“…every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.  And this is the spirit of Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” [1 John 4:3]

There is nothing new or unknown to God.  What was, is and ever shall be is the same yesterday, today and forever.  There are two spiritual kingdoms – darkness and light.  Man is born into the darkness and lost in his trespasses.  Darkness operates through the spirit of antichrist.  The natural man is governed by his fleshly desires and is trapped by the flesh between Satan and God.  Man must choose between the light and the darkness.  Those governed by Satan love the darkness and cannot speak truth.    Man holds the weapon of choice as to which power will govern him.  The flesh stands between these two kingdoms and becomes the battleground of self-will.

The children of Light [Christians] have no problem confessing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He is alive and walking among us with supernatural power already victorious and Sovereign over the spiritual darkness.   The enemy is ace at deception to this fact, but as God’s people and children of Light we can ask for and act upon the gift of discernment; the spirit of antichrist is easily recognized and God’s people know when others are being led by the spirit of antichrist.

We live in a time when few national leaders proclaim faith in Jesus Christ with any openness and honesty.  Don’t get upset and don’t get confused, walk in the light and His presence will overcome the darkness.  Pray their eyes be opened to the deception and lies of the evil one.

Further Reading:     1 John 4:1-6; Ephesians 5:8 Matthew 5:13-16; 1 John 1:8-11