Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 Jn. 4:4 KJV)
The Apostle John began discussing the subject of false prophets from verse 1 of 1 John 4. He went further to talk about the spirit of the antichrist that was already in the world. This spirit should not be confused with the person of the antichrist which is a man of evil still to come. The spirit of the antichrist is already here. It operates in the system that controls the rejection and maliciousness against everything about Christ. Kings, rulers and even philosophers across the ages have vowed to eradicate Christianity. There is a reason for this unparalleled animosity to any organized religion in the earth. However, one thing was shared with every one of their attempts. They failed. Why? “Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world!”
There is a spirit that rules over the darkness of the world. This darkness goes beyond the hostility towards Christ. It involves the blindness in the minds of the unsaved not to know God. It includes increasing despair, misery, emotional pains, societal evils, crimes, suicides, hopeless and even diseases and financial turmoils. The Lord reminds you that the One who is in you is greater than the spirit that is ruling over the darkness of the world. When that spirit comes to your territory, he will recognize that you are different. The spirit will see Someone in you that will repel him far away. Christ overcame the world and gave us that victory. You have already overcome the world through the victory in Christ!
Who is the spirit that rules over the power of the air, and the darkness of death over the whole world? ( Ephesians 2:1, Heb. 2:14)
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Satan knows Who is in us, and what that implies. The problem is we do not know as much. Our ignorance is His advantage. Be bold, grow in the faith and put Satan where he belongs, under your feet.
Thank the Lord for the victory He has given you in Christ.