(2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). This man will counterfeit Christ in a number of ways, but will eventually be destroyed when Jesus Christ comes again. In the mean time my friends! Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: Because many false teachers, preachers, and fakepastors are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world (1John 4:1-3). Our world is filled with voices claiming to speak for God. Give them these tests to see if they are indeed speaking God’s truth. Some people believe everything they read or hear. Unfortunately, many ideas printed and taught are not true.
Christians should have faith, but they should not be gullible. Verify every message you hear, even if the person who brings it says it’s from God. If the message is truly from God, it will be consistent with Jesus Christ’s teachings. The Antichrist will be a person who epitomizes all that is evil, and he will be readily received by an evil world. He is more fully described in (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 and Revelation 13). It is easy to be frightened by the wickedness we see all around us and overwhelmed by the problems of violents we face in our homes, schools, and churches. Evil is obviously much stronger than we are. But God through His Holy Word assures us, however, that He is stronger yet. He will conquer all evil-and His Spirit and His Word lives in the hearts of every born-again person. Think About My Friends, Think About It.
-Brother Wallace Jackson