You have an anointing from the Holy One. You know the truth. 1 John

We continue our journey through the Epistle 1 John.  Picking up at verse 18 of chapter 2, we see words penned under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by the Apostle John.  He writes to warn the children against apostates:

“Dear children this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.  This is how we know it is the last hour.  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us.  For if they had belonged to us they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.  Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ.  Such a man is the antichrist- he denies the Father and the Son. So no one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.(1 John 2: 18-23)
Some think there is only one antichrist.  This is because the Book of Revelation, in chapter 13, speaks of a beast that “the whole world followed.”   We find his name is the number 666. (Please read that chapter if you get a chance to see what lies ahead.)
Indeed this will be an antichrist, because he will come to bring war and death upon the chlidren of mankind. He will deceive them, and they will worship him, and he will lead them away from God.   Christ came to bring salvation and life to the children of mankind.  He came to lead them to the loving arms of our Father God.  But many antichrists will come before this one.  He who denies that Jesus is the Christ, now in our day, is used by the evil one to lead the children away from truth, and life.  Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life.  No man goes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
 “Through Him, all things were made without Him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3)  Every need, every blessing, ‘all things’ come through Him.  If the evil one, the chief antichrist, and all those he uses in the world, can lead the children away from Jesus, he steals life and the joy of it from them.  That is his goal.  Jesus said, “For the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
 The Good News for those of us who believe that Jesus is the Christ, and have asked Him into our soul is this: He has anointed us. We know the truth. We are one with Him.  “Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Let us Pray for those who have been led away by the world, and by those who say that Jesus is not the Christ; that grant Him status as a great Prophet, but deny Him as Christ.  They have been deceived.  Pray that the darkness that come from the antichrist will be lifted, and that they shall know the truth.  “For the truth shall set them free.”
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you, my Friends.  My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.
Poppa B.
Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, On Line


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