THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST
(1 John 2:18) Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
The Bible teaches us that in the end times, a man known as the Antichrist will come. Bible prophecy paints a vivid picture of this dreaded enemy of the saints, and scripture reveals a great detail about the coming great deception related to his appearance all of which this series will deeply expound upon. But for the purpose of this article I would like to point out that the verse above explains that there are many antichrists, not that there will be more than one man of sin or son of perdition, but more correctly, the Bible tells us that many people are filled with the spirit of antichrist, but what is the spirit of antichrist? The answer to this question is in depth, but the Bible has all the answers and this article will show you the true meaning of the spirit of antichrist.
WHAT IS ANTICHRIST?
The first thing I would like to do is to define the word Antichrist, so I can correctly describe the essence of its spirit. Contrary to most people’s knowledge the word antichrist, although correctly describes the sentiment behind the phrase, does not actually mean against or in opposition to Christ, the correct definition of the word actually means in the place of Christ, and the word is describing the aspiration of someone, or something that is seeking to take place of the Messiah Jesus Christ. With this fact in mind it is easy to see that there are, as the earlier scripture said many antichrists because so many are filled with the spirit of antichrist. Today many foolish men have put themselves in the place of Christ, or appointed themselves with this title that belongs only to Jesus, and throughout history there has never been a shortage of people claiming that they are the second coming of Jesus, or people claiming to be filling in as Christ on earth. A good example of the latter is the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, who literally sits as king of a nation, and head figure of a false religion that officially titles him Vicarious Christi, which literally means in place of Christ, or more correctly pronounced anti-Christ! This is just one real life manifestation, that correctly illustrates the definition of the word antichrist, and furthermore, although in place of Christ defines the word antichrist correctly, there is another aspect not found in this definition that really captures the spirit of antichrist.
THE REJECTION OF JESUS
(1 John 2:22-23) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
So as you can see, the Bible gives us even greater insight into what it means to be antichrist, scripture tells us that the true essence of being antichrist is the denial that Jesus is the Christ, which is the rejection of the Gospel itself. This denial of Jesus as the Messiah, coupled with the desire to take His place as Christ, gives Christians a complete understanding of, and perfectly describes the spirit of antichrist. With this said I would now like to detail the manifestation of this spirit recorded in the Bible during the time of Jesus, and also explain how the spirit of antichrist lives on in a people and nation today.
(Luke 18:31-33) Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
The New Testament shows in great detail the enemies of God, and during the three and a half year Ministry of Jesus, He was in constant conflict with many antichrists who were filled with the spirit of Satan. To find the manifestation of the spirit of antichrist in the time of Jesus, you need look no further than the Pharisees, Sadducees, Lawyers, Chief Priests and scribes, the scriptures detail their conflict with the Word of God and Jesus’s preaching of God’s Kingdom. The opponents of God just mentioned, and their antichrist spirit culminated in the satanic scheme to execute the Saviour of mankind, and condemn the Son of God of crimes that were not committed, but this hatred was not based on simple opposition toward Jesus, but it was led by the two elements that are the spirit of antichrist. The Pharisees and company were opposed to Jesus because they truly knew he was the Messiah, but they rejected Him because they themselves wanted to be the rulers of Israel, and the whole world, and this is recorded in the Bible.
The Pharisees confessed that this was so and this confession is found in (John 11:47-48) Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
So you can see from that scripture the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered together in an attempt to stop people from believing on Jesus, they were afraid that even the Romans would believe the Gospel, which would have surely resulted in the destruction of the Pharisees power, and their hopes for a physical kingdom which they were seeking to rule.
(John 18:36) Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Many people during the time of Christ failed to understand that the Kingdom of God was a spiritual kingdom consisting of people from all nations through faith in the Gospel preached by Jesus, but they wrongly believed that God was going to restore the once great nation of Israel, with Jerusalem as the capital of the whole world, and this is what the leaders of Israel were seeking. The Scribes and Pharisees and other elders of Israel claimed that they believed in the Moses and the Prophets of old, they also claimed to be the seed of Abraham and heirs to the kingdom of God, but Jesus exposed the truth about the elders of Israel. Jesus told them that they were did not believe in God’s word and that their god was Satan.
He told them in (John 8:47) He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. And also Jesus said to them in (John 8:44) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
Yes the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees and chief priests were the ultimate manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist, they claimed to be the children of Abraham spoken of in scripture that would inherit the earth, but the Bible says that this promise of inheritance was made to Jesus.
