THE LAST HOUR

THE LAST HOUR

v15-17 – 1 John 2:15– the world system – Cosmos
– There are 3 meanings to Cosmos
           1. the earth – this is hat God created
           2. the human race – the people the Lord has created and loves
           3. the evil system – this system opposes God, His values, Word and ways
– This is what John is referring to here
v18 – last hour – this is the period of time right before the return of the Lord
Know – to absolutely positively know
– Signs show us the return of the Lord will come quickly
1. One sign is violence – Matthew 24:37 & Genesis 6:5-6,11
– This is the way it is going to be at times – 1 Chronicles 12:32
2. One sign is false prophets and false doctrine
Antichrist – means an opponent of Christ – one antichrist influencing the world
Antichrists – opponents to Christ concerning their doctrine
– This is the #1 sign of the return of the Lord – Matthew 24:5,11,23-25
v19 – they were not born again and had wrong doctrine……
v20-21 – But you – this refers to born again believers
Anointing – this refers to the Holy Spirit
– The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth
v20-21 – we have a combination of the Word and the Holy Spirit – both are needed
v22-23 – The Deity Of Jesus Christ – this refers to anyone who says jesus Christ is not God
– If you deny the Son, you do not have the Father either
v23 – acknowledge or confess
-Means to speak the same thing that God says…to agree with the Word and God
– Here we are agreeing that Jesus Christ is God
v24 – abide – means to remain…to continue…to stay
– Keep the things you have learned in your life and heart
v25 – A Promise – means a pledge…guarantee…an announcement
 – We have eternal life
v26 – Deceive – means to seduce and lead astray
v27 – the anointing abides in us – this is the Holy Spirit
– We do no shave to be deceived
– We do not need anyone to teach us
– This does no mean we do not need teacher or Pastors
– It speaks of not being at anyones mercy
– We have the Holy Spirit in us that will always tell us the truth and keep us from false doctrine
v28 – Little children – speaks of all born again believers
Abide in Him – this is a command from the Lord to the believer
Abide – to remain in…stay in…remain in…
– Abide in the lord because you never know when He is returning
Appear – to become visible…the world will see Him
No one knows when Jesus will return
Confidence – means boldness and gladness
– We have confidence we are going to be with the Lord
Ashamed – we will not receive any rewards from Jesus at His return
v29 – Know – to absolutely positively know
– Righteous – doing what is right an being right with God
Practices righteousness – this is not doing some good things. This is a lifestyle of righteous acts and living – Habitual…
Is born of Him – habitual righteousness proves a person is saved…