From the Beginning…
From the moment Yah told Adam and Eve that they can eat from any tree in the Garden accept the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil it was clear who the antagonist was in the land. This role was masterfully played by the serpent.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Gen 3:1)
The scriptures always tell the story, and since the end is declared in the beginning we discover a lot of things about the “anti-Christ” from his first appearance on the scene. So as we just read concerning the serpent that he was “more subtil” than any other beast. That word subtil in hebrew means cunning, smooth. In our day and age it would be that suave, charismatic speaker who can charm you with complements and seduce you with deception. Next thing you know you are the biggest cheerleader of the one who is trying to destroy you. Be careful of those with forked tongues and smooth talking ways. Notice, if you have read the first two chapters of Genesis, you will notice that Adam was the one who theFather spoke too. Yet the direction of the conversation that this serpent is having is not with the man in command but with the one that was brought forth from his rib. Beware of men who would choose to reach the general by going through the cadet. Notice, he didn’t approach Adam with his seductive ways, much as a man interested in getting in some man’s daughters pants won’t first have a conversation with the dad to see if it is okay to date his daughter, but will instead smooth talk the daughter and once she is thoroughly convinced he is the man for her, causing division between her and her dad. This is how a snake operates, this is how he maneuvers he always will go through someone who is supposed to be under authority to overturn the one who is in authority. Thus, he uses the woman to get to the man, through questioning the ultimate authority, God, by throwing doubt on the original instructions.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3:4-5)
So what does he do? He convinces her that God is lying, but not only lying, holding back from her. This is the spirit of anti-christ. Anti-christ will always attack the instructions of authority, will challenge the instructions of the Most High by accusing the authority of the Most High to be holding back from you. An attempt to keep you from something or challenge you to question the attentions of Yah for your good. Because once he can convince you that Yah doesn’t have your best interest at heart he can convince you to swallow whatever pill he is trying to get you to take.
So recap, from the beginning the first thing to recognize about the anti-christ and the anti-christ spirit is,
- He is cunning,
- He uses those under authority to overtake those in authority and gain his power
- He is charming, he will always feed your ego, especially if that is what it takes to get you to turn against Yah.