The Spirit of Antichrist in Politics

I want to share something with you today that many are not prepared to hear. Sadly, many Christians aren’t even spiritually in tune enough to see what’s going on behind the scenes politically in this country. I’m talking about the political climate in our nation right now and the root cause of all the division and hostility we see. It’s not caused by what most people think. We often think it’s the opposite political party, the news media, or the President, or some poltical figure. The truth is, it goes much deeper than many even know, and it takes renewing your mind in God’s Word to have the spiritual discernment to see what’s going on underneath the surface.

It’s time for Christians to stop being so weak and timid when it comes to our religious or political views. There is nothing wrong with stating your political or religious views if you do it in a spirit of love, so you shouldn’t let the devil’s kids tell you what is appropriate to say or not say. Since when do they get to make all the rules for society and determine what we can or can’t talk about? And besides, they aren’t a bit weak and timid about their political views and have no problem offending anyone who disagrees with them. If we remain silent as Christians, we are surrendering our cultural influence to the devil all in the name of “being like Jesus.” This is foolish and we better wake up as Christians because the devil’s kids politicize everything and are determined to be in complete control.

Let me briefly explain why I use the term “devil’s kids” because I know some reading this may take offense to that. As harsh as that label may seem, it is, however, how the Bible refers to those outside of the saving grace of Christ. The Bible makes it very clear that you are either God’s child and live in obedience to Him, or you are a child of the devil and obey his desires. Here are three passages of Scripture that clearly teach this concept.

1 John 3:8-10–the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

Matthew 13:37-39 — And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 

John 8:44-47 — You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?  He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

You can claim to be an atheist and not believe in God, angels, demons, or Satan, but unless you are in Christ and have been born again of the Spirit of God, you are by default a son of the devil. You don’t have to believe in Satan to be his child. You are either owned by the devil and are his slave, or God redeemed you with the precious blood of His Son and you enetered into a new life of the Spirit by faith. There are only two options. This is the starting point to understanding what is really going on underneath the surface spiritually and politically.

Many people don’t know that Satan is the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4), and as such, he controls everything from our politics, educational systems, to even what happens in the Church. His fingerprints can be found on everything because he is the “prince and power of the air” (Eph. 2:2) and the “prince of this world” (John 14:30). Because Satan wants to be “god over this world” he is very interested in politics and we make a grave mistake by limiting Satan’s power only to the religious realm. Satan has been in the Church throughout her history and there are numerous examples I could point to that would show his influence, but he is not just a religious entity and we must see that Satan’s reach is far greater. He wants to control governments, nations, familes, and even individuals. He wants it all! Just read the book of Daniel and you will see that Satan assigns demon “princes” over nations to control them politcally and spiritually (Daniel 10:12-13). If Satan was concerned with Persia in the book of Daniel, do you think he has his eye on the United States, which is the greatest superpower in the history of the world? You better believe Satan wants this nation!!

To get this nation under his control, Satan first has to get the individuals in the nation under his control. The influence Satan and his demons have in the earth is what the Bible refers to as the “spirit of antichrist” (1 John 4:3). This “spirit of antichrist” operates in the world through those who are disobedient (Eph. 2:2) and those who reject Christ. The spirit of antichrist is the source of all heresies and false teachings in the Church (1 John 2:18-22; 4:1-3). This same “spirit” is seen even in the Gospels as the religious leaders in Jesus’ day were plotting to kill him. Plotting murder is not what you’d expect “godly” men to be doing, but that is exactly what we see in the Gospels as Satan works behind the scenes to destroy Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 4:1-13; Luke 22:3; Luke 23:1-23; John 8:31-47; Mark 14:55-59). We also see this spirit of antichrist in the book of Acts trying to hinder the Gospel (Acts 14:1-2; 16:16-24; 19:23-32). The only way to fight against this antichrist spirit is with the truth of God’s Word. We must renew our minds in God’s Word to keep from conforming to the world’s pattern of thinking (Rom. 12:2). Christians have to be on guard or they, too, could find themselves under the influence of this spirit.

The goal of this antichrist spirit is to oppose Christ and His kingdom and to bring about the antichrist global empire predicted in numerous prophecies throughout the Bible. The Bible makes reference to a future world leader (Antichrist) who will one day rule over the entire world (Dan. 7:24-25; 2 Thess. 2:3-12).  This one world government is the main goal of Satan and his army of darkness, but because they are spirit entities, they must use humans as willing vessels to get things accomplished in the earth. They are so deceptive that they would prefer to work through someone without being detected. They would much rather work behind the scenes out of sight because exposure would stop them in their tracks. This is where ignorant individuals and even Christians can get sucked into something without even knowing the spiritual forces behind it.

