TRUTH ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST. 7. The antichrist will be very sly and deceitful. He and his prophets will manifest great miracles and lying wonders to deceive the people of the earth. Rev. 13: 3, 13-15 says, “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed”.
The first weapon that the devil used against man was deception; the last weapon he will use in this end time is still deception. That is why knowledge of the word of God is not optional. The only way to know fake is to have the original. Those who run after miracles, signs and wonders must be careful. It is a perversion for us to be running after things that should be running after us.
The Bible did not say seek signs and wonders but seek ye first the kingdom of God; signs and wonders will follow naturally. One of the ways to fall prey to the deception of the antichrist is to be a miracle seeker. You must learn to judge spirits, judge error and deception otherwise you will fall prey. You must judge all spirits, all that glitters is not gold; it is very easy to be deceived. You must have enough of the word of God inside of you to insulate you from the deceptions that are out there – lying sprits that are trying to do lying wonders. You must be able to differentiate between magic and miracle. A miracle is a wonderful sensible event above but not contradictory to nature which is done by divine intervention while magic is satan’s counterfeit of the original. That somebody is making things happen does not mean that he is using the right spirit. If it is not the Holy Spirit, you have no business getting excited otherwise you will be deceived. One of the easiest ways to get contaminated is through your pursuits. What are you chasing? If you are not chasing the right thing, you are already deceived. If the only thing you are living for is to chase money, you need to ask God for help. One of the things that the antichrist is doing already is that he is engineering circumstances to make Christians worship him.
Money is good but don’t make money your only pursuit in life; there are higher ideals. Money is a good servant but a very bad taskmaster; you must not make it your god. Sometime in 1993 at the peak of my engineering career, the managing director of the company I was working with invited me to his office where he informed me that the management had decided to send me for further training in Japan and that on my return I will be promoted. The MD noticed that I was not at all excited at the news. This is because God had already revealed the entire scenario to me in a dream and that it was a trap. You must get connected to the One who is in the highest, the inexhaustible source of everything. Even if you don’t have money in your pocket, as long as you are connected to the source of everything that is good, you will never lack.
TO BE CONTINUED.