Throughout the years many doctrines of devils slowly have entered the church and because of that, many churches are seated in darkness. But why did these things happen? Has it got something to do with the end times and the antichrist?
The Word of God is infallible
Why is the Bible; the Word of God reliable and infallible? Is it because of scientific proof? No, absolutely not! The reason that the Bible is infallible, is that every prophecy, that God has given, has come to pass and is still coming to pass. He is the Truth and His Word is the Truth, and that will never change.
As I said, the prophecies that God has given are still coming to pass. Therefore if you want to know more about the end times and the things that will take place, I advise you to read and study the Word of God, and let the Holy Spirit reveal to you the things that will come to pass. Because one way or the other, the prophecies about the last days of the end times, will come to pass.
All around us we see a decline in churches. We see that many churches have made concessions with the world and have been conformed to the world instead of the Word.
Yes, many churches have become world churches. They are no longer the body of Christ anymore, and don’t operate in the spirit, but they are carnal and operate in the natural realm. They have become the body of the devil and that’s why they operate in the natural realm. The devil has become the head of many churches and congregations.
How do we recognise if the devil is the head of the church?
We recognise if a church has become the body of the devil and belongs to the world, if we look at the works and the fruit of the body. Some works are:
- Selfishness, love for ‘self’
- Lying (including little white lies)
- Love for money
- Lawlessness (against the word of God and not willing to submit to the commandments of Jesus)
- Unfaithfullness (not being faithful, loyal)
- Living in sin (and use grace or the ‘love of God’ as an excuse to keep sinning)
- Living together unmarried
- Sexual uncleanness
- Adultery, fornication
- Acceptance and tolerance of sin
- Worldly wisdom (i.e. science; theology, philosophy, psychology etc)
- Worldly prosperity
When these works occur in a church or congregation, then the Holy Spirit is not present and Jesus is not the Head, but the devil is. Demonic forces have their way, and mislead the so-called believers, with new doctrines, visions, dreams, prophecies, miracles, signs etc. But these prophecies, dreams, visions, miracles etc. will not be in line with the Word of God.
To give an example: Let’s say a woman, gets a word or vision from God, telling her that He has great plans for her life. He wants her to become more spiritually, and because of that she needs to divorce her husband, because he is limiting her spiritual growth.
Well, this is a lie from the pit of hell, and this can never be a word from God. Why not? Because the covenant is holy for God. God shall never command someone to break a covenant, which He has instituted. It’s written:
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Gen 2:24, Mark 10:7)
You shall know them by their fruits
Jesus says very clearly that by the fruits, we shall recognise the tree. If we see a mulberry tree, then we don’t have to expect that this tree will bear apples. If that is the case, then it’s not a mulberry tree, but a misshaped apple tree, that looks like a mulberry tree.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them (Mat 7:15-20)
The church is an assembly of born again believers and therefore the believers are the church. That’s why the works of the believers, will reveal the state of the church. Again, if the works, which are mentioned above, take place among the believers, than they are carnal and the devil is the head of that body.
The world and the church are being prepared for the antichrist
The world and the church are being prepared for the antichrist. The antichrist shall be a replica of his own generation. The antichrist shall be a reflection of this time.
If the antichrist would have come and entered the church 100 years ago, then the believers would have recognised the antichrist and would have casted him out of the church. The stage was not prepared yet for the antichrist to come. But Today we see, that the stage is being prepared, not only in the world, but also in many churches and congregations. Many churches and congregations adapted the spirit of this world and therefore have the spirit of the antichrist.
What goes against God’s Word, is being tolerated and accepted. The antichrist is the sun of perdition; the son of lawlessness and he rebells against every commandment of God. He changes the words of God into a lie, and he is worshipped by the people.
Let no man deceive you by any means:for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God (2 Th 2:3-4)
The spirit of the antichrist
The spirit of the antichrist is already present and working in many churches and congregations, because the Word; Jesus is being adjusted to the lusts, desires, feelings, emotions, opinions etc. of people. People have become the center of attention, they reign and are being worshipped and that’s exactly what the devil wants.
The number of men is 6 (because men is created on the sixth day). The ‘self’ or ‘ego’ of men has become the center in this world, and in many churches, and that’s why the devil shall arise in the church and shall sit in the temple.
They shall all worship him. 666 the number of men, the devil, death, and hell, shall reign in the antichrist and much power shall be given to him (Rev 13).
The antichrist shall be a prideful man, who shall have a lot of scientific (worldly) knowledge, and knowledge of the Bible.
But he shall twist the Word of God into a lie, so that it will be used satanically, to give honour and glory to the devil. The Word of God shall be used for the kingdom of the darkness.
The antichrist shall be a charismatic leader, who shall speak impressive words, so that many people, including believers, will be misled by his enticing words and promises. He shall seduce and mislead many people, and take them captive by his words. He shall do great signs and wonders, by which many shall be mislead, including believers.
Focused upon miracles, signs and wonders
If believers are more focused upon signs, miracles and wonders, and believe them above the Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ, then they shall be misled, and shall believe and follow the antichrist.
The antichrist shall despise God, and everything that has to do with His Kingdom. It may seem like he loves God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and shall piously confess Him, but he shall not recognise Jesus as the Christ, as the Son of the living God, Who came in the flesh upon this earth (1 Jo 2:22, 4:3, 2 Jo 1:7). Neither shall he walk in the commandments of Jesus. He shall not walk after the Spirit, but after the flesh. He shall not bear the fruit of the Spirit, but he shall bear the fruit of the flesh.
The antichrist shall destroy every institution of God, like marriage, family life, sexual orientation, four-fold ministry, the baptism, the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit etc). He shall plead for freedom and shall make promises, where the world and also the church is waiting for. What kind of promises? Economic prosperity, financial prosperity, healing etc. Because if you live after the flesh, then you are focused on carnal things instead of the things of the Spirit.
Shall the antichrist be gay?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the antichrist would be gay, because as it is written in the Book of Daniel:
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished:for that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god:for he shall magnify himself above all (Dan 11:36-37)
Many churches and congregations have not acknowledged homosexuality as a spirit of homosexuality (a spirit of lust and perversity), because they life after the flesh and are carnal.
They consider homosexuality as a natural cause; they say that a person is born as a homosexual, and no one can do something about it.
Because of their carnal mind, they have tolerated and accepted homosexuality in the church.
They not only accepted homosexuality in the church, but they even allowing homosexuals in the office. Many churches approve the things that God despises.
Many churches and congregations are asleep, they are spiritually ignorant. They are not being led by the Holy Spirit, and don’t walk after the Spirit, but they are carnal and walk after the flesh. Therefore they don’t discern the spirits. The devil is using this to prepare the stage of the church for the false prophet; the antichrist.
The born again believers, who walk after the Spirit,
will be persecuted
The true born again believers in Jesus Christ, who acknowledge the Word of God, and walk in the Word, after the Spirit, will be persecuted. Not only by the world, but also by their church or congregation.
They shall be banned from their church, because they choose to follow Jesus and not any man, who changes the Word of God, for his own gain.
They will not be part of the kingdom of darkness, that rules many churches, but they will be part of the few believers, who will stay loyal to Jesus Christ; their Head. They will stay loyal to their Saviour and Lord and be led by Him.
About 100 years ago none of this could have happened. It was unthinkable, but it won’t take long before the antichrist shall arise and takes his place in this world and in the church.
‘Be the salt of the earth’