To get the human under your control you must control how he thinks. Even communist dictators were smart enough to figure this one out. Where do you think they got the idea to brainwash their citizens with propaganda and lies? It came from the spirit of antichrist that has been working in the earth since the beginning of time. Satan wants to control our minds because if he can control how we think, he can control how we live. If he can control how we live, he can control the decisions me make and even how we vote. It is easy to see from this how Satan would want to control any institution in the Earth that influences how people think and process information. This is why you need to understand that Satan controls the flow of information. To influence the mass conscioussness of a nation he has his “kids” infiltrate institutions that control the flow of information like the news media, movies, music, politics and academia. From these channels of information, Satan maintains his “control over the whole world” (1 John 5:19).

So, while the devil and his kids politicize everything under the sun, the children of God are being told not get involved with politics and to keep it to themselves. You would expect the devil’s kids to want to silence us, but what I can’t wrap my head around is why so many Christian leaders tell us not to get involved politcally. We are told we may “offend” someone and that’s not the “Christian” thing to do. We are told that our “kingdom is not of this world” so we are to “stay above it all” and not get involved with politics. This is the result of not understanding the political nature of God’s Word. Who can read the Old and New Testaments and come to the conclusion that God isn’t political? Since when does God not care about the nations of the world and how they govern themselves and interact with other nations? Since when is God not interested in how those in power treat those they are governing? Have they never read that Jesus is coming again as a Lion to establish His kingdom on the earth? To divorce politics from this future kingdom is quite ignorant. Have they never read how Jesus will pass judgement on nations, especially those that were hostile to Israel?

What I see happening in the Church is a lot of social justice creeping in replacing the Gospel. I think it’s very sad that a lot of Christians will find a free speech zone on a college campus, set up a booth, pass out literature to support gay rights, abortion, or any political idea promoted by the left, but would never set up a booth to evangelize their campus and spread the Gospel. They can make their posters and march in the streets to defend a woman’s right to murder her unborn baby, but would they ever march with a poster with John 3:16 on it? It seems that some Christians forgot that they are evangelists, not social justice warriors. The message of God’s children is the Gospel. The message of the devil’s kids is liberalism, which is Satan’s gospel. Afterall, it was their father who began the whole liberal movement in the Garden of Eden when he said to the woman, “Did God really say?”

If we aren’t careful we can get caught up in the social justice warrior religion. And it is a religion. It’s the religion of the devil’s kids and it’s how they bring about social or political change so their father can have more control. Sadly, many Christians have bought into the antichrist religion of politics because they have not renewed their minds in God’s Word. The Apostle Paul told the believers in Rome to “not conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing if your mind…” (Romans 12:2). It’s one thing to get born again and enter into the new life in Christ Jesus, but it is quite another to actually take the time to work on how you think. God recreates our human spirit when he comes to dwell in us at the moment of conversion and we get “born again” (John 3:3-5), but we are responsible for renewing our minds in God’s truth until we start to think more and more like God. Without renewing your mind in God’s Word and learning to see things from His perspective, it’s easy to buy into the world’s ways of thinking. The spirit of antichrist is able to work easier in a mind that has not been renewed.

So, here is what you can expect in the coming weeks, months, and years, as the devil and his kids work tirelessly to remove all opposition to their agenda. Through the use of the news media, our places of learning, and all the above-mentioned channels of information, Satan and his demons are going to pump the mass consciousness of our nation and the world full of propaganda. But it won’t come across as that because it will be presented as something noble and moral. The ones presenting it will have on suits and ties and look so nice and professional. We would never conclude that a demon could operate through someone who seems to be in their right mind and speaks so elequently. Afterall, we all know from Hollywood’s movies that people influenced by demons spit pea soup and climb on walls. Don’t be fooled! It’s easy to align yourself politically with people who are pushing for social change that is contrary to God’s Word if it is done under the banner of morality. The devil is smart and he knows that if he frames his politics as “moral” and “compassionate” that ignorant, well-meaning people will buy into it. It takes discernment and renewal of the mind to really know what God thinks about something politically.

Expect everything in politics to be about morality and be prepared to hear that word a lot more coming from politicians on the left. Satan knows he has to get the Christian vote to take over this nation, so every political idea will be a moral issue to win their vote.  All of this is designed to influence the weak Christians out there who have not renewed their minds in the Word of God to be able to discern the difference between truth and lies.

“They” are coming for the Christian conservative voters with a massive campaign of misinformation and lies. They are coming for Christian voters because the Christian right is the last stronghold the devil needs to conquer politically. We are the only thing standing in the way of the devil completely taking over and destroying this nation. We are the thorn in his side that just won’t go away, and he is out to remove us by converting us. It’s a brilliant plan, but we are to be wiser than the serpent!

Stay in God’s Word and renew your mind and it will open your eyes to a whole new reality and you will see what I’m talking about in this post! Stay awake and seek God’s face, and we will win in the end!