by Rev Joel Yong
2 John 7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
There are already many who pretend to be messengers of God but who seek to lead the people astray.
Make no mistake. Christianity is not an act we can put up. I have seen seemingly fervent intercessors who lack submission to church authorities over trivial issues, and I have seen ministry staff who make themselves the center of all attention such that the ministry is built around them rather than God.
I am not saying that these are the equivalent of the Antichrist, no no. But what I am saying is, things and people are not always what they seem.
The key, I feel, to combatting this, is to know the Scriptures well. Not like a walking bible encyclopedia- nope, that’s purely head knowledge. I am talking about letting the Scriptures rule our hearts and minds and transform our life.
Thus let us be vigilant and watchful for the Enemy has sent out many deceivers into this world.