But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit, and all of you know the truth. So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” 1 John 2:20-23 NLT
The Holy Spirit always reveals the truth. The truth is Jesus Christ! Anyone who denies the deity of Jesus Christ is of the Antichrist spirit. To acknowledge Son, Jesus Christ, is to acknowledge the Father! To believe that Jesus is the Anointed One (the definition of Christ) is to recognize Him as Divine. To deny His Divinity is to deny Him as Christ. To deny Him as Christ is to deny Him as Divinity. Only a sinless Savior would suffice. Only God is sinless. No mere man can redeem us from sin. God became one of us. This is called the incarnation (God who became flesh - see Colossians 2:9). He dwelt among us (John 1:14), was tempted as we are, yet He never sinned (see Hebrews 4:15). To acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ is to ascribe to Him absolute authority and to accept our responsibility of implied obedience. Anyone who denies Jesus Christ and His Divinity is of the Antichrist spirit because they are denying the Father also. One day every eye will see Him (I John 3:2; Revelation 1:7), every knee will bow before Him, and every tongue will confess Him as LORD OF ALL!!!!!!! (Philippians 2:8-11). Like Jesus, Himself, said in John 14:1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” NLT He elaborates on this in John 14:6-7 “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” NLT This is an emphatic statement of His deity! I humbly bow before my Lord Jesus Christ! I boldly proclaim His Majesty!!! There is no one else! Anyone who preaches anything less is a false teacher. We must never compromise the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We will either acknowledge His Lordship now and receive eternal life or we will deny His Lordship and receive eternal damnation. “And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power. When he comes on that day, he will receive glory from his holy people—praise from all who believe. And this includes you, for you believed what we told you about him. So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 1:7-12 NLT Let’s preach it with conviction. We have had enough of a watered down message of Jesus. He’s more than a religious leader. Let’s get back to preaching the truth!! There is no other way! He is the Christ, the Son of The living God!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris