Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

MESSAGES, End Times

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks The Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle,...

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Marriages,...

THE LOST AXE HEAD

Robert D. Pace The Lost Axehead 2 Kings 6:1--7 Introduction Whatever else can be said about this...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs the people of that day would...

THE LION’S ROAR!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Lion’s...

Are You Ready for Jesus

Mark E. Hardgrove John 11:45-53 INTRODUCTION Are you ready for Jesus to move in your life? Before...

Strangers and Pilgrims

"Professor" William C. Linn Guest Contributor Napoleon was exiled twice in his life. His first...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

by Robert D. Pace In recent weeks, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Israel, yet...

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 1:1‑4, 14 Awhile back, I asked several Christians what...

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

This is the trailer for Robert D. Pace's Discern the Days Conference which teaches deep prophetic...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 2:34-36 The lordship of Jesus Christ is one of...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 As the Endtime draws nearer the needs of mankind...

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate....

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 The mandate for the Church is to spread the...

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the...

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermons   "Can You Hear Me Now? John 18:1--11 by Robert D Pace Most people don’t...

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 33:3...

LAW OF REVELATION (Part 2) “The Principle of Connection”

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D Pace (This is part 2 of The Law...

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

Robert D. Pace Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation funambulist, continues his acrobatics. He's a...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Isaiah 9,...

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these...

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace Years ago, a pastor related the story of a father, son, and friend sailing off the...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

Prayer is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to God. They...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 Which great Christian do you admire? Which Bible...

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS 1 Peter 2:9 Introduction There’s never been a group of people comparable to...

America in Crisis!

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace The turmoil that America is experiencing is nothing new. It is...

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the...

THE DECISION OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A newly married couple decided how they would make their...

AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NOTE: This Teaching provides an overview of...

Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

Robert D. Pace It was not unusual for me to tune-in to the Rush Limbaugh Show, but this day was...

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Scientists call the Second...

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Romans 14:7-9 The Holy Spirit, the inerrant Author of...

Building on the Rock

Mark E. Hardgrove Matthew 7:24-27 INTRODUCTION This particular parable is included in a series of...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS   George Meuller   A Teaching Outline by George Mueller (1805-1898)...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

  Robert D Pace conducts "Discern the Days Prophecy Conferences" throughout America. The...

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace (This message is presented in Outline form, describing numerous...

THE PEACE OF GOD

Reverend Bud Leonard John 14:27 Introduction Peace means, “Quietness or rest,” and it’s a word...

THE GARDENER

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God’s work on...

YOU CAN KNOW!

Pulpit Today Sermons How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours! 1...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

Robert D. Pace THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED! Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12 uses powerful phraseology to...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Timothy 4:11-16 At some point everyone decides what shapes...

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most...

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:13-20 The Bible discloses two groups of people that...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Perhaps you...

They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 From whichever version of the Bible you read, Psalm...

The Power of Life and Death

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One of today’s...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

By Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth....

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

Arise and Claim the Blessings! ROBERT D PACE Matthew 7:7–11 Throughout the Bible Christians are...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

This is an excerpt from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD, "The Scriptures, The Savior and...

HOW TO PRAY AN HOUR AND MAKE IT SEEM 15 MINUTES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks In Matthew 6 Jesus disclosed the prayer of the...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Philippians 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION When I was in high school wrestling, my coach...

The Spirit of Python

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 16:16-34 INTRODUCTION This particular account takes us out of the...

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:7 The chief concern of the third of the Ten...

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

How to Maintain Spiritual Fervor Robert D Pace Spiritual fervor is necessary to advance the...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace When reading this account of the man with the withered hand...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:13-14 What others say about us is important. The...

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Robert D Pace Assurance of Salvation People often face inner conflict concerning their salvation,...

WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the last days as a time when the "wrath of God" is...

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Everybody has a destiny. So much so, that God himself has taken a personal...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

Five Provisions of Christ’s Blood Revelation 12:11 Robert D. Pace Introduction My text is from the...

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES John 14:15-18 Robert D. Pace Do...

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Robert D. Pace LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Ephesians 4:17--24 The mind is incredible.  It can...

Speak Lord, But is it Really You?

