What is antichrist? anything that testifies of anything other than Christ came into the flesh. Christ “inside” vs everything else. The fruit of these spirits will be weighted on self desire and self will – see all things that are flesh creations that war against the spirit of God.
Anything means anything including prophecy. We can have experiences and visions and prophecy and even gifts of God and not KNOW Jesus. Jesus coming inside the flesh is the only testimony that is CHRIST. Everything else is NOT Christ. Standing in front of the throne – the devil did that. Prophecy – very often given as warnings and signs of what is to take place and the devil has it, hence why in Revelation it says he went after the seed because he KNEW HIS TIME was short. Spirits saying “time is short” doesn’t pass the testing of spirits. Likewise spirits saying virtually anything EXCEPT Christ came into the flesh, is not of Christ. And of these who speak in his name, prophecy, cast out devils and perform wonders, are they deceiving and deceived one in the same? Jesus said to the pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” The father of lies does according to a will that is NOT GOD’s will – seated in lusts – self desire. The truth of all men is what resides inside of them. It’s either Christ or its not, regardless how holy or clean it may look on the outside – the only boasting it will ever do is of HIM WHO LIVES IN ME.
Is free will a gift from God? NO. The word of God says let no man say they are tempted of God. We’ve turned this into troubles and trials. If something bad happens in our lives, don’t blame God. That’s not accurate. God promises we will have trouble in this world and elaborates greatly on the refining, correcting, chastising and trials of his children. He says if you don’t face this stuff you’re a bastard – Who HE LOVES he also chastises. That is not the same thing as temptation. God did NOT give Adam and Eve free will. He said “don’t do this.” That’s instruction of HIS WILL. There is no gray area here for slack or negotiation. HIS WILL IS LIFE and HE SAID DON’T TOUCH the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He gave HIS WILL and instruction and they chose otherwise, which is a choice that leads to death. God’s will for us is that we don’t perish. That’s what HE WANTS. Yet we are perishing because of lack of knowledge – lack of FEAR of God (fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge) and lack of Jesus, which defines divine knowledge as HE IS THE TRUTH. If we walk in the LIGHT OF GOD, then our sins are washed clean by the blood of the Lamb, if we do NOT walk in the LIGHT OF GOD, we are walking in death. People often say because God loves us he gave us free will. That is utterly false from the mouth of the devil himself. Because God loves us he gave us LIFE – and HIS LIFE desires for us to partake of LIFE (to be made one with Him and His Son). The devil in his subtle trickery offers free will, which leads to death.