Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15).

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15).

There is one aspect about the Great Tribulation that we should seriously take into account; and that is, it will be a period of time when the full expression of the mystery of iniquity is no longer a hidden mystery, but out in the open. This will be a remarkable deception, and it is something that billions of people will quickly embrace.

The supernatural power of the mystery of iniquity will be attributed to God, when in fact, it will be a manifestation of dark satanic power.  Paul said, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…” (2 Thess 2:7). In other words, hidden, or secret lawlessness, which had already taken hold of the world, and was beginning its evil work, will be revealed at the End of Days in its fullest expression. When will this happen? John saw the beginning of the end with the resurrection of an ancient evil:

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy (Revelation 13:1).

Because we live in a fallen world already tainted by sin and evil, this aspect of the satanic plan for mankind is not easy to detect, nor understand. But I believe we should realize that the mystery of iniquity, or hidden lawlessness, will continue to build to a great crescendo until the entire world is under the heel of the Great Red Dragon and the Antichrist Beast (Revelation 12:3; 13:1).

The Apostle John called the mystery of iniquity “the spirit of antichrist,” which was already present in the early church in his day.

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time” (1 John 2:18).

The many antichrists that emerged in Johns day are energized by demonic powers, and are an expression of the mystery of iniquity, or hidden lawlessness. They still work in the world, and in the church, to this day. Indeed, they are so prevalent today that I could name a dozen of them off the top of my head that have daily or weekly programs on worldwide TV and radio. But the most striking aspect of this is that many of them are “stars” on several Christian Television networks–and Christians send them millions of dollars each week!

They pretend to be the ministers of Christ, but in reality, they are the “many antichrists” that John said would come. They have always been here, and will continue to labor in the church, and in the world, preparing the fields of humanity for harvest by the final Antichrist. Predictably, their evil works are more powerful today, and their influence is greatly enhanced because of the media–radio, TV, and the Internet.

How do you know if you are being influenced by an antichrist teacher or preacher? There are two things you must do: 1. Watch their doctrine; 2. and their lifestyle. Jesus said, ” Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:16-17,20).

What will be a turning point in the future is that the many antichrists will begin to demonstrate an incredibly deceptive supernatural power; it will be satanic power, but will be attributed to God, and it will be so convincing that many will believe that God is empowering and blessing them!

For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect (Mark 13:22).

Here, Jesus reveals to us that the pseudochristos (false christs) and the pseudoprophētēs  (false prophets) will infiltrate the church. Because they will possess supernatural power, and their ruse will be so seductive, it is possible that even the elect, or those who are truly saved or born-again, may also be deceived. The word for seduce is the Greek word apoplanaō   which means “to lead away from the truth to error,” and that is exactly what they will do: they will draw away people from the real Jesus Christ to an occult version, a pseudochristos, or false Christ.  

I am of the opinion that this is beginning to happen now! Already there are prophets and teachers in the church who do have a “power,” or an “anointing”–but it is not from God; their lifestyle and accompanying false doctrines betray them. An increase of works of power by those who teach unbiblical or questionable doctrines may be an indication that we are observing the beginnings of the strong delusion Paul wrote about at 2 Thess. 2:11.

I do believe that those who are saved will only escape supernatural deception because of the discerning work of the Holy Spirit deep in their heart.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you to be more discerning, and be careful of those who claim an “anointing” to do miracles, or those who seem to have power to receive so-called prophetic words. Be extremely cautious of those who claim to be prophets or apostles in these days, and don’t let them quickly lay hands on you. A multitude of false apostles, prophets, and bishops are running around the church today exercising a false anointing and false authority. In truth, they are part of the many antichrists, and we have been warned.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5).

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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