Of all experiences that exhilarate people, chief among them is when God speaks directly to the human soul. One inspired word to a thirsty, hungry traveler can refresh and sustain more than a thousand meals. It was Elijah who heard God’s instruction to “rise and eat” that received nourishment to navigate 285 miles for the following forty days

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

Securing the Favor of God Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) In its simplest terms, divine...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

Shortly after Donald J. Trump was sworn-in to office, the Lord impressed me that much prayer would...

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Romans 8:35-39 There’s an expression used in our culture that says,...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The Second Coming of Jesus...

God’s Final Message to Mankind

  God's Final Message to Mankind Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks I want to begin with a...

WHO OWNS WHAT?

Robert D. Pace Who Owns What Luke 19:28--35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important...

NONE CAST ASIDE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Isaiah 42:1-4 This message is for those that have, at some...

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

Robert D. Pace When a Christian is Vulnerable 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid...

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The Fear of God Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6--7 We don’t hear much talk about “the fear of God”...

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace It begins with...

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace [AUTHOR’S NOTATION: The...

I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new...

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONSRobert D. Pace What was true about Jesus 2000 years ago is still true today....

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

In 2003, Robert D. Pace was interviewed by the Evangel magazine, the Official Publication of the...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks (Illustration) Billy attended the Los...

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" The Philadelphia ProclamationRobert D....

VANQUISHING FEAR

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 1:17-18 Today’s subject is universal in...

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace JEHOVAH-NISSI The Lord My Banner Exodus 17:8—16 The Amalekites...

Battle of Gog and Magog

  Secrets of Israel’s Battle of Gog and Magog Ezekiel 38:14–16 by Robert D Pace The epic...

THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

Robert D. Pace During the Vietnam War, a West Point graduate marshaled a group of new recruits...

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I typically have a single passage as my “message text,” but...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS ROBERT D PACE   From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything...

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an amazing man like Enoch has so...

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime"   Robert D. Pace In recent days, it...

THE CALL OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Opening Remarks Today we will examine the life...

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hell. The word suggests an eternal abode that is void of God,...

Book Review: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Proverbs 2:1-8 (Illustration) William was sixteen when he left...

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Can You Walk With God? Exodus 40:17‑19; 33--34 Introduction...

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

Robert D. Pace "Jesus was a Palestinian!" That’s now the official pronouncement of the Palestinian...

GOD AT WORK

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Many people, whether they are...

The Parousia and Appearance of Antichrist (part 2)

Part II The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 by Robert D...

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Several years ago, the Lord spoke...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Your TImes are in God's Hands Robert D. Pace Psalm 31:14--15 From the beginning, God ordained time...

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Robert D. Pace Your Call to Rulership Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-17 For several weeks, I planned a different message...

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

(Verse-by-verse Teaching) The Parousia of Christ And the Appearance of the Antichrist 2...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 John 5:13--15 There’s a huge difference between the God of...

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

Robert D. Pace THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU Luke 11:11--13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

MOSES' TREASURE CODE CRACKED! Robert D. Pace Four thousand years ago Moses conveyed a cryptic...

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Then Jesus...

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Romans 5:1-5 Charles Dickens wrote the book, A Tale of Two...

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of...

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

Robert D. Pace Isaiah's Prophecy Fulfilled! In Isaiah 41, the Bible discloses an odd prophecy...

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS (Note to reader: This message is presented as an outline, with only portions...

DOES GOD KILL?

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace The sixth of the Ten Commandments forbids murder. Does God violate...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Robert D. Pace Shamgar's Oxgoad Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing because...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I. Types of Fasts Fasting can be broadly characterized in...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS Robert D. Pace Your Appointed Time Released from Babylonian captivity, the...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

Robert D. Pace Colossians 2:13--15 If you’re familiar with the world’s major religions you know...

A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

  Robert D Pace Partnership with God Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique...

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING Malachi 3:10-12 Robert D. Pace (Illustration) Years ago, an express...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 4 and let’s...

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre Scripture Remarks John 20:21 If you could concoct a...

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace There is a...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

Robert D. Pace Psalm 113:3 Consumer confidence is an important factor in maintaining a prosperous...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 2:1--11 (Illustration) For many years the cinema and...

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Festival of Tabernacles Sukkot, Booths, Ingathering...

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:31‑35 Today, I want us to focus our attention on Jesus...

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Robert D. Pace How to Overcome Temptation Genesis 22:1--14 Life is full of temptations and tests....

