2. Do not be deceived. Gal. 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”. Take note that sowing in this scripture is not limited to money; your life style is a seed, your actions are seed, your words are seed, your thoughts and everything you do are seeds. The law of sowing and reaping is a universal law. You can’t enthrone the antichrist in your heart and pretend to be a Christian. Jesus made a categorical statement in Matt. 7:22-23 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”.
Iniquity is the beginning of sin; it is turning away from the light. The Hebrew word for iniquity is ‘aw-vone’, which means turning away from the light. The Greek word for sin is ‘hamartia’, which means to miss the mark. Until you turn away from light, you will not miss the mark. God has standards. Dan. 11:32, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits”. Many people skip the first part of this scripture and jump to the second part. Those who deal treacherously with the covenant, the antichrist will corrupt by flatteries and we are seeing the manifestation of it now. Are the messages from the pulpits producing Christian character in church going Christians? Don’t be deceived. What will produce strength in you is your personal knowledge of God, that is what will help you to resist the antics of the antichrist. What made Joseph to say ‘No’ to the adulterous overtures of Potiphar’s wife? The fear of God! Knowledge of God will produce in your reverential fear. You must be very close to the word of God if you don’t want to be a victim of the antichrist. All over the world, the agents of darkness are everywhere in strategic positions getting ready to manifest. How prepared are you? How much of the word of God do you have inside of you? We have seen that the antichrist is a personification of satan and empowered by words of prophecy to manifest at a time like this. That is how dangerous it is.
The spirit of the antichrist is very active all over the world right now. Many nations have been kidnapped. Don’t be deceived. Your Christian life should not be built on your Pastor’s interpretation of the scriptures; they can make mistakes. A lot of Pastors have never really gone through any formal tutelage. 1 Tim. 4:16 says, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shall both save thyself, and them that hear thee”.
TO BE CONTINUED.