“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”1 John 4:4
The spirit of the antichrist is anything that opposes Christ and the gospel. When you think of it that way, it can seem that we believers in Jesus are on the underdog team. Everyone opposing Christianity comprises what seems to be the powerhouse team with Satan at the helm. Satan targets God’s children, luring them into believing lies about themselves and God. The spirit of the antichrist is real, just as it was when John wrote his first letter to his friends.
But we know the outcome of the game! We have already overcome because the captain of our team is far greater than Satan. We have the true Christ, the everlasting King who conquered sin and death for us at the cross. He is greater than “the one who is in the world.”
The Spirit of Christ in us is constantly overcoming the spirit of the antichrist. Every day we defeat the lies of false teachers by affirming the truth of Scripture. The captain of our team, Jesus Christ, has won. Especially when the world’s offerings fall short and leave you feeling alone, be encouraged, dear ones.
The truth of God defeats the lies of Satan. The good news of the gospel of Christ defeats the bad news of the antichrist.