A Witch

Dr. Mark Hardgrove 1 Samuel 28:1 INTRODUCTION The nation of Israel wanted a king. Samuel had been...

The Beauty of the Righteous

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace God’s love for trees is evident in Creation. Botanists assert...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth, but...

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Nothing more is known of Jabez other than...

GOD RAISES DEAD DREAMS

Scripture uses death to identify man’s greatest enemy and there’s nothing man fears more. When a person expires, losing all vital signs, doctors, medicine, and science stand powerless in its presence. Only God can resurrect. But this sermon doesn’t deal with the physical cessation of life, it deals with death of a different nature. The death of God’s divinely inspired promises and visions. I’m persuaded that many Christians are in the gestation stage of a specific promise God has given them. Perhaps years ago He planted a dream and you’re still awaiting its fruition. Maybe even hope has begged you to admit that promise is dead. But the God that resurrected Christ from the dead can resurrect your promise.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Despite...

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

Robert D. Pace Practicing the Peace of God I want to begin our lesson with a question. Which...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace Isaiah 7:14 I want to begin by defining the Virgin Birth. In the simplest terms, it...

A Voice in the Wilderness

Dr Mark Hardgrove Matthew 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION In Luke chapter 1, verses 1-15 we read of the miracle...

A Man of God

Mark Hardgrove Ezekiel 22:30 INTRODUCTION A little boy was lost in a large crowd and was...

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

Robert D. Pace The ushers have distributed the sacraments, no let us prepare our hearts to engage...

The Publican and the Pharisee

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS >Robert D. Pace Luke 18:9-14 (Humor) A minister received a Christmas card...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

"Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace The Prophets of Scripture...

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 6:7-10 (Illustration) Years ago, a mother and...

THE GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory...

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Peter 1:2-4 Introduction (Illustration) Years ago, in...

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 16:15-18 Opening Remarks I believe many Christians have a...

“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier...

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MARKETPLACE – DOES IT BELONG THERE?

Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:14-16 Awhile back I heard an alarming report on James Dobson’s, “Focus on...
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The Days of Noah Return

The Days of Noah . . . RETURN! by Robert D Pace Moses’ staff parts the Red Sea. Manna falls in the...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are divine events that display God’s glory...

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Edited by Robert D. Pace In a...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

Why the Manna Stopped Robert D. Pace Joshua 5:10--12 For forty years the Israelites awakened with...

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

  Robert D Pace I Will Show You Great and Unsearchable Things Jeremiah 33:1--3 Opening Remarks I...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Alone in my house, I...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 28:23-26 God addressed Israel clearly and pointedly in...

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember “the good old days”...

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The book of...

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

Imagine the perfect Endtime strategy designed to dispirit Christians and turn them from their...

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in...

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 3:1-5 Here in Mark 3, we find a lesson on how to worship...

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

Robert D. Pace I find myself torn between labeling this post as a Point of Inspiration devotional...

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Robert D. Pace HOLY FIRE: WHERE IS IT? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 11:22-24 Mark 11:22-24 Most people are familiar with the...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 111:7--9 It is said that the only things certain in life...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus knew the...

JESUS IS ALIVE!

Jesus is Alive! Robert D. Pace Matthew 28:1--10 (Illustration) Perhaps you've heard this familiar...

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS  Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:1-11 (Illustration) Some years ago, two artists...

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Bible is clear: There’s a pronounced command for an...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1...

THE COMING WINDS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The presence of wind...

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The following study is an outline that provides Biblical...

COMPASSION IN ACTION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 9:35-38 What is Compassion? Let’s get to the heart of...

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 4:4--7 I want to speak to you on the subject, “God’s...

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Have you...

Son of David, Son of God

This is a profound look at the lineage of Jesus from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD "The...

A Workman Unashamed

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove INTRODUCTION I realize that the phrase referring to “a workman . . ....

How Then Shall We Live?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace How Then Shall We Live? A Christian's Response to Days of...

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace How would you like to wear a crown today? You can! And we will...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Robert D. Pace From man’s perspective “time” is uncontrollable. Even with all the advances of...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:6 Introduction For years, Smith Barney has said: “We...

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

  Robert D Pace Blessings of Waiting on the Lord Psalm 27:13—14 I want to start by sharing...

PARDON ME!

