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April 11, 2022

The Antichrist

In the Last Days, a man will come onto the world scene offering answers for rising global problems. He is not the Christ, but a false representation - the Antichrist. In this teaching, learn what the Bible says about him and how to warn others about this coming deceiver.


In the Last Days, a man will come onto the world scene offering answers for rising global problems. He is not the Christ, but a false representation - the Antichrist. In this teaching, learn what the Bible says about him and how to warn others about this coming deceiver.

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When John speaks about the antichrist, the Greek word is decreas, and it doesn't mean that the antichrist is some guy that hops onto the world saying, and he, and he's a cusser and he's dropping Jesus' name. And he spits on the sidewalk and he wears black. He's got a cross up upside down on his t-shirt. That's not what it means. The word Andre still is means that he comes instead of Christ. That's right. He's the replacement Christ he's is that gonna happen very easily to a price rejecting oil. 

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A lot of people have heard about the anti Christ. You don't have to be a Christian to have heard about the antichrist. Everybody knows about the number 6 66, you know, that kind of stuff. And we're talking about the events of the last days, various references, the end times, last days, last hour, John John calls, the last days, the last hour, I like him. He's he's not even waiting around for the last days. He's calling it the last hour. He looked at his son dialed and said, man, it's it's the last hour. Yeah, he said that 2000 years ago. No. So think about that. So we're down to the last couple of seconds here. 

Nanoseconds, the Jews re refer to the events of the last days as the end of days, right? That's pretty powerful word. And Muslims have in their eschatology, which is an eschatology robbed stolen, right outta the Bible. But they look to an end time scenario that is described from their perspective, which is what the book of revelation and the old Testament profits have revealed for thousands of years, that there's an end coming. And that for the believer for us in this place, I pray that you're here as a believer. If not, why aren't you a Christian? I mean, I can't think of one reason why you're not a follower of Jesus today. Uh, it's never been a better time to become a follower. And what are you waiting for? I mean, this is a time to get on board. This trains about to leave the station friend. 

And we'd love you to come with us. Christ is coming back and he's promised to do that and he'll never break his promise. And so the Bible tells us that in first John chapter two verse 18, first John two 18, the Bible tells us there. John says little children. He's speaking to the church. It is the last hour. And as I have, as you have heard the antichrist coming, even now, many antichrist have come by which we know that it is the last hour. In other words, every time you hear a false prophets, false teaching sermons, that don't accomplish anything. I'm convinced now in the world that we live in, you can go sit in a church and listen to a sermon. And if it doesn't do anything, then it might be just as dangerous as false teaching. If it's just a message about platitudes and thoughts and perspectives on, does it instruct, does it rebuke? 

Does it convince, does it exhort? Does it cause you to draw closer to Jesus? I think God is looking for sermons and churches and messages and pulpits that are ready to stand in the days of which his very word is being fulfilled and shall be fulfilled. This is the time to ger up your armor and to have faith. Does the world hate us? Yes. Get in line. The world hates us, got a, got a tip last night. A Newsweek magazine blasting us for last Wednesday. Night's message. And um, no, listen, this is the third story they've written on. What's been going on at this church. So let me the somebody, whoever you are at Newsweek, we want you to know something right now. Keep watching you watch every program. I can tell by how you write about what we're saying. So here's the thing we want you to know. We love you. Yes. Jesus loves you. Most. He died on the cross for you and you need to surrender to him. You really need render him, but you keep watching and you keep viewing, but know this for God. So loved the world that he gave his only begotten son for you. And Newsweek's not your answer. Your paycheck is not your answer. Your career's not your answer. Jesus is coming back and I don't want you to report on the day after the rapture happened, come and follow Jesus. Please do that. 

So when John speaks about the antichrist, the Greek word is anti decreas dose. And it doesn't mean that the antichrist is some guy that hops onto the world saying, and he, and he's a cusser and he's dropping Jesus's name and he's spit on the sidewalk and he wears black. Uh, and he's the antichrist. Uh, he's got a cross upside down on his t-shirt. That's not what it means. The word anti CRE still is means that he comes instead of Christ. That's right. He he's the replacement Christ. He said, how's that gonna happen? Very easily to a Christ rejecting world. Yeah. To a world that doesn't read the Bible to the world that has rejected Christ. This one is gonna come on the scene and he is gonna be instead of Christ. That's what antichrist means. Remember that for, for now on he has come instead of, or as an imposter of Christ of Messiah. 

And I'm gonna be using those words, Christ and Messiah interchangeably to keep your attention for a reason. Christ in Greek is the Hebrew word Messiah. According to the Hebrew prophets, the Messiah has to be, God read the book of Isaiah. God says, I am God alone. There is no other savior by, but me, I am your Redeemer. He says to Israel, and it's very clear. Yeah, you need to remember that. And anti-Christ is gonna come on the scene at a time. According to the Bible, when the world will applaud his declaration, he's gonna come on the scene and the world is gonna go. We like him right now. You and I are living in a world where you can feel the division that's taking place. You're seeing the things that are being spoken of. And by the people that are saying what they're saying to them, it's completely normal. 

