The Apostle John declared amazing things…a lot of which have been twisted by the unbelief inside Christianity.
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, (New King James)
Some people doing deliverance ministry try to make demons confess that Jesus came in the flesh long ago. But this verse is not about that! It is speaking about preachers! A prophet is an inspired preacher. I am preaching to you here. A prophet does not have to mean someone who tells the future. Preachers are prophets in that sense that they are speaking words they claim are from God. Big responsibility right? I preach because I must preach….or I will burst!! Ok…having said that…Apostle John said that “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God….
Here is the test. A true prophet of God will be preaching that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. So what do people do? They talk about Jesus long ago coming to the earth from a faraway heaven….doing some stuff and leaving again. But this verse is not about Jesus coming a long time ago….it is about Jesus Christ in your flesh!!
Jesus Christ has come to your fleshy body and become your Life….your source…your spirit!! True preachers who are of God, preach nothing else!! The King James Version says…
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the fleshis of God:
Jesus Christ IS come….the word come is a present tense verb. That is why the KJV says Jesus is come in the flesh!! Not did come, but is come. Right now inside your heart Jesus Christ is come in the flesh!! Your flesh!! Jesus Christ is your flesh…your flesh is the flesh of Jesus Christ!! This is the Gospel!!
Then John tells us – if we have ears to hear –
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Every spirit..that is, every preacher…who preaches NOT that Jesus is come in your flesh…is not of God, but is that spirit of antichrist. Almost all preachers preach a Jesus long ago….few preach that Jesus is come in the flesh. Is means NOW!! Now today…now tomorrow..now forever, in all the nows’ future and past. God is, God was and God will be. But God is always NOW.
And Jesus is come to dwell inside your fleshy body, in your fleshy heart.
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Those preachers who preach a Jesus far away in heaven up there, are preaching antichrist to you. Jesus is in your heart.
We know that John is talking about this because he goes on to say…
1Jn 4:4 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.
Those spirits preaching and confessing a Jesus not in their flesh….are of the world….and we have overcome them….because greater is He that is in you.….than he that is in the world. Do you see that? John is proving to you that he was talking about Jesus Christ in your flesh now. He says greater is he that is in you. This Jesus Christ who is come in the flesh…IS IN YOU!!
Stop imagining Jesus up in some heaven….Repent of that image…believe the truth sister, brother!! Believe God’s word and prosper! Jesus Christ IS COME in the flesh–YOUR FLESH.
Then John reaffirms what he has said….
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
The “they” he speaks of are those preaching a Jesus NOT in your flesh now. They preach a Jesus back then, a Jesus up there, a Jesus far away… a Jesus some day……BUT DEFINITELY NOT a Jesus in your flesh right now!!
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
“He that knoweth God”…..Not knows about God, or about a Jesus back then…but who knows God in their heart!! Jesus in your heart always wins over a Jesus in your mind. If you will know ONLY that Jesus Who is living in your heart, you will hear and receive the words I am speaking to you John said..and I say the same. Sadly, almost all Christians do not hear what I and others preaching Jesus in your flesh are confessing. They think we are antichrist….when in actuality it is those preaching a Jesus NOT in your flesh who are antichrist.
They HAVE JESUS living inside their hearts because they are born again having believed into Jesus. But they have been indoctrinated in their minds by religious definitions and doctrines of devils masqarading as Christian teaching!
The far away Jesus versus the Jesus in your heart. Who is the true Jesus? I know which one. Do you?
The far away Jesus that is preached by the worldly minded prophets does not lift a finger to help you serve God. He is waiting to come back one day so he can judge you for all your failings or reward you for all your good things. The far away Jesus says ‘you are responsible to try to be like Me.’
The Jesus Christ who IS come in the flesh is living as you in all your daily living. It is Jesus washing dishes, Jesus and you together in all things…He is always carrying you in everything you do together. He takes full responsibility for you and your needs. He has forgiven you all your sins and made you to sit with Him in His Father’s throne—-which just happens to be your HEART!!
This Jesus Who is come into your flesh has made you perfect in God, washed and cleansed by His blood every moment of every moment! You and Jesus are ONE….in fact as He is, so are you…right now and forever more!!
This is how we overcome the oppressor friend….we confess that Jesus Christ is come into our flesh—to dwell in us and be us. We make Galatians 2:20 personal and now–speak it out loud about yourself.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.