In Psalm 32, David proclaims the blessedness of the one whose sins are forgiven. And he does this in a unique way. He uses three expressions for sin and then employs three expressions of God’s pardon for sin. Here’s what I mean: David called one category of sins transgressions, which indicates “rebellion against God”; another he simply called sin, which describes “knowingly missing the mark”; and the third category he called iniquity, which speaks of a “vile perversion.” Those terms cover the entire gamut of our sinfulness—major and minor. But then after showing us three categories of sin he uses three expressions to show how God pardons our sins:

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Jesus Christ Heals! Acts 9:31--35 Robert D. Pace If you opened the medicine...

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One-Word...

THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:1-4 Does God speak to modern man? If so, how? For...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Teaching Outline The nature of Jesus Christ has been debated...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Zechariah 9:9-17 In Zechariah’s days a king’s arrival was...

Biblically Woke!

Robert D Pace Biblically “Woke”! Matthew 1:24 says, “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of...

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Titus 3:3-7 One of Christ’s great commands is for Christians...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Jesus was surrounded by...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the...

A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to...

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Johann von Dannecker was the famed...

What Can the Righteous do When the Foundations are Destroyed?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 11:3 When crisis appears so do questions. It has always...

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

Pulpit Today Sermon Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist by Robert D Pace My topic today is...

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by Robert D Pace

My topic today is entitled, Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist. As I seek to expose this spirit, I have some questions to ask: What is the spirit of antichrist? If someone asked you to list its traits could you identify them? Could you provide examples of where this sinister presence resides in the world and what its affects are? Whatever this demonic force is, the Bible wants Christians to know its escalating presence is a chief indicator that we have arrived at the “last hour” (1 John 2:18). With that said, let’s read our text.

1 John 4:3

The Bible shows mankind confronting a two-headed monster at the Endtime. First, there is the actual person the Bible calls the Antichrist, and he will embody everything the world thinks it needs. He will be a political prodigy, a financial wizard, and an international peace-broker. But shortly after his rise to power, his charm will fade and his malice will appear. The Bible says he will morph into a war-mongering monster and ravage the world with destruction. He will turn on Israel, seek to eradicate Christianity, and even command people to worship him. That’s the Antichrist and we will discuss him later.

But for now, I want to discuss the “spirit of Antichrist” that will precede this beast. What we must understand is, according to John, “the spirit of antichrist is already in the world.” Since that’s the case, we need to know how to recognize it, because it’s not going to jump up and introduce itself. That’s not what spirits of darkness do. (Cloaked & veiled)

(Transition) I want to begin by defining what is meant by the phrase “spirit of Antichrist.”

I. Exposing the “Spirit of Antichrist”

(Definition) When you hear the word Antichrist you know the preposition anti means “against Christ.” It opposes and undermines all that Christ represents. But it doesn’t just oppose Christ, the preposition anti also reveals that the “spirit of antichrist” is a usurper. “It seeks to unseat Christ and reign in his place.” So, in the simplest of terms, the “spirit of Antichrist” is a crusade that seeks to undermine and usurp both the Word of God and the Messiah—the Lord Jesus.

Here is what that means: if you see anything—an institution, a philosophy, a business, a form of government or an educational system—has unseated Christ, and is operating without Him, then you can be certain that the evil “spirit of Antichrist” has infected it.

I know that encompasses a huge segment of the world.” But when anything insists on operating without Christ it has bowed to this sinister agenda! This is why Jesus said, “If you are not for me you are against me.” So yes, the “spirit of Antichrist” infests the thick and thin regions of this planet.

(Insight) There is a simple way you can unmask the “spirit of Antichrist” and discern its presence, and it’s by understanding what it cannot do! According to the Bible, it is completely helpless and powerless to do something. And 1 John 4:3 exposes this weakness. The Apostle says, “every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of antichrist.” John says it is impossible for the “spirit of antichrist” to acknowledge the supremacy of Jesus Christ. You don’t have to wait for it to blaspheme and curse the Lord in order to identify its presence. According to John, one of the principal ways the “spirit of Antichrist” casts its spell is by remaining silent and refusing to acknowledge the preeminence of Jesus Christ. It simply remains mute!

It’s obvious that this happens when it removes Christ from Christmas, eliminates the Resurrection from Easter Holidays, and silences the name of Jesus in public prayers. But I want to mention another way this dis-acknowledgement of Jesus occurs in society:

(Application) Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way the truth and the life.” Christ’s statement here is a non-negotiable confession of Christianity. So much so that one cannot be a disciple of Christ without a commitment to that profession. But people and organizations that are subdued by the “spirit of antichrist” cannot acknowledge this! They can’t admit Jesus is supreme and none is his equal.

