Out of all the falseties, forewarned "imposters", and charlatans we've been confronted with,acknowldged and confronted, not many address the presence, potential, and absolute destruction of a "false Christ". The reality is that they have always been among us, and even now,live among us, awaiting an opportunity for the disgruntled, unanchored, uncertain, confused, disenchanted, and the offended to murmur, complain, or rebel enough to extend an invitation for them to gain access to their spirits. "And Jesus said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For MANY shall come in my Name, saying, "I am Christ; and shall deceive many". It stands to reason, that wherever there's a "true" anything, a "false" or imitation is close by. The Bible warned us of the "M.O." of the "false teacher", in that it revealed that they are perverters of grace,money lovers,"Truth resisters",bound by tradition and religious ideology,, unnstable, cunningly deceptive, and lustful. We were forewarned that the false Prophets would come "prophesying" peace when that was not the unction of God, they would profess another "doctrine" to draw men away from the established truth, they would teach lies, and try to deceive the people into believing that that they bear the true oracles of God ,as pure vessels. He assured us that the 'false pastors" would have no genuine concern for the flock, and that they would be selfish and greedy, no more than hirelings, scattering the flock of God, and causing the sheep to flee. The "false apostles' would be recognized by the absence of the confirming signs and wonders, their manipulation and mind control of the people, the building on another man's foundation, and the false miracles, and false dsiciples they raised up amongst men. "False Evangelists" would have no proven works, of consistent soul winning or in-gathering, and their trumpet blast would not leave the confines of the building.
Now, the "false Christs" were, and will be another matter, deceiving the "very elect", if it were possible, "And Jesus answering them began to say, "Take heed lest any man deceive you...And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must need be ; but the end shall not be."......"And then if any man shall say to you, "Lo, here is Christ; or lo, he is there; believe him not: for false Christs and false prophets shall rise , and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." But take ye heed, for I have foretold you all things." He has always had our best interests at heart and declared that he wouldn't have us ignorant of the enemy's devices, so He loved us enough to leave us with a perpetual "head's up" through His Logos,and the Rhema that He yet sends through His Apostles, and Prophets.We've been warned that he shall be callled a "Man of sin", and the "son of perdition"! Some shall recognize him as the "wicked one", the "Antichrist", or the "beast". This is not just some mystical entity that flavors horror movies and novels, or some abominable semi-human with the brand of 666 tattooed somewhere on their body, but it is a powerful spirit and presence, that is a force to be contended or reckoned with, but whose satanic, and all- evil knee must bow at the Almighty, All powerful, Omnipresent Name of Jesus, the Christ! He will be identified by his bold and arrogant lawlessness, as he challenges all that God and the kingdom of heaven stand for and represnt,and many shall be enticed and seduced by this "strange doctrine" that justifies and accomodates their rebellion,and non-coformity to the proscribed commandments of the God of Holiness.
"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he,was as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." ...."And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrightousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they shoulld believe a lie." There is grave danger here, in that the Lord, Himself, is soon to turn the rebellious, and the unbeliever not only over to a reprobate mind, but to allow them to believe a lie, based on that being their preference. This excites the "false Christ" to no end, because these "trophies" he has lusted over, since time began, are being handed to him, without resistance, but that's only the foolish, the proud, and those to whom "this" Gospel is hid! People of God, you need to get the wisdom that the "false Jesus"is not coming LOOKING LIKE A "FALSE CHRIST",becuase he's more cunning, creative,and subtle than that, and he enjoys the "game" of making "sport" over the alleged "saints" of God. No, He will look humble, meek, and mild, like He truly loves the Lord,willing to "serve,be a "blessing", give generously, be faithful and committed, and demonstrate a "form" of worship,but you must pay close attention to whom it is that hes actually "worshipping"! That, ( the deception and the "game") alone is half of his pleasure.This "false Christ' also has a "false anointing", much like the "prophets of Baal." Thse who are so impressed and moved by signs and wonders will be easy targets for the "false Christ", because all they'll need to do is to reveal to them a "mystery", "recite their phone number", or perform a "trick", and they'll be sold, just like the "Jim Jones tragedy". This false Christ shall come to deceive the world, to persecute Christians, make it difficult for them to express their faith openly or to proselytisize or worship,even as we see the beginning evidence in the removal of prayer from the public school systems, and other establishments. This "false Christ" shall be tied into politics, because the battle between the devil and God, good and evil, has always been about authority and power, and simply because He knows that the real promise for Zion, is that the "government" shall be upon OUR shoulders"!
The spirit of the Antichrist can never confess nor acknowledge that Jesus,the Christ is Lord of all Lords, Saviour and King, the Only Begotten Son of Jesus, Who came in the form of a man, led captivity captive, was crucified, dead and buried, arose on the third day, took back the keys to the kingdom, and ascended on high, back unto the Father for His eternal reign. "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 ye have heard that it should come, and "EVEN NOW ALREADY IS IT IN THE WORLD.! THE LORD CONSSTENTLY AND THOROUGHLY FOREWARNED AND PREPARED US WITH ALLTHINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS, SO THAT WE BE NOT SIFTED AS WHEAT, NOR HAVE ANY EXCUSE!" He even admonished us of those who would infiltrate our ranks, pulpits, fellowships, Colleges of Apostles, Prophetic camps, and places of worship; "My little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, EVEN NOW ARE THERE MANY CHRISTS, whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from amongst us (usualy by offense or rebellion) but they were not of us; for if they had bee of us, they would have, no doubt,continued with us: but they went out ,that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us:but YE HAVE AN UNCTION FROM THE HOLY ONE AND YE KNOW ALL THINGS"! Who is a "liar" but he that denieth that Jesus is THE CHRIST. ("THE" IS A DEFINITIVE ARTICLE, REVEALING THAT THERE'S ONE)" HE IS THE ANTICHRIST, THAT DENIETH THE FATHER AND THE SON". We are confrontng some very uncertain, and unsettling times, that our current socio-economic crisis, and individual finances, marital and family assaults, are only a small portion of,but they are tied into the "beginning of sorrows, and make no mistake about it, but it's utterly suicidal and insane to ignore the trumpet blast regarding girding up one's loins ,and sober mindedly intensifying the watching and praying, for the "son of perdition" is very much here, and not as a "sleeping giant, either, but as an active "church goer", preacher", charismatic wonder worker, and so much more. He just might be your "shouting partner".