I remember being a teen and sitting in church as my pastor and father in the faith, Pastor Bradshaw, preached.
One of the scriptures I remember so vividly is 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. This scripture has stayed with me because, as he taught, I was listening in disbelief with this one question bouncing back and forth in my mind “what could happen for so many people to walk away from Jesus Christ?”
Well, it wasn’t until I was in my late 30s and early 40s that I got the revelation of what is it that would cause Bible-believing, tongue talking, foot-stomping, and hand-slapping saints to walk away from the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ and believe a lie.
The Spirit of the Anti-Christ
Beloveds, it’s the spirit of the anti-Christ and the spirit of deception. John the beloved wrote in 1 John that “the spirit of the antichrist” was already among us.
So, if the spirit of the antichrist was alive and deceiving saints in the Bible days, what do you think is happening in our day?
Who Can Fall Away?
There are pastors, prophets, teachers, evangelist, and laymen and women who have been overcome by the spirit of the antichrist and deception who have turned their backs on the Lord Jesus Christ and His word.
Many have turned to false doctrine, turning God’s word to fit their lifestyles and feed their deception
What is the spirit of the antichrist?
Look around you. Watch the television. Has not the Lord warned us about believing lies and having itchy ears? Many believe lies as truth and demand that you believe their lie as well.
I remember reading an article about many women turning their backs on the church to pursue other avenues of awakening because Jesus was not working quick enough.
Let me be clear: I believe everyone has a right to live as they see unless they are committing crimes.
However when I hear of the saints falling away from Christ, it breaks my heart.
Therefore, my beloved saints, I beg of you to read the Bible in context. Do not allow the enemy to deceive you no matter what.
Walk in love, love people, pray for people, but do not sit down in the seat of the scornful and turn your backs on the Lord Jesus.
Your soul depends on it! We cannot disagree with God and his word “in context” and still think that we will hear those precious words “well done my good and faithful servant.”
Call a Spirit a Spirit
Please do not allow the spirit of deception and the father of lies the devil to kill, steal and destroy your soul. Turn from your selfish ways and turn back to the Lord Jesus.