So to reiterate what I said earlier: whenever a person, an institution, a system, or a philosophy remain silent and won’t affirm Christ’s supremacy, it hosts the “spirit of Antichrist.” I want to illustrate this.

(Illustration) It’s obvious that America and the world are plagued with insoluble problems: crime problems, educational problems, racial problems, and moral problems. But is Congress going to unify, rise up, and announce that Jesus Christ offers the preeminent solution to such Perplexities? No!

1 John 5:19 tells us “that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.” That means, Satan and his minions have a strangle hold on this present world.

2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

These scriptures don’t imply that God has lost control of life and is subject to the craft and cruelty of the devil. Not at all! God is sovereign and in some mysterious way “works all things [good and bad], “to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). It’s a mystery that won’t be unraveled on this side of eternity. Nevertheless, God remains sovereign.

I want to show you how entrenched this sinister force of Antichrist is in the world:

(Example) The world is comprised of 196 nations. 192 belong to an organization known as the United Nations. According to its original Charter in 1945, the UN’s purpose has been to foster international security and world peace. However, when the UN drafted its charter it refused to invoke God’s name and ask his blessing upon its quest for world peace. Remember, the dis-acknowledgement of God and his Son invites the “spirit of antichrist.” Do you realize, with its 192-member nations, there is no governing body that represents more of the world? That means the United Nations is the world’s chief facilitator of the “spirit of antichrist”! And what has the UN given the world since its inception? Despite its original goal to ‘foster international peace and security’ there have been 250 major wars that have caused the death of 23 million people! That’s what the world has experienced from 1948 to 2018.

Jesus said in John 15:5, “Without Me you can do nothing.” That means there is no possibility of success when Christ is excluded.

There are those that suggest that education and culture need a respectful distancing from God and the Bible. They believe in the “separation of Church and State.”’ But folks, the principle of separating the Church from the State is the greatest intrusion of the “spirit of Antichrist” America has ever implemented. The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”: (Psalm 33:12). 

Have the conditions of our public schools improved now that corporate prayer, in the name of Jesus, has been forbidden from the daily agenda? Always remember this: the world is never improved when Christ is removed! . . . I want to propose two scriptures that make great prayers for Believers:

The first is found in Philippians 1:20. Paul says, “According to my earnest expectation and hope, in nothing shall I be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.”

The second scripture is found in Colossians 3:17 where it says, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (If you can’t invoke Christ’s name into your conversation or activity, then something is wrong!)

(Congregational Participation) I want to pause long enough to engage in some congregational participation. It involves confessing the Lordship of Christ. Here’s the statement: “Jesus Christ is Lord, and I invite him into every activity of my life—my conversation; my labors and leisure; and my behavior. I exclude Christ from nothing! I “do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Do you know what you did? Your confession just withstood the “spirit of Antichrist”!

(Transition) This leads me to the next warning of the “spirit of Antichrist.” When Jesus is eliminated from any area of life—politics, entertainment, sports, the home, or whatever—the vacuum always draws in something cruel and detrimental. In fact, the “spirit of Antichrist” produces vexation. Painful, remorseful, unmitigated vexation!

II. The Spirit of Antichrist Vexes

In Luke 21:25 Jesus used two words to characterize the Endtime. He said the earth would be marked by “distress and perplexity.” The word distress means, “narrowing of a way.” It’s where life constricts and becomes hard to negotiate. That certainly explains the world today. Everything in life has tightened and things aren’t simple anymore.

(Illustration) I heard the story of a couple struggling to raise their daughter. The parents were frustrated, the teenager was troubled and the family was unnerved and polarized. Hoping for a solution, they scheduled a meeting with their pastor.  After a few minutes of counseling the pastor asked the teenager what she wanted, and to everyone’s amazement, she blurted out, “I want to return to the 1950’s and grow up without all the distractions.”

But people are not only distressed Christ’s more ominous warning appears in the word perplexity. Jesus said the Endtime would be marked by “distress and perplexity.” And this word describes “unsolvable problems; circumstances without solutions.” Do you understand the severity of Christ’s prophecy here? When you combine these two words—distress and perplexity—Jesus indicated that the normal way of living would constrict and squeeze men into places without a solution!

