Many years ago, in a rural area of England, a woman with a child
was on a train going to a little village. It was winter and very cold. The conductor told
her to be ready when they get to her village, and that he will come and tell her when
they've arrived. But another passenger told her that he knew the area and would tell her
to disembark. A short while later the train stopped and the passenger in her compartment
told her that theyve arrived at her village and that she could get off. She
disembarked with her child and the train left again. A while later the conductor entered
her cabin to tell her that theyve arrived at her village, but she was not there. He
asked the other passenger and he told him that she got off when the train stopped earlier.
The conductor was shocked and angry. The train had only stopped to fix a minor problem.
There was no village there and it was in the middle of winter. She and her child would die
from the cold and that is also what happened, because she didnt wait for the
conductor, but listened to someone else who professed to know. Be careful not to listen to
everyone who claims to have special knowledge.
Jesus said that when the antichrist comes, many will be deceived.
We dont know when the antichrist will come, but we do know that the spirit of the
antichrist is already at work in people.
Use discernment. Check what a person claims by examining whether
it is in acccordance with the Bible. Some claim to have deep knowledge and discernment,
but are only deceivers. The Bible often warns us not to be deceived.
Woe to those who simply swallow anything, even if it comes from a
family member or even a preacher. Examine it in the light of the Bible. In the early 1100s
a certain priest saw how bad things were going and wanted to make a difference. So when he
was young he said that he was going to change the world. He didnt get it right and
so thought to change his nation. But he also failed. Then he decided to change his town,
but they also didnt want to repent. Then he decided to change his family, but he
failed in that too. When he was old, he said, Ive failed to change the world, our
nation, our town or my family. Let me be the one that gets changed by the Lord. He became
a different man. Then his wife and children got converted, and his family was changed.
Then his whole village repented. Then he realised that he had failed because he had
"put the cart before the horse". If only he had called upon the Lord when he was
young, maybe his nation and the world would have changed. God revealed this mystery to
him. Its no use preaching to your wife and children and those around you if you are
not right with God yourself.
Note that antichrist doesnt mean against Christ, but rather
to take the place of Christ.
People are very fond of saying that they are born again, while
they live sexually immoral. Such are liars. True faith means being united with Jesus. A
Christian has a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Even in our churches homosexuality is now condoned. People call it
love, but it is the spirit of the antichrist. Young girls kill their own children through
abortion. This is the time of the great falling away. Preachers fall in adultery and
divorce their wives, but excuse their sin by saying that David sinned too.
The Bible says that the antichrist would already have been
revealed, but he is held back by the spirit-filled church of Christ. When God works in the
lives of people, the antichrist cannot get his things done. When the Lord comes, He will
conquer the evil one simply with the breath of His mouth.
But even if satan seems so mighty, he is nothing and the Lord will
destroy him with the "breath of His mouth". Live for the Lord Jesus so that you
are ready for Him when He comes.
Those who are in the Lord will meet Him in the air and feast at
the marriage feast of the Lamb. Are you ready for these things? Are you ready for the
We should be soul-winners, seeking out souls for the Lord. We must
wake out of our sleep, live for the Lord and win others to Him.