Concerning antichrist spirits:
1 John 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. –ESV
In the preceding verses, John is writing about testing the spirits. He says the ones who do not confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh are false and are spirits of the antichrist. But he says in verse 4, “you are from God and have overcome them.”
Sometimes we find ourselves troubled by the spirit of the age, whatever it may be at any given time. If it is not the Spirit of God, it is a spirit of antichrist and we should be troubled by these spirits. But only troubled enough to stay awake and be discerning. We should not be troubled to the point of sacrificing the peace God gives us. This peace transcends understanding, which means it does not base its impartation on the circumstances around us. We can’t make sense of this in the natural, since we are used to being at rest when everything around us is calm—and disturbed when circumstances are a mess.
A Godly Cocoon
What a blessing that we can be insulated in a safe cocoon of God’s peace and protection while the world falls apart. Not only that, but we can continue to influence the world even while in this protective barrier. The barrier is meant only as a defensive mechanism to keep the world out of us, not to keep us out of the world.
So when the antichrists come, in whatever form they do, we can claim the verse laid out above. The Spirit of God lives in us, and He is greater than any and all antichrist spirits in the world! Not only the ones who have dominion on a larger scale, but also every evil spirit who stands against us personally. These also are inferior to the Spirit within us. Jesus defeated them at Calvary and made an open spectacle of them. It’s time we stopped treating them as if they are more powerful than they really are.
Assurance Of Victory
They are more powerful than we are on our own without question. But if we hide ourselves in the righteousness of Christ, exchanging every legal basis on which they stand against us, and receive the free provision of innocence from Jesus, darkness has no choice but to flee. Sometimes not right away. It seems perhaps they are granted a bit time to test us and see if we are convinced to stand on the Word of God, but we can rest assured, the victory is ours in the end if we meet the conditions and leave no legal basis for evil to stand against us.