There are many so called Christians in the world today, and at times it is very difficult for us to identify them, and the reason it has become so difficult for us to Id these cults, is due to the fact that we have forgotten one important truth concerning the scripture.
Not everyone claiming to be a Christian is a Christian, and most often people claiming to be Christians are not aware; the enemy is using them, for the sole purpose of weakening those who are for the truth. And as a result, many Christian fall into the trap of discouragement, because of the disappointments they come up against, by one claiming to be a member.
As Christians we have lost our defense system, and it is time we upgrade those internal instruments that we might be able to discern the enemy creeping into the lives of the young and those newly converted, so that we might defend and build up those who came to Christ. The devil‘s first order of business, is to discourage those surrendering their lives to Christ, by planting in their lives a seed of the enemy, an agent of his pretending to be a Christian. And not long after coming into contact with an agent of the devil, will they no longer desire to pursue the knowledge of Christ, and that is due to an injury, or misguided choice, influenced by the agent of the enemy.
John outlines this in his message, declaring we are not to, ” believe every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”. He went on further explaining the way in which we are able to Id these so-called Christians.
“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God, every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesses 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 4:1-3.
“Whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” said John, and while many of us were looking for the man of sin, called the antichrist, to appear in the distant future, here we have it, they are among us, and they are now in the world. In the end they will be exposed, they will join the ranks of the man of sin, we know as the antichrist, a man that will set up his government, in opposition to God’s Christ and his kingdom.
Nevertheless, Jesus in the end will have the upper hand, we have in our hands the message and promise of God, “and of his kingdom, the kingdom of Christ there shall be no end”. Once Christ established his kingdom here on earth, it will not end, it will be an everlasting kingdom, one in which His people will live forever.
What are we up against, are we aware of this reality. Paul wrote, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12}. And as Christians once we aware of this reality will be able to stamp out the wicked one, and his seed from among us, bringing glory to God the Father. Stand guard and fight in the name of Jesus.
Now the next time you meet someone claiming to be a Christian, simply ask the key question, “Do you believe Jesus Christ is Lord, and that he came into the flesh?” Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God”.
The Muslim community claim they believed in Jesus, but also confessed he is not the son of God, and here in we have the error of their religion, a religion the world is trying to sell as good, and upright. if anyone claiming to be a Christian, or a follower of Christ do not confess Jesus to be the son of God, who came in the flesh, he is the seed and son of the devil an antichrist.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Dear SR/ Madam, Do you believe Jesus to be the son of God, that he came in the flesh, died on the cross and rose again from the grave? Do you believe he is the only way to God the Father? do you believe Him to the only savior? and if the answer is yes to all of these questions, he has the Spirit of God is in him, but if no to these questions, he has the spirit of the antichrist. Pray for him or her before you minister. For it will be a deliverance meeting on the spot.
Pray with a person before you minister, this way you will bring the power of Satan under your authority in Christ Jesus. Luke 10:19-20 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.