In our current day and time, it appears as though evil is all around us. What if there’s something bigger behind this evil. Perhaps there’s something even deeper that we must acknowledge that’s infiltrating our world. Just maybe, the Antichrist spirit is in our midst.
“There is most definitely a targeted warfare that we see playing out in our culture everyday,” Lee Grady said in his latest Beyond the Article interview with Charisma Magazine Online. “What I would identify as an Antichrist spirit is working in our government, in our media, in our entertainment, in corporate America.”
If we look around, we see the chaos of this spirit all around us. As Grady pointed out in his feature article in Charisma Magazine Online, even here in America the mere sentiment that you might actually stand with Israel can get you in trouble. After all, a teacher in Queens, New York received backlash from a flock of students who tried to storm her classroom because she stood with Israel. They waved Palestinian flags, rioting in the school’s hallways.
“The antichrist spirit hates God,” Grady writes. “The devil hates all righteousness and goodness. He wants evil to triumph. This is why people who hate God celebrate sin.”
When we think about the darkness flooding the world around us, we tend to focus on the things we see in the physical. However, we must focus on the supernatural, the spirit realm, in order to fully understand everything that is going on. Whether it’s the pro-Hamas stance to see Israel crippled and destroyed as a nation, or the rise of transgender athletes dominating women’s sports, there is without a doubt something bigger and more sinister going on behind the scenes of these events.
Referencing the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Grady says that we see the same spiritual themes happening in our world today that want us to bow down to the things that are not good, that are not of God’s heavenly, divine places.
“After the music was played, everybody had to bow down and of course the three friends of Daniel refused, and so what did they do? They get thrown in the furnace. That’s what the spirit of Antichrist does, and that’s what’s happening in our culture right now,” Grady said.
So, what are believers to do with the knowledge that there is an evil one out there who wants to steal, kill and destroy their lives?
We are to pray for deliverance. Just as the Lord’s Prayer speaks of deliverance from evil, we are to pray that God would keep His hand upon us, protect us from evil and that He would be the One guiding our lives. We can and should pray that He would be right there with us at all times.
Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.
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