Matthew 24:15 is the prophecy about antichrist.
24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever
reads, let him understand),
Who is antichrist?
1 John 2:20
2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
To know who antichrist is and not being the target of antichrist or being the
same with antichrist, then priests and kings must live in Holy Spirit’s
anointing. How can priests and kings live in Holy Spirit’s anointing?
They have to live in the Holy Place.
21:12 nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of
his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I
am the LORD.
Inside the Holy Place, there are 3 furnishings that denote 3 kinds of main
- the Golden Candlestick = perseverance in General
- the Table of Shewbread = perseverance in Bible Study
- the Golden Altar of Incense = perseverance in Pray and Worship.
Perseverance in these three kinds of main service is equal to a shepherded
life. Life outside the shepherding pen will be spiritually withered, there is
no Holy Spirit’s anointing, there is no satisfaction. Spiritually withered
lives defile God’s Holiness and their lives direct to make sins, fall
in sins, and become antichrist’s target. They don’t know who antichrist
is, they do their ceremonies, but they are being marked by antichrist. They
like Israelites who worshipped golden calf but said, “This is our god,
who brought us up out of Egypt”.
Who is antichrist?
- people who come out from us = people who do not really
do their ceremony and service to the Lord, they become lax in ceremony and
service, they become lax in purification.
1 John 2:18-19
2:18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that
the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we
know that it is the last hour.
2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been
of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might
be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
Judas is a disciple, but he did not really do in service and purification.
Finally he left his ministry, ended in destruction.
Without Holy Spirit, we can be negligent.
The Holy Spirit’s anointing makes us solemn (faithful and burning) in:
- the true teaching word
24:32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn
within us while He talked with us on the road, and while
He opened the Scriptures to us?”
The true teaching word is the word written in the Bible and revealed.
Each verse is explained by the others.
For the Pastor, must be faithful and burning in preaching the word of
God. And for the church, must be faithful and burning in hearing the word
12:11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
If we hear the word of God solemnly, the word of God will become a command
such that we can really do our service to the Lord.
Be careful! If somebody burning in service but does not hear the word
of God solemnly, his service is just based on the emotion on the flesh
that will guide to destruction.
- liar = deny Lord Jesus Christ
1 John 2:22
2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist
who denies the Father and the Son.
Lie is the starting of denial to the Lord.
Denying Lord = without Holy Spirit’s anointing.
For example is Peter, who denied the Lord three times. Actually he must be
destructed. But Peter was helped by the shepherding word which is like the
crow of rooster that reminded Peter.
22:60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”
Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
22:61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word
of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you
will deny Me three times.”
22:62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
Then Peter became repented and he was forgiven. His life was saved.
But after the anointing of Holy Spirit at Jerusalem’s attic, Peter lived
in Holy Spirit’s anointing. The results are having confidence to:
- acknowledge Jesus’ name, whatever the risks
Acts 2:14, 22
2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said
to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known
to you, and heed my words.
2:22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested
by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in
your midst, as you yourselves also know—
For us, acknowledge Jesus’ name is equal to repent our sins, and then
we are forgiven, and not make sins anymore.
- testify about Jesus
4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers
of the people and elders of Israel:
4:9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what
means he has been made well,
4:10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by
the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you
crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before
Testimony is about what the Lord has done in our life, about our life salvation,
and about abundance that has happened in our life. If we do not testify, we
will live in lack until lose the salvation.
- worship the Lord
1 Peter 4:7
4:7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful
in your prayers.
In Holy Spirit’s anointing, when we are facing the shaking in the last
times, we will be able to keep silent and quiet to worship the Lord.
30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “ In returning
and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
But you would not,
Silent : keep silent ourselves, doing introspection; if there is sin, it must
be confessed and not repeated.
Quiet : fully surrender to the Lord
Being silent and quiet is like reaching out our two hands to the Lord to worship
Then, Lord will also reach out His hands to us. The results are:
- all shakes will become calm, all problems will be solved
- The Lord works to make everything good in our lives
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not
know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit
is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love
God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
- Even if our lives have already drowned, but if we can cry out to the
Lord, He will reach out His hands to uplift us from drowning. Our lives
will not be ashamed, we will be uplifted starting from now in this world,
until exalted with Him on the clouds on His second coming.