The Antichrist Church System: The Orthodoxy of Diotrephes
Organized religion within the realm of “Churchianity” opposes all who defy her ways. They are in direct opposition to the itinerant ministry of the Ekklesia. The orthodoxy of church demands subservience to the confines of the four walls within their denominational name brand. Those among the Ekklesia are free to move within the one universal Body of Jesus Christ with the authority and gifts God has given them to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom anyplace and anywhere God leads them. There is no confinement to one place under the lordship of ecclesiastical men.
The settled denominational churches do not like the Ekklesia ruffling the feathers of the settled congregation, especially when they challenge their man-made traditions with the Word of God. The followers of Jesus Christ are considered heretics for defying the institutionalized orthodoxy of Diotrephes, who is representation of the Antichrist.
The "Invading Wanderer"
The true gospel of the Kingdom must go out and defy the settled congregations of pew-warmers. The “Churchians” consider the Ekklesia a threat and do not welcome, or support them. The opposition comes as a result the Christian duty to defy and confront the corrupt religious system with the authority of God’s Word.
Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the Ekklesia. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore WE OUGHT TO SUPPORT PEOPLE LIKE THESE, THAT WE MAY BE FELLOW WORKERS FOR THE TRUTH. – 3 John 1:5-8
Those among the Ekklesia must support one another as part of the body of Christ as God leads each out into the ministry of the Gospel.
I have written something to the Ekklesia, but DIOTREPHES, WHO LIKES TO PUT HIMSELF FIRST, DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE OUR AUTHORITY. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, TALKING WICKED NONSENSE AGAINST US. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the Ekklesia. – 1 John 3:9-10
The spirit of Diotrephes wants nothing to do with an “invading wanderer” who is led by the Lord to confront the settled ministries of man-made denominations and traditions. They are deemed as a nuisance and disturbance to their man-given authority. The universal authority of Jesus Christ trumps that of mere entitled men who like to put themselves first. They are to be exposed for their religious works of iniquity.
The hierarchical structure of the modern church has its early origins from Diotrephes. Essentially, he was the example that proceeded to manifest into the man driven Constantine church system of organized religion that runs rampantly today.
John warns the Ekklesia about these type of men who are Antichrists.
Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that ANTICHRIST is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. -1 John 2:18
Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the ANTICHRIST, he who denies the Father and the Son. – 1 John 2:22
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. – 1 John 4:3
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the ANTICHRIST. – 2 John 1:7
It is interesting to note that the Antichrist(s) is mentioned only in the letters from John, which is the precursor to mentioning Diotrephes. It is very disconcerting how many men promote the counterfeit system of church today and are ignorant of this verse,
Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM – 1 John 2:4
John is speaking of men who are part of “Churchianity” who are completely opposed to the true body of Jesus Christ and those among the Ekklesia. Diotrephes is the symbol of what they are. They seek to be first and demand to have their self-entitled man-given authority over others. These are the characteristics of an Antichrist.
The purpose of the Antichrist is to squash the operation of spiritual gifts among each believer. This is easily done when man is in control within their man-made environments called churches. Within these four walls, it is easy to suppress and prate anyone who does not comply with their mandated denominational mold. It is a two-fold suppression of not welcoming a universal citizen of the Kingdom of God by maliciously opposing anything outside the realm of their denominational umbrella. Second, they suppress any use of spiritual gifts unless they comply with their stringent made-made qualifications through membership ordinations, programs, rituals and certifications. Those who work their way up the ranks of “Churchianity” often exude a dominating personality by wanting to be first and desiring to receive the accolades of men. Wherever and whenever this orthodoxy is achieved, God is dead within their midst.
When the work of the Antichrist is done, all those within the harlot church will oppose all those who are true temples of the Holy Spirit. Their desire for pre-eminence denies the Father and the Son. The Ekklesia become the unwelcomed outlaws who are denied support to do the work of the Lord and are considered outcasts. The fact is, they are not outcasts, but simply have left the confines and oppression of spiritual Babylon and entered into the freedom of the Kingdom of God.
The apostasy is that the delusional masses cannot see anything beyond their carnal distorted denominational lenses.
Sympathy for Diotrephes
The greatest deception within the “Churchian” realm is that the Antichrists look like the good guys, and the Ekklesia look like the bad guys. The indoctrinated “Churchian” opposes the spiritual things for the carnal. They twist Scripture for sole purpose of promoting their flavor of religion. The wide road to destruction is modern organized religion that stems from the seed of Diotrephes, which drove the Early Ekklesia into obscurity around 100 AD. Today, the totalitarian Antichrist war against the remnant of God’s true followers is still raging on. The persecution and battle started when Jesus Christ started building His Ekklesia as spiritual stones.
Many fail to understand that their religious lifestyle is of the Antichrist that sympathizes for men like Diotrephes. The history of what they support and submit to does not render back to Jesus Christ, but men who oppose Him with their allegiance to domineering men .
Those who are truly guided by the Holy Spirit will oppose this great deception. We must take up our swords and speak truth by shining light into the dens of the Antichrist exposing their pre-eminent spirits. They will not like to be told that they are living a lie relying on their worldly strength, power and influence. This is the recipe of every church denomination that exists on the planet today.
The Antichrist system has manifested through the hierarchical structure of the institutionalized corporate run churches that sell their carnal wares for profit promoting their names over Jesus Christ.
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