Antichrist: Lover of the World
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time” – (I Jn.2:15-18).
Obama said in his book ‘Audacity of Hope’
that he joined his church in
Very clearly Obama tells us that he loves the world. But God’s Word says plainly that if you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. God has placed these very strong words forbidding to love the world right next to the greatest verse in the Bible that mentions Antichrist twice. Surely God is telling us that worldly people are antichrist. They are of the world and they love the things of the world. The saved, born again saints love not the world, they love the things of God, The world, the flesh and the Devil is their enemy. You are either antichrist, against Christ, or you’re for Christ. And very soon now it will be made manifest whether you are antichrist or for Christ, when the mark of the Beast comes out. Jesus said – “He that is not with me is against me…” – (Mt.12:30).
It is even more forceful in (I Jn.4) – “And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereby ye heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them” – (I Jn.4:3-5).
Our world, the earth, travels at 66,600 mph in its revolution around the sun in 365 days. If you put our world on a scale it would weigh 6.6 sextillion tons. The number of the Beast is 666 and all worldly unsaved people will get the mark.
Obama loves the world and he speaks the
words of the world to worldly people and they love him. People love him from
all over the world, not just in the
Satan is the “Prince of this world” – (Jn.14:30) and he is “the God of this world” – (2 Cor.4:4), “And the whole world lieth in wickedness” – (I Jn.5:19). The more you love the world, the more you hate Christ. Loving the world is forbidden love – it’s something you cannot love and still love God. This whole world system is opposed to God. “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world” – (2 Tim.4:10). There is no neutral ground here. We are in the world, but not of the world.
Antichrists are branded with the word “world.” They are of the world, they speak worldly and the world heareth them. The masses have always gone after error instead of the truth of Christ. The world hears antichrists because they speak to please the world; he tells them what they want to hear; he deceives them. He is of the world, his standards and practices and way of life is worldly. True Christians are not deceived by these worldlings and antichrists because we have the Holy Spirit of truth abiding in us. The world will not hear God’s man preaching God’s truth, except for the elect that get saved, whom God has called out of the world. Soon worldly Antichrist shall come to fulfill God’s plan for the end of the world. The Beast will be the embodiment, the ideal example of the worldliness of man; he will epitomize the worldly man and the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. He will be emperor of the world with total power and glory and riches and he and his image will be worshipped as God. He will counterfeit Christ – “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” – (Rev.5:12). The world does not want Christ to come back in judgment and rule the world as emperor.
Jesus said – “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” – (Jn.15:18,19). Again – “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” – (Jn.17:14,16). Jesus preached the truth and those who rejected Him hated Him and murdered Him and Satan will persecute and hate us who are part of the body of Christ and try to kill us. Yes, make no mistake about it, the worldly crowd is antichrist; they love the antichrists and hate the true Christian – and many of the antichrists are members of churches.
There is a great divide between those with secular, worldly interests and those with Spiritual interests. “They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them” – (I Jn.4:5). The world is Satan’s sphere of operation and most of the world is worldly and wicked – “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness” – (I Jn.5:19). There’s a sharp line between the true saints of God and the world. “They are of the world” – says John – ‘they’ being those who follow the antichrists. And Antichrist will have most of the world following him and they will sing his praises.
Those who live for this world and love the world show a great lack of understanding that this world is the enemy of God. The lovers of this world like Obama, who join an Antichrist church, show their total lack of spiritual discernment and ignorance of God’s Word. The only ones he can deceive are the worldly people like himself: he can’t deceive the saints because “ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things” – (I Jn.2:20).
We saints are spiritually crucified unto the world “but God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” – (Gal.6:14). Between us and the world there is a cross, and we are dead to the world; the world is crucified to us and us from the world. We don’t fit in with the world any longer; we are born again and weaned from the world. We regard not the world any longer; we belong to God; we are world’s apart.
All unsaved people belong to the world. They walk “according to the course of this world…” – (Eph.2:2). They are at home in the world, they love the world, and the world loves them. They are enemies of God, held in the grip of the Devil. They are described as – “Men of this world who have their portion in this life” – (Ps.17:14).
Worldliness is the love of passing things. A worldly person is one whose plans all end in the grave. Worldliness is human activity with God left out; it’s a horizontal life, it has no vertical in it. It’s motto is success, not holiness. It’s self-centered and wealth, power and sex are central in it. The world is empty, a facade, a sick joke, because it has no future.
But the saints are strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For them the world is an undesirable home. They are traveling through the world to a heavenly destination. We are non-conformists, refusing to be poured into the world’s mold. We are not friends of the world – “Know ye not that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” – (Jam.4:4).
Called from above, and heavenly men by birth,
(Who once were but the citizens of earth),
As pilgrims here, we seek a heavenly home,
Our portion in the ages yet to come.
We are but strangers here, we do not crave
A home on earth, which gave thee but a grave:
Thy cross has severed ties which bound us here,
Thyself our treasure in a brighter sphere.
It is written of the Lord Jesus – “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” – (Jn.1:10-13). Have you received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior? If you have in truth, then you’re been born of God – born again of the third person of God, the Holy Spirit. Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7).
Jesus Christ came down to this world to solve man’s greatest problem, sin and the punishment of sin, which is death. That’s what Easter and the gospel is all about: the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. He came to be the Savior of this world – “… Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” – (Jn.1:29). God loved this wicked world so much that He sent His dearly beloved Son to be the supreme sacrifice for sin. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” – (Jn.3:16). Do not spurn the love and grace of the Father in His dear Son on the cross or the wrath of God abideth on you.
Soon this day of God’s grace will be finished, and God will take vengeance on this wicked world at the second coming of Christ and the great tribulation period. God will make an end of this world – “…what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” – (Mt.24:3).
Don’t love this world, it’s scheduled for a gigantic fiery holocaust – (2 Pet.3:10). Repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus in your heart by faith and you will become a new born again creature in Christ – (2 Cor.5:17). Crucify your worldly nature with Christ on the cross and receive eternal life.
Don’t be a worldly antichrist.
Be saved and love Christ.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-