This is what the “spirit of Antichrist” does. It removes Christ and presents problems! That’s why the world is struggling with insurmountable difficulty. It’s why life is baffling and frustrating and dangerous. When Christ is removed from the mainstream of life problems always emerge.

Consider some of the ways that life is vexed:

Here in America we are facing a social crisis. Our society is vexed racially, politically, and religiously. The Christian values that once united our nation are now the ones that divide us. So much so, that our former President announced that America was not a Christian nation! You can’t even recite the Pledge of Allegiance and say “One nation under God” without creating offense.

Whether we dare to admit it or not, much of America’s woes can be laid at the feet of political correctness. The sacred cow of political correctness has brought social division, racial tensions, cultural intolerance; and unprecedented political prejudices.

And chief among our vexation is America’s moral crisis. Christians are demanded to accept the world’s standard of sexual preferences, gender issues, and the definition of marriage. But have you noticed that it’s always Christians that must surrender their values, COEXIST, and exercise tolerance!

But the Apostle Paul foretold the vexation of the Last Days even as did Jesus. In 2 Timothy 3:1 he said: “Realize this,” [Stop for a moment. Paul’s first admonition for the reader is to firmly grasp something. He said, “Realize this [Heed this! Give ear! Don’t miss this!], in the last days difficult times will come.”

The English word that Paul used for difficult hardly represents the strength of its Greek equivalent. In order to show you what I mean, Paul chose the same Greek word that Matthew had used to describe the demonized men of Gadara. He said those men were so difficult [that] . . . no one could pass by that way” (Matthew 8:28). Ordinary people were simply no match for these demonized men. They would maul unsuspecting travelers.

So when Paul said “difficult times would appear” he wanted us to know that “life as usual” would be over! And we’ve begun to witness the early stages of Paul’s prophecy. Terrorism and cruelty have multiplied around the world!

However, the prophecy does not stop with “difficult times.” When you connect Christ’s prophecy of “distress and perplexity” to Paul’s prophecy of “violence/difficulty” you understand the real depravity of the Endtime: It shows that life will constrict and force people to face the maddening powers of darkness! And it will be impossible to avoid the dread.

(Example) All of this reminds me of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. For those whose science is rusty, scientists call the Second Law of Thermodynamics “the greatest law of the universe.” It states that over time, the material world corrodes and nothing evolves into a higher, more stable form; everything worsens. Scientists assert this! In unwitting fashion, they have validated the Bible’s prophetic description of the world’s demise. We are watching civilization rust, unravel, and decay just as the Bible predicted.

This is what the “spirit of antichrist” does. It strikes against the goodness of life and exacerbates things. And the Bible shows the people of the last generation being overwhelmed with unprecedented vexation. It’s all because the world has decided it doesn’t need Christ Jesus. Don’t mention him. Thus, 

(Application) There’s a reason the Bible tells Christians this will happen. The Lord warned of this to keep Christians from getting despondent and even “giving up” during a dispensation of overwhelming difficulty. This is the precise context of Christ’s words when he said “the love of many shall wax cold” and “some will depart from the faith” (Matthew 24:10, 12). Jesus knew the intensity of the “last hour” would cause undiscerning people to give up and even forsake the Faith. Daniel knew this too when he said the Antichrist would appear to “wear out the saints” (7:25).

The “spirit of Antichrist” is doing this, Saints of God, and we have to recognize it. This isn’t the time to bury your head in the sand. It’s not time to whistle through the graveyard and imagine you’re elsewhere. We have to discern the days and understand what the Bible says about the times we live in:

Terrorists aren’t going to disarm and pass out peace lilies.

The secular social engineers will not cease from their machinations.

Political correctness won’t surrender its values.

When Christ is excluded from life vexation appears! And that’s what has happened to this generation. It has excluded Christ and invited vexation!

Maybe you’re wondering what the answer to this vexation is. Again, you can make an application from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Lord is letting the world rust, unravel, and collapse to reveal Christ alone solves man’s dilemmas. It’s not rehabilitation that corrects the course of the world; it’s transformation! And that Great Day of Transformation will appear at the “Second Coming of Jesus Christ.” But until the Lord returns to take us out of the world, our responsibility is to pray, persevere, and draw close to Christ so we can press past the vexation of this world.

