The term “antichrist” is found in 1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” And in 1 John 4 3-4, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already”
Please note that word “the last hour” that precedes the coming of the antichrist. It is an hour that comes to everyone as a shock. The antichrist blasphemes that Jesus is not come in the flesh; that God manifested not in the flesh as Christ Jesus. However, Scripture reveals that Christ Jesus is the begotten Son of God. Also Scripture reveals, “As He is in this world, so are we”, 1 John 4:17. Thus Christ Jesus is our true identity. Therefore, to see yourself separate from Christ while you may appear in a mortal form to human sense; to see yourself as a human being instead of spirit is to pierce Christ Jesus again and again. That belief in us that blasphemes we were born in the womb of a woman is the anti-Christ.
Therefore, any spirit opposing the truth that Christ is in me and I am in Christ; that my Father and I are one is the anti-Christ, the god of this world, and not any person that will someday rule the one-world government or religion and inscribe the mark of the beast 666 upon our foreheads as organized religion has made us believe; even that day will never come. There will not be a physical mark of the beast 666 inscribed or engraved in our foreheads or palms literally or through a microchip now or in the future capable of separating you from our Most Loving Father, except in the degree we have accepted humanhood as the function of our being, and not Christ Jesus.
The mark of the beast is humanhood or human life accepted in consciousness, instead of the resurrected Life of Christ. Anyone not beholding Christ Jesus in his or her neighbor is under the influence of the antichrist, the god of this world; he or she is still appropriating the fruit of good and evil, the cause of the fall of man in the garden of Eden. For this reason, we are given the gospel to preach to bring everyone perfect in Christ Jesus. To behold Christ Jesus in a person, place or condition is to be the pure in heart; it is to see God face to face; it is to reveal the kingdom of heaven here and now.
Christ Jesus says, “…Follow me”, meaning, His demonstration is universal; it is for us to demonstrate here and now. That ‘follow-me’ is to every Jew and Gentile, every saint and sinner; to every man, woman, and child in the universe. He is urging us to follow in His footsteps, and demonstrate even as He did, by overcoming the world of the five-sense mind, by realizing our oneness with the Holy One of Israel, by accepting that we are Spirit and not flesh and blood. This is the Truth that sets us free from the bondage of the senses. Christ reminds us, ‘I go to my Father and to your Father, to your God and my God’. Can you feel any sense of oneness in that statement? The Tree is one with the branch so long as the branch lives in Identity, in conscious oneness with the Tree. This is the whole message of the Gospel, from Genesis to Revelation of brother John. However, if the branch assumes a false separation from the Vine, it appears cut off, withers and dies.
Therefore, our only demonstration is to be one with Christ Jesus, the ‘Tree of Life’ in the paradise of God. Never you believe it when the world blasphemes, “you can’t be like Christ Jesus, the measuring reed of our Most Loving Father; that you are a mortal being”. There is no other way to our Most Loving Father except through ‘your conscious oneness’ with Christ Jesus, the reality of individual being. This goes contrary to all the teachings of organized religion that is hysterical with attributing Jesus Christ as a master or a prophet, or even frenzied with just mentioning the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and savior but not going one more step further into accepting oneness with Christ Jesus.
Christ already assures us, “I Am in you and you are in me”. John 14:20. Can you do anything beyond that? No! Can you not realize yourself as the branch grafted to the Tree of life, the one Life of God flowing up the trunk, out the branches, appearing in newness of form in that statement of Christ? Christ sees you no less than Himself regardless of how debased you may appear to human vision. Christ sees only Christ, and if you are the pure in heart you will see only Christ Jesus in individual-being. Christ forever assures, “I am the Vine and you are the branch”. John 15:5. The same Tree, with the many members, with many branches grafted to the Vine in oneness.
You are a child of God, perfect as your heavenly Father, in your awareness that you are one with Christ Jesus, in your realization that you are the branch grafted to the Tree of Life, in your realization that you are Spirit. To be perfect as your Father is your realization that my Father and I are one; to be aware of the one Life of God as your Life and the Life of your neighbor; to be aware that you are Immortal now, even though your five-sense testifies otherwise – the body is getting weaker, older and shrinking – do not yield to it. Please do not accept the evidence of the senses. We learn to live from the level of consciousness that accepts Immortality as a here-now reality. Indeed, if Perfection were not our natural state, Christ would not have said ‘be yee perfect as your heavenly Father is Perfect’. Mathew 5:48
How can you become what you are not already? You only need to accept the finished work of the Father, “IT IS FINISHED”, as Christ grieves at Calvary. Christ urges us in the eternal now to accept our Spiritual body as the Truth of being, to dwell in it; to live in identity, in the conscious realization that ‘I and my Father are one’. John 10:30. That is the sole purpose of His transfiguration. To be perfect as your heavenly Father is to know only the things that God knows; to be known as you are known of God. In other words, to be God-conscious; to have the single eye that does not behold good and evil, but sees only Perfection, Christ Jesus everywhere; that does not judge after appearance but judges righteously. You cannot be perfect and accept death or imitation life that begins at birth and ends in the grave as reality, or sickness or even good health as a function of individual being. That is duality, beholding good and evil. Thus to be perfect is to realize that our Perfection is here and now. We only need to accept it to live in it.
Therefore, it is the recognition of Christ Jesus in you as the reality of individual being that overcomes the antichrist, and you are free from the mark of the beast 666 – that awful horror that is actually nonexistent, the abomination of desolation, standing in the holy place of God. You will discover a startling truth, as the walls of organized religions of the world dissolve in your consciousness that every man, woman, and child on earth has one Father, the Holy One of Israel; that we are all one in Christ Jesus.
Now as we come to the revelation of Saint John, a lot of plagues are mentioned, for which organized religion has misconstrued to be the punishment of God that will be meted out to unbelievers in a future time, perhaps during the presumed reign of the antichrist, without knowing that our Most Loving Father does not abide in time but in Now. Anywhere plagues are mentioned in the scripture, please know that the plagues are aimed at us to remove anything unlike the Holy One of Israel in us; to remove the barrier in us, the self-will that separates us from realizing oneness with our Most Loving Father. They appear as plagues to our false sense of life that is in opposition to Spirit; that is cut off from our heavenly Father. So if you are separate from our Most Loving Father, it will appear as a plague. They are not going to touch the reality of you, Christ Jesus. They bring you into the awareness of your true self, Christ Jesus. It has nothing to do with God’s punishment.
The ways of the world are such that they confine you to the tomb of flesh, into the belief that you are a human being; that you dwell in a physical body, the body you behold in a mirror. Please look around you and see if this is not the case; the television and radio, newspapers and magazines, education and organized religion are affirming your false sense of mortality. They are saying that you are a human being that grows, ages and dies. You are not a mortal being; you are the image and likeness of God, the child of God, one with Christ Jesus. Whatever in the human scene that takes your attention away from the Divine Presence, Security, and Power within you, away from the realization of oneness with Christ Jesus, the reality of individual being, is the antichrist. You must realize this truth until it simmers through your whole being. Therefore, please renounce every mortal concept you have entertained heretofore about a mortal that is dying, about an aging mortal that is lacking, that is sick, poor, limited, weak and sinning.
Finally, until you hearken to the voice of Spirit within you, to acknowledge that Christ Jesus, the begotten Son of God is the reality of your being; until Christ Jesus is revealed in man; until the slain Lamb of God is enthroned in you as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, you shall still be under the influence of the antichrist, the man of sin. This is the mystery revealed by Holy Spirit through brother Paul, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man (man’s mortal concept, the consciousness of flesh and blood) doomed to destruction.” 2 Thessalonian 2:11