1 John 2:18-27, “18Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
20But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. 23No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he promised us—even eternal life.
26I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.”
Alot of people don’t understand how these are the last days if the last days began 2,000 years ago. Some people say, “You know, with God, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years, a day.” God does not need a watch, he knows what time it is. It was then and still is now the last hour and the last days.
In verse 19, John tells us that antichrists were members of the body of Christ who left. The truth wasn’t in them. Today people leave the church all the time. We’ve left churches that weren’t quite following the footsteps of God. I was once taught that anti not only means “not” but also “against”. There are some forces that work against Christ in the very houses that worship Him. Do you remember the pastor that defrauded his church and abandoned them? He was doing work against Christ. He was doing work that was not of Christ. He was lending a hand as an antichrist to pave the way for The Antichrist.
We must remain in Him and we must remain in the truth. If we remain in him but lie about what’s going on, then we dishonor him. If we leave him but are truthful, then we lie to ourselves for He is the truth. Another truth: He is still comming soon. Are you ready?