(Transition) Let’s investigate another aspect of the “spirit of antichrist.”

III. The Spirit of Antichrist Deceives

Before I announce this next warning you should know that Scripture is filled with prophecies that describe the Endtime. It speaks of war, calamity, disasters, disease, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, and great signs in the heavens. But with all the Bible’s Endtime caveats, there is one that prevails above all others. It’s repeated incessantly. It’s the warning of deception!

When the apostles asked Jesus what signs would precede his Return his first warning was, “Watch out that no one deceives you.” And when you read his entire answer you find He warned of deception 12 times (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21).

Then there are the phrases the Apostles used to describe the Last Days. They spoke of “deceiving spirits . . . false teachers . . . false brothers . . . false prophets . . . false Christ’s . . . false knowledge . . . false science . . . doctrines of devils . . . counterfeit miracles   . . . sorcery . . . lies . . . [and] powerful delusion.”

Then there is the infamy of the Antichrist. 2 Thessalonians 2, says the Lawless One will emerge with counterfeit miracles, pretense, and powerful delusion (9-11).

And finally, Revelation speaks of deception 13 times!

The Apostles constantly pointed out the coming deception. But they hadn’t convened, compared notes, and deduced from logic. This wasn’t their opinion; this was the Holy Spirit speaking! 1 Timothy 4:1 says, “The Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some will abandon the Faith and follow deceiving spirits and doctrines taught by demons.” The omniscient Holy Spirit revealed that every layer of life would be corrupt. And it is!

There has never been a time when this world has been more deceived. The deception that twisted its way into the Garden has infested the entire planet. And Christians need to know what they’re dealing with. This is why Paul warned Christians against the ‘deception of philosophy’ (Colossians 2:8) and the lure of ‘false science’ (1 Timothy 6:20). Paul knew the world’s propositions were concocted with duplicity and he distrusted its indoctrination.

(Insight) I’m about to paint with a broad brush, but nevertheless, it needs stating: These days are so pretentious that you cannot trust the ruling class, media, scientists, educators, or even meteorologists to speak without ulterior designs. Every form of educating the public is created with bias!

That’s because everybody has a master. It may be God or it may be the devil, but everybody has a master. And everybody seeks to please their master. That’s why the world has an agenda. Secular, world-based systems have been corrupted by evil forces!

If God exposed the scope of deception today we would shutter at the unveiling! We would realize how biased information outlets are. The news that’s reported is often news that has been filtered, edited, and shaped into a story that fits a sinister narrative. But because it’s aired, it must be true.

(Insight) There is a reason that deception takes wings through the airwaves. Ephesians 2:2 says Satan is “the prince of the power of the air.” The very atmosphere is the stronghold of principalities and powers of darkness, and they are eager to transmit pretense through that arena.

(Warning) Please hear me carefully: “The father of lies” has cast his spell over the Ruling Class of this planet. The ideology of world leaders, social engineers, and most media outlets is not their own; it’s from a region far beneath the soil of this planet. I don’t believe the Ruling Class is even cognizant of why it articulates as it does; it is simply teleprompting from the talking points of hell!

The Antichrist’s Rise to Power

(Insight) This is the perfect place to interject something about the Antichrist. The reason this Grand Imposter will arise and control the masses is because people will be incapable of discriminating truth from error. Once people are gripped with “powerful delusion,” they will accept whatever this Man of Deceit suggests and follow him en mass. And the Bible says the Antichrist will be a master of deception. Daniel says he will “cause deceit to prosper” (8:25) and “succeed through intrigue” (11:21).

Notice how the Apostle Paul said the Antichrist would capture the masses. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 says:

The coming of the lawless one [the Antichrist] is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, (10) and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (11) Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, (12) in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The ultimate demise of man relates to a rejection of truth. When people reject truth, they invite delusion, bondage, and servitude. The rejection of truth will seal the fate of unbelievers and turn their hearts to the baseless words of the “father of lies.”

What alarms me most about this Endtime delusion doesn’t concern unbelievers. My concern is for “the elect”—the redeemed. Jesus said in Matthew 24:24, “False Christ’s and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.”

So what’s the answer to all this deception? How can Christians safeguard themselves against it?

It’s being saturated with the Word of God.

It’s maintaining a strong prayer life.

It’s staying full of the Holy Spirit.

And it’s loving and embracing truth at all costs.

