3:1
In verses 2-5, you see an exact snapshot of what is going on in America
2 Timothy 3:2a
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
Are you seeing who is doing all the protesting and rioting? Kids… Yes, 90% of the protesters and rioters are just kids in their late teens and 20’s. The scripture is exact! It’s all part and parcel of the end-time scenario.
2 Timothy 3:2b-3a
“…unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection…
When we hear about a mother drowning her kids or teenagers setting a police officer on fire and laughing while they film it, it’s frightening. It’s all part of the end-time scenario. And don’t expect things to change or go back to normal because it’s going to get worse, and not better. Finishing out verse 3 and reading into verse 4 we find more unholy attributes that are in our social media feeds daily and on television for the whole world to see.
2 Timothy 3b
… trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Lastly, and rounding out Paul’s warning of “perilous times” is the great deception in the Church which will be covered in another post. But rest assured Satan has his emissaries of light working overtime deceiving the masses. In 2 Timothy 3:5, Paul is referring to false teachers, that look great, sound great, but they are offspring of the evil one.
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
II Timothy 3:5
As believers today, what is our longing? For the Lord to come and “come quickly”. As we see America and the world falling apart, and literally going into the lap of the evil one, how can we help but cry out, “Lord come quickly.”
I’ll leave you with these encouraging passages from Romans 8.
‘For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.’