(Galatians 3:16) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
The Jewish religious authorities wanted to be in place of Christ and rule their own earthly kingdom from the city of Jerusalem. To further this notion I would like to note that Jesus spake of a parable in (Matthew 21:33-38) in which he describes this antichrist rebellion and the Jew’s desire to take the place of Christ. In this parable Jesus spoke of God’s continued efforts to get the Jew’s, who are referred to as the husbandmen in the parable to believe in the Gospel. Jesus noted in the parable that generations of Jews had continually killed God’s prophets sent to prepare them to accept the Son of God. Then Jesus in this parable spoke of Himself.
(Matthew 21:37-38) But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
This parable came true and the spirit of antichrist led these wicked men to crucify the Prince of life, but as it says in (Acts 2:36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
THE JEWISH KINGDOM
This section of the article will explain how the spirit of antichrist has lived on through the ages, and how it has passed on to a new people claiming to be the children of Abraham, and who are once again seeking an earthly Kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital. It will detail the modern day manifestation of the antichrist spirit, and briefly discuss how this spirit will culminated in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy concerning the man of sin (Antichrist). However in order to do this, it is important for you to understand that as a result of the nation of Israel’s overall rejection of the Gospel, Jesus declared in (Matthew 21:43) Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
This indeed came to pass, in fact in the year 70 A.D. God used the Roman army to destroy the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, fulfilling the word of Jesus when He said of the temple, that not one stone would be left upon another. Furthermore in 134 A.D the Jews were vanished from the Land of Israel completely, and dispersed among the surrounding nations. But despite this fact, the spirit of Antichrist continued through the religion of the Pharisees, and I would now like to explain how this spirit has manifested in a new people that desire to take the place of Christ.
THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN
The antichrist spirit survived even after the destruction of the Old Covenant nation of Israel, and was spread through the antichrist religion of Jews. Jesus referred to this religion as the traditions of the Elders, and these traditions that were once passed down orally, became formalized and mixed with the Luciferian mystery religion practiced in Babylon, where many of these Jews made their home after their final exile from Israel. It is these formalized traditions of blasphemy and black magic that the world knows today as Judaism, and this religion is recorded in the books of the Kabbalah and Babylonian Talmud. It was these wicked traditions of the Christ rejecting Jews, and their mysticism, that spread throughout the world, after the final destruction of the physical nation of Israel by God in 134 A.D. and these practices eventually found their way to the great nation of Kazahria in the 8th century.
History tells us that through the influence of the rabbinical cult of Judaism, and the threat posed by hostile Muslim nations surrounding Khazariah, that the Kazahrian king, known as Kagan Bulan forced his entire nation to convert to the antichrist religion of the Judaism. This empire and its people were eventually conquered by the Russians, and as a result the now “Jewish” Khaza people emigrated eastward towards Poland, and Lithuania. Overtime descendants of this people, and the traditions of their adopted religion, found their way to other European nations such as Romania, France, and Germany. By this time however most of these "Jewish" people had no knowledge of their family, and genetic ties to the once great nation of Khazaria, but they simply referred to themselves, and became known by the world as Jews. It was these Khazarian people that carried on the spirit of antichrist to our modern day.
The Bible says in (Romans 2:28-29) For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
The Khazarians that are known today as Jews, believed in the antichrist traditions of their adopted religion which declared them to be the seed of Abraham, and rightful heirs to the land of Israel, even though their ancestors had never even stepped foot in that land or anywhere near Jerusalem. It was these people who in 1948 began the heinous military occupation of the Biblical Holy land known then as Palestine. In short the people that are known as Jews today, and occupy the land of Israel, are not descendants of Abraham and despite their claims, they are not Jews! The Bible says in (Revelation 2:9) I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
THE END OF ANTICHRIST
I would like to conclude by saying that the spirit of antichrist is alive and well today, just as it was in the day of the assassination of Christ, and just as the Pharisees, and high priests were seeking power and a religious kingdom, so today are the Rabbis, and Zionists who blaspheme Jesus. It is these wicked men, and those that follow their demonic religion, that are the synagogue of Satan and are seeking a Messiah other that Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Through their worship of Satan they control the world, through their sub branches and secret societies such as freemasonry, the Jesuits and many more, they have poisoned the truth of God’s word, and once their messiah comes they will succeed in uniting the world under a one world religion that will be the proper observance of Judaism, which is the worship of their god Lucifer. Today’s physical nation of Israel and the so called Jews, are the ultimate manifestation of the spirit of antichrist which is the spirit of Satan himself. It is this people and this nation that claim to be God’s chosen and are seeking to build a temple in Jerusalem for the Beast himself, to reign as king of kings in place of the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords Jesus Christ. These antichrist "Jews" believe that they will rule the world and be god’s of this planet, but their dreams will be shattered when the true Messiah Jesus Christ returns in Glory and destroys them and their delusions of grandeur.
(Acts 7:48-52) Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things? Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
(For more information about the Judgment of God on the Jews see our article THE JESUITS).