I John 2:18 says, “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” The Antichrist spirit becomes prevalent and visible in the last days! Verses 19 and 20 state, “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” The anointing of the Holy Spirit witnesses to every believer who develops a hearing ear making the antichrist spirit visible. 2 John 7 says, “For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” All who refused to recognize Jesus as God in the flesh or God among us are operating in an antichrist spirit.
Daniel 11:37 points out another characteristic of antichrist, “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.” The antichrist spirit is a promoter of homosexuality. According to Daniel 11:41, he is also a betrayer of Israel. Anyone who displays any of these characteristics could be said to be moving in some form of an antichrist spirit.
Romans 11:15 presents one of the great promises of the New Testament, when it says of physical Israel, “For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” Verses 25-27 declare salvation for the nation, “For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.’”
What can the church do when the president increasingly displays definite antichrist attitudes and actions? Since Barack Obama became president, he has taken the following actions:
1. Iran was given the green light to continue pursuing nuclear weapons with inconsequential penalties
2. Leon Panetta was sent to Israel to warn against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities
3. Signed an executive order allowing thousands of Palestinians loyal to Hamas to resettle in the US
4. Provided $28.3 million in migration assistance to Palestinians tied to Hamas
5. Withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 911
We are commanded to pray for our leaders and the Davidic Psalms specifically fit this situation! Please pray the following Psalms as the you are led,