And you see some of these bills or legislation that's going on around our nation and to the people that crafted it. They think it's normal. Yeah. But you think it's satanic or it's crazy. Why? Because you have a biblical perspective. The world is being divided, but don't worry. The world will be United because this antichrist is gonna night the world, but I'll put this out to you. It won't be able to happen until after the church is out of the way. Right now, according to the Bible, you are the light and you are the salt of the world right now, but God's gotta plan for that. But this is very important. First, John chapter two, verse 22, who is a liar, but he who denies the at Jesus is the Messiah Christ. He is antichrist who denies the father and the son. Yeah. That's a strong statement. 

I have wonderful friends who believe in the father, but they don't believe in the son. I know. And it breaks my heart and I keep witnessing to them. I keep loving on them. And I think by now they've picked up that I'm being nice to them and loving on them. You, because isn't it funny. I'm being nice to them. Even when I don't want to be nice. I'll be nice to them because I want them in heaven with me more than they want to be in heaven. And so, but listen, you're not gonna go to heaven unless you have the father and the son, and you can't have the father without the son and you can't have the son without the father. God is one and very important. But you need to be careful that the Bible says this person is a liar. The one who denies that Jesus is Messiah that Jesus is Christ. 

It goes on. This is the antichrist. That is that antichrist spirit. How do you know denying the Dean of the father and of the son for John four verse three first John four, verse three. Every spirit John says that does not confess that Jesus has come in. The flesh is not of God that now incorporates every cult I can name. Yeah. And this is the spirit of the antichrist watch this, which you have heard was coming and is now, already in the world. Yes. What a statement John wrote this 2000 years ago, John's said there's antichrist spirit in the atmosphere. There's antichrist that are doing Antigo labor, but there is the definite article. The antichrist coming there is a personification church. The Bible teaches that in time. At some point in time, there is coming a real human, just like you. Uh, the Bible says he is a man. 

He's a male. So he is not confused. He's got it. He knows. He's a man. The Bible says he is a man. And he knows he is a man. And Satan knows he is a man because the Bible says that Satan possesses this man. Yeah. His thinking will be satanical engineered. His actions will be satanical anointed. The power of his words, the word usage, the things that he does. And he will have a religious sidekick. The Bible says the Bible refers to this sidekick of his, his promoter as the false prophet. The Bible refers to him as the, but when you look at it, he's the epitome of the, of the PR man, he's his assistant. He goes everywhere. The end like Christ goes. And on top of that, this one is able to perform miracles, to exalt the antichrist and lurking in the shadows and behind the eyeballs of this antichrist is Satan themselves. 

So if you think about it, you got unholy Trinity. You've got Satan pretending to be the father. You've got the false prophet, but pretending to be the holy spirit. And you've got the son of Satan imitating the son of God, the antichrist Roman second John seven says second, John seven says for many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess that Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh. I love this statement. It's awesome. This is a dece and an antichrist. I love that. Look at that. They cannot will not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh for that matter. It could be translated. It's even coming back in the flesh. They'll deny that. So church, listen, as we look at this Matthew chapter 24, we need discernment. Matthew chapter 24, Jesus speaks about a discerning spirit. Now church on the, a Pentecost, the church was born and it's going to leave this earth. 

The spirit of God came down. The church was born in the day of Pentecost and the spirit of God will catch the church up. We ready a moment ago in the second IANS too. And that's when the church age or the bride of Christ will leave off her witness on earth. She will, she will be in heaven. We'll talk more about that. When we end all along the way from then till now to the moment we go up, discernment is needed. However, even into the tribulation period, what Jesus writes in Matthew's gospel extends all the way into the end of days. This is important, wherever you're at on God's timeline. Is it the 1940s? Are you back in eight 60? Is it 11, 12? Is it 2021? You are to look according to the timeframe you are in and apply scripture along the at linear line of God's prophetic revelation. And God had to communicate to every generation along that line. So how does he do it and be accurate when he wants to do something special? Answer context. Yes. Context, listen, some great Sage once said, when you take a text, that's a verse out of context. That's the chapter. You create a pretext. That's a lie. 

Dr. Walter Martin once said, I could create a cult easily that the whole world would follow because he said, I could know, I know enough Bible, and I could post scriptures out of their context and create a religion. And by the way, that's what all the cults have in common. They use the Bible notice. I don't know any cult that doesn't use the Bible. They use it wrong, 

Right? 

