We stand at a very important junction in time. This is the season in which deception is proliferating at an
all-time high. The spirit of the anti-Christ is loose on the earth and he is working overtime to separate people
from truth; he knows truth is what frees people to live in covenant with Almighty God. This evil spirit of anti-
Christ is paving the way for the revealing of the man himself who will set himself up as “god” and rule the
world for a season of great evil and destruction. (I John 4:3)

      This is also the season of final preparations for the return of Jesus for His bride – the Church. (Matthew
25) There is much yet to be done if the Church is to be ready as the five wise virgins were who prepared
properly for the bridegroom. The Church is not yet the “glorious church” that Paul describes, (Ephesians 5:27)
for the most part we are as the writer of Hebrews writes, “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you
need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and
not solid food.” (Hebrews 5:12)

      The battle that is raging right now on the earth and in the spiritual realm is between the spirit of truth and
the spirit of error. (John 4:6) The people of God have resident within them the Holy Spirit who leads us into all
the truth; (John 16:13) therefore, there is no reason we should be led into error. But the fact is many Christians
are falling away from the grace of God (I Timothy 4:1) and are literally fulfilling the prophetic word. This
should not be happening. Church, let us rise up in power of God and contend for Truth, the Holy Word of
God.

      Servants of God called by Jesus to lead His people, I implore you: Return to the Word of God in the
pulpit, without compromise, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with signs following attesting to His power
and goodness. Raise up this last generation of saints and empower them as never before to be the light in the
darkness, preaching righteousness, standing strong against the evil one, and glorifying Jesus Christ our Lord.

      I add my faith to the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews who wrote, “But beloved, we are confident of
better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation… to the full assurance of hope until the
end…” (Hebrews 6:9-12) The Church is arising in power, and she will stand strong in these last days in the
power of God’s might; and she shall declare triumph in all things until the coming of our Lord.

                                                                 
Come quickly Lord Jesus!
    
the Spirit of Truth - the Spirit of Error
By Bishop Randy Barnett