The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Antichrist Spirit, #9

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. (Psalms 150:3-6—NIV)

In the meanwhile the musicians play simple segments of music without words—however the worship leader directs. This is very effective. Sometimes the entire uproar becomes deafening. But we keep this up until the worship leader feels we have caught hold of God. Then he takes us right into some worship choruses—some militant, some slower and worshipful.

I don't think we have arrived yet. We still are not getting the widespread participation that will build Christ in us to the extent God desires. But we are on our way and moving ahead as fast as the Lord shows us what to do. And the people are following!

A new day, characterized by songs of war (and of worship as well), dancing, tambourines, a saxophone, a French horn, drums, guitars, bells, tone blocks, mime, and anything else we can lay our hands on.

We keep pushing ahead! Pushing ahead! Pushing ahead as the Lord leads!

But the end result is an increase in the Life of Jesus Christ in each member, as measured by greater righteousness, greater holiness, stricter obedience to God as he or she interacts with the living Jesus continually.

It is a new day, a time of war. Satan must be driven totally from every aspect of the material creation, beginning with those of us who love the Lord.

Yes, we shall be shaken! shaken! shaken until the Antichrist spirit is out of us! Then we shall be able to flow in the flowings of God. How wonderful to dwell in untroubled rest in the Father through Jesus Christ. It is worth every pain, every frustration, every bewilderment and perplexity, every denial of our most intense desires, every prison that we detest. It is worth it all to be at rest in the Bosom of God with Jesus Christ.

When Christ appears we shall appear with Him, if He indeed is our Life. Then we shall work with Him in installing the Kingdom of God, the rule of God, on the earth, in answer to the Lord's Prayer.

Be greatly encouraged! God desires that you as an individual lay hold on all He has called you to. Remember the dancing and rejoicing in Heaven over just one of our brothers who found deliverance. So it will be in your case as you humble yourself and make that difficult decision to turn away from the compulsions of your flesh, soul, and spirit and do the will of God.

May God bless you richly as you join the army that is following the Lord Jesus Christ as He breaks through all the defenses of the enemy and brings us out into the pastures of God, and also enables us to do the same for others. (from The Antichrist Spirit)