(Illustration) In the 1980s the Holy Spirit spoke to me about a widely-known speaker in the Charismatic Movement. He had a popular radio program. As I tuned in one day the Lord said, “Don’t listen to him.” I didn’t understand why the Lord said that, but I obeyed. About two weeks later, I discovered that he stated this: “Jesus and Satan were spirit brothers.” 

Folks, we must be careful, because “doctrines of devils” are real! Satan has sown weeds in the kingdom, and they are capable of deceiving “even the elect.” That’s why we must maintain a love for truth.

(Transition) I want to speak candidly about a worldwide deception that has gripped the world. There is a dangerous religious system that stands as a foreboding threat to mankind. And it is Islam.

IV. The Spirit of Antichrist Dominates

A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable that much of the Free World would facilitate this religion, but for some mysterious reason Islam and its hostile nature finds tolerance around the globe.

This is in spite of Islam’s practice of beating women, murdering Jews, and beheading Christians.

World leaders tolerate Islam even though Muhammad, the founder of Islam, taught his followers to advance its principles by the sword. That is, “Convert or die”!

Muslims admit they are prepared to throw the world into chaos so their messiah, the Mahdi, can arise and impose Sharia Law on the world.

Did you know that Muslim Clerics are calling for Israel’s destruction? In 2012, the so-called “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, publicly denounced Israel’s right to exist and called for its annihilation! There’s nothing secret about this, yet it falls silent upon world leaders.

(Example) The US Government has been infiltrated by Muslim activists—especially the Department of Justice and the American Education system. I recently heard an ex-terrorist tell how Muslim organizations secretly pay University Professors to indoctrinate American students on the virtues of Islam. Its principles are even being taught in our elementary schools!

(Insight) We need to ask a question. Why do world leaders ignore the monstrous nature of Islam, make excuses for it, and even affirm it? Again, that answer pertains to the “spirit of Antichrist.” Islam is a trial run. The Ruling Class is using Islam to pave the way for eradicating Christ, dominating others, and enthroning the Antichrist. That’s why there is almost universal tolerance toward Islam. It is a calculated move by the elite to prepare for world domination.

And make no mistake: The ultimate intention of the “spirit of Antichrist” is total domination! It wants jurisdiction over our speech, behavior, values, and beliefs. The architects of culture are telling people what to think about the institution of marriage, abortion, sexuality, and euthanasia. Even the US government has criminalized certain speech and enforced laws that violate Christian conscience.

Just remember something: As a Christian, you are a citizen of a higher kingdom. And the laws of God’s kingdom supersede any and all laws of the world. That means you don’t have to let the world determine your thinking!

The world didn’t author the Book of Truth, anyway. The Book of Truth has been authored by Prophets who were filled with the Spirit of God and served as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. And that’s where our convictions should reside. Our eternal destiny depends upon our response to “thus says the Lord”!

(Transition) As I bring this message to a close I want to examine how the book of Revelation discloses this hideous spirit.

Conclusion

Two thousand years ago, in Revelation 2:13, Jesus said this to the church in Pergamum, Turkey: “I know where you live—where Satan has his throne.” That throne was not metaphorical; it was real! Pergamum is where the Greeks had carved a giant image of Zeus, chief among their gods, and situated it on the highest point of the city. It included a hollow, bronze bull standing over a pit. This is where Christians were bound, stuffed inside this bull, and roasted to death. For hundreds of years, Pergamum was infamous for the magic arts, idolatry, persecution, and war. This is what Jesus called “Satan’s throne” or the “Seat of Satan.”

(Example) What’s interesting is, in 1864, a German excavator (Carl Humann) travelled to Pergamum and unearthed the Altar of Zeus. He transported it to Berlin, Germany and placed it in a museum (1902). A few years later, a German politician became fascinated with the Altar of Zeus. He was so mesmerized that he ordered the Nazi Party to build a replica for his political speeches in Nuremburg. It was the “Seat of Satan” itself that aroused Adolf Hitler to mastermind a holocaust that incinerated 6 million Jews.

(Example) I hope you can bear this last example of how this Endtime delusion has increased. In 2008, the Democrat National Convention convened in Denver, Colorado—America’s “Mile High City.” The Party leaders built a replica of the Altar of Zeus and used it as a platform where their nominee—Barack Obama—gave his acceptance speech to run for President. Is there any doubt that the “spirit of antichrist is already at work”?

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