THURSDAY, November 11
Scripture: Daniel 7:23-25
Daniel 7:23-25 highlights a very interesting characteristic of the spirit of antichrist and helps us measure the degree and dimension to which that spirit is operational at the present time. It says, “The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law…” Now one of the interesting things about identifying the depth and dimension to which an antichrist spirit is at work is how rapidly the holidays and traditions are being changed. If you can remember a specific holiday like Christmas was universally celebrated and now you find it is outlawed in various spheres, you see the fruit of an antichrist spirit at work. During this period of change, we are warring with an antichrist spirit. But the dominion has not been taken away from Jesus. It never is. That dominion is still functional and operational. We have a right to demand that dominion on all those who champion the antichrist position. The question is, are we swinging that sword, or have we been led to believe there is no reason to swing it, because it is not going to do any real good? If we believe all these things have to happen, then we accept the silencing of God’s voice of opposition! Thyatira was rebuked for tolerating evil – are we like them?