That's right. Look, you can use the chainsaw to cut down a tree or drop it on your foot. One is the right way. And one's the wrong way. And cult will always use the Bible, but they'll quote a verse completely outta context. When you read what you're about to read. Remember the context. Okay. Matthew 24, verse 43, Jesus said, but know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would've watched the, and not allowed his house to be broken into. That's why I love that verse 44. Therefore in light of that wisdom, you also be ready for the son of man is coming at an hour. You do not expect 

It is implied to the believer of every generation of every age. Since the day of Pentecost for that gen to be ready, Matthew 24 9, then that's an important word. Then it's a timestamp. Then it means something's gonna happen. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, not the tribulation, but they will deliver you up to very difficult times and kill you. And you'll be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will be offended or everybody's offended today. So we'll betray one another and we'll hate one another. Then many false prophets will arise and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold, but he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all of the world as a witness, to all the nations. And then the end will come. Remember on Texas king friends, Matthew chapter 24, verse 15. Therefore, when Jesus is speaking in Matthew 24 15, you can see it in your Bible. It's letters in read. When you see there's gonna be a generation that sees something. When you see the abomination of Des should notice in your Bibles and quotes spoken of by Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place, whoever reads, let him understand. Isn't that amazing. Jesus is saying, you guys need to be aware and pass this news down to every generation cuz someday it's gonna happen to them. So you read it and understand it. What is he saying? You all should have known the book of Daniel by now. 

There's no excuse for you not to know the book of Daniel. Okay? Jesus is saying, as you get deeper into the last days than the end of days, the keys, the book of Daniel, okay? Watch, watch this. He says verse 16. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Number one, do you, do you live in Judea? No, somebody does. I've been there. I've been there 22 times. It's a real place. It's a great place to eat. Right? Listen context. Ask yourself this question. Who's he speaking to? Well, whoever it is, he expects them to know about Daniel. That's a clue. Daniel's a Jew. Number two. Judea is in the mix. Let's just keep going. 

Uh, he says fleet to the mountains. Verse 17, let him who is on the housetop. Not go down to take anything out of his house. Well, who of us sit on their roof? We don't the Jews do because they have flat roofs. When you're in a Jewish home, you eat dinner and you have fun and you cook or you, whatever you do. And then the family and friends go up on top of the roof and you watch the sun go down and the cool of the evening comes and you watch the stars come out. It's Jewish. It's what they do because they know how to live. Honestly. It's a awesome, you go to Israel. The houses have the patios on top of the house 

And led him who was in the field, not go back to get his clothes. I just think it's awesome. Israel has always been an AIAN society. And even today, Israel supplies, all of Europe with all its fruit and vegetables. Israel's farmland reminds you of California's central valley and the north and Salinas. Amazing. I, you can't even tell the two apart if you're standing in either one verse 19, hang on to your head, but willing to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days. So what does that do with anything? That's a good question. Hang on and pray that your flight or your escape may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. No Gentile cares about the Sabbath. And what about winter? Well, in Israel, there's only two places that get snow Mount Harmon way in the north covered in snow. 

You can ski there. It's beautiful. It's connected to Lebanon, Syria and Israel. Those three nations meet at the top covered in snow. It's like, it's like our Mount Whitney. There's Heron, Jordan river comes from there. And then there's another spot where it snows. It's called Jerusalem. Okay. The area of Judea snows, some of you were with us. We had hundreds of people on a tour of Israel. We used to go before COVID. We used to go every year we take we'd take hundreds of people. Every year we went to bed one night in Jerusalem, on our tour, woke up the next morning, the city was covered in snow. We had to suspend the whole tour that day because you couldn't even get the buses up to the hotel. And Jesus says, I'm telling you, there's a time coming. When you better watch out. And women who are nursing with babies, you're gonna find really hard to run and flee. I pity you. And for those of you who have been schooled in the traditions of men, you have, you're gonna misappropriate the Sabbath. And when you see this happening, when you see what listen, when you see something happening that Daniel warned about, when you see it happen, you're gonna have a rough time with your conscience, cuz you're gonna run about a, 1,005 fur longs in your gonna get there. And you're gonna say, I can't go any further, cuz this is Sabbath. You're gonna have to choose between 

The value of who I am as God versus the rules and guardrails that I've given you of life. One is to help you out. The other one is to save you forever. 

It's amazing. It's Jewish in context. Why? Cuz it's regarding the end of the age and this one who is coming upon the scene for, then there will be great tribulation such as not been since the beginning of the world. No nor no ever shall be. And unless those days are short and no flesh will be saved. But for the elect sake, those days will be saved for God's people. Daniel Jesus phrases. It, this is the remnant of Israel's whose eyes are open. They see that whatever has caused them to run into flee from Jerusalem is called the abomination of de spoken of by Daniel, the prophet and Daniel prophet tells you it's none other than the antichrist, 

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