1 John 2:18 ¶Little children, it is the last time: and as
ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists;
whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
We know that it is the last time, don't we?
1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
And John knows that we know it.
These epistles of the apostle John are written by him specifically for "the last time".
He wrote them to God's elect concerning the seduction of antichrist, the father of lies, and Satan's own children, those "liars" who are not of us, not of the tribes of Israel nor of Judah even though they claim to be "God's chosen people".
Even from the beginning, the very first child of the Devil himself, Kayin in Hebrew (Cain), the father of the Kenites, went out from us. Cain was not of us for he was of his father the Devil just as his offspring were at the time of Christ and just as they are today.1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Note: The "explanation" of the Parable of the Tares in Matthew 13 documents the "seed of the serpent" as being the children of Satan.
It was between his seed (Cain) and the woman's seed (Abel, then Seth) that the controversy began in this earth age and enmity was placed between those two seed lines.
That is why you will not find Cain listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter 5 of Genesis, for Cain was not Adam's son.
You of God's Elect "have an unction" which simply means you are anointed by the Holy Spirit of God and you are His "dear ones". And you know "all these things" John is writing to us, correct? Has John revealed anything that you fathers, mature elders in the Word who have even sown many seeds, and you young men who are strong (as EZEK-I-EL) in the Word, don't already know? John is now going to tell you himself that he is not writing this letter, i.e. he has not written it, to you to tell you something you do not already know!!! Hello, come in!1 John 2:20
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
"Lies" are those "things" which are spoken by the "liars"! Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the scribes and Pharisees" and He meant their lying doctrines! By the way, John will soon tell us in very straight forward language exactly why he has written "these things" which you already know when we get to the 26th verse. Here is what we will find: I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
John is writing because of the kenites who seduce the children of God who are to remain virgins! Again, if you are one of God's elect with the anointing of the Holy Spirit then you already know what happened in the garden concerning the "seduction" of Eve, and who it really was that crucified Jesus Christ, and who those Jews are in Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 that call themselves of Judah but do lie and are of the synagogue of Satan! You "little ones" are well aware of the presence of the kenites, but you see, John is writing to you because "it is now the last time" and you better be aware how the seductions are "going down" and know that YOU will be one his main targets for those fiery darts spoken of by Paul in Ephesians 6. We will find out later in this epistle that we have nothing to fear from any of this as long as we abide in His love, for love has no fear. Just understand that the "seduction" will be the same as it always has been, even from the beginning!1 John 2:26
These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
Note: Remember also how quickly the USS COLE, "The Determined Warrior", was blind-sided by the enemy when it was "low on fuel (oil)" and headed into a foreign port.
Ok John, how about telling us more about who these seducing "liars" are!
"Abnegate" means to renounce! We are talking about someone who "works against" Christianity and not only rejects Jesus Christ but renounces Him.1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
denieth = arneomai, ar-neh'-om-ahee, Greek 720; perhaps from Greek 1 (a) (as a negative particle) and the middle of Greek 4483 (rheo); to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate :- deny, refuse.
If someone "denieth" Jesus Christ as the Son of God, then his or her father is NOT almighty God, the Father of Christ, the God of Christianity. That "liar" has another father who is the father of liars. Do you understand what John is saying here? Their rock is not our Rock (Deut 32:31). Their god is not our God. Their father is not our Father. Antichrist is not Jesus Christ.1 John 2:23
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Do not be seduced as Eve was in the beginning. Be wiser than the serpent and understand his slick (subtil) seducing methods and endure through the tribulation of antichrist unto the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you do, you shall receive an unbelievable reward which He has promised you! Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
Again, who are the lying seducers? They are antichrist, Satan, and his children, the children of darkness.1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
Since God's elect have received the anointing of the Holy Spirit they do not need any of man's teachings, i.e. the traditions of men, because they have His Word. So stick to the same truth that you began to learn from beginning when that anointing took place, when you received the Holy Spirit and your eyes were opened and you began to fellowship with Jesus Christ, the Word of God, which is Truth. That same Holy Spirit will continue to teach you as long as "you shall abide in Him, i.e. stay grounded in His Word.1 John 2:27
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
That's right "dear ones" of God, stay in His Word. Continue to fellowship with Him! And now, little children, abide in Him;
We have absolutely, positively, no doubts whatsoever, who is who! We know the difference between light and darkness, between the children of the day and the children of the night, between the truth of Father's Word and the lies of their father's traditions. We shall remain steadfast in His Word and we shall in no wise be ashamed when Christ returns because we will still be spiritual virgins and will not have been seduced by antichrist.... that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at his coming.
The promise is the promise of eternal life. It is those who do the will of God who shall receive it. Everything else in this world "shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [evil rudiments - the lusts thereof] shall melt with fervent heat...(2 Peter 3:10)."1 John 2:29
If ye know that